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  • Alyssa Cary, LVT

Pet Health Insurance: Coverage that could be the difference between life and death for your pet

Updated: May 15, 2019

There are two things new pet parents often overlook which, I would argue, are equally as important as vaccinations and a clean bill of health from the veterinarian: 1) Training and socialization, and 2) Pet health insurance.


Pet health insurance is a growing industry with several competing companies. Veterinarians don’t have much time to discuss these options with pet parents, so it’s often left up to the support staff or the pet parent to do the research and decide what, if any coverage, is best.


As someone who has seen pet health insurance be the difference between life and death for several pets, I am here to tell you that there is no pet I would not recommend purchasing health insurance for. The trick is finding the plan that best suits your pet and your finances, and this chart can help you compare companies at a glance. You can also check out this nifty tool from ConsumersAdvocate.org - they encourage all pet owners to research all aspects of the pet insurance industry when choosing the right plan for their family. Luckily, they've done the heavy lifting for you and all you have to do is click a few buttons to get a list of recommendations based on your answers!



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