Reasons to Carry Pet Insurance for Your Dog

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Owning a dog can be rewarding, yet sometimes quite expensive. Pet insurance helps to pay for unexpected veterinary bills if your dog is injured or ill. Some pet insurance companies also offer plans covering routine veterinary care. If you are unsure about whether your dog should be covered under pet insurance, keep reading for reasons to have your dog covered.

Regular Veterinary Care

Your veterinarian will recommend a routine care schedule for your dog. Whether it be for vaccinations or annual visits to check weight, growth, eyes, teeth, ears, heart, lungs, and to ask questions about your dog's care, conditions, diet, training, and overall health, regular veterinary care is imperative to owning and maintaining a healthy dog. These visits can add up financially and could potentially be covered by pet insurance under preventive care. Some insurance companies will recommend preventive care to keep the cost of conditional care down.

Unexpected Illness or Trauma

Very often, it is the unexpected expenses that make dog ownership challenging. Insurance, whether for your car or your health or even for your dog, is beneficial when unexpected events arise. If your dog is injured or fighting a disease, having insurance can help you cover much of the cost of care and treatment. Surgeries are quite expensive, but with pet insurance, much of the surgical costs can be covered. Don't let the cost of care for an unexpected condition or surgery stop you from treating your pet.

Increasing Veterinary Costs

Technology is a wonderful thing built into our daily lives as well as our medical care. As your veterinarian utilizes new technology within their office for preventive care as well as for larger more complex care such as surgeries, operations, and treatments for disease and illness, your costs may be driven up by the uses of new technology.  While incredible technology gives us fantastic care, it also increases the cost of caring for your dog. Pet insurance can help cover these increasing costs.

Multiple Plans and Options

Most pet insurance companies will offer customized plans for you to choose from to better care for your dog. With a variety of options available, from preventive care to accidental and trauma coverage and even emergency care, you can pick the best pet insurance for the needs of your wallet as well as providing the best care for your dog. With various options, you could choose to pay for your dog’s preventive care but have extra assistance through pet insurance should an accident or trauma occur.

Simplicity and Ease-of-Use

Many companies offer pet insurance and make it simple to carry and understand a policy. Filing claims for pet insurance is rather simple, too. Most insurance companies will simply ask for receipts and invoices from your veterinarian for reimbursement. There is also peace of mind many dog owners have who carry pet insurance for their dog. The understanding that they will never have to choose the care of their dog over a budget gives owners a sense of comfort..

Coverage with Confidence

Pet insurance is growing in popularity. However, studies show that less than 1% of pet owners actually carry a policy. There are multiple reasons to carry pet coverage and several companies, potentially including your own health, homeowners, or car insurance companies, offer pet insurance.

Rising costs of healthcare are felt across the board, even when it comes to dog ownership. You could have peace of mind with pet insurance, knowing that your veterinarian has your dog's care and treatment under control and your pet insurance will ease the burden of the costs involved.