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Why you should consider pet medical insurance


Thanks to Tom Benisch of State Farm for this episode of Tips from the Pros about medical insurance for your pet.

pet medical insurance

Your pets are an important part of the family. They’re with you from those big life moments to everyday adventures. And nothing matters more than protecting those you love. Whether you are a new or seasoned pet owner, pet medical insurance can help you prepare for the unknown. Read on to learn more about the benefits of considering pet health insurance for your best friend.

How pet health insurance can help your pet for the long-term

Pets get sick too

No matter the season, pets get sick. And sometimes more care is needed than expected. For example, if your new puppy gets into something they shouldn’t, they may need hospitalization, testing and surgery. Maybe Zazzy, your Siamese show cat, has developed a urinary blockage and he now needs surgery. Fortunately, if you have pet medical insurance, you can help get your best friend the care they need. And you can do it without depleting all your savings or dipping into new lines of credit.

To fully protect your pet and your wallet, pet insurance should be purchased the day of adoption. Starting and maintaining a policy when the pet is young and healthy will ensure greater access to available benefits over their lifetime. For a pet insurance quote, ask your State Farm® agent how a Trupanion policy can help be there for your pet’s lifetime.

Life happens

You can budget for many of your pet’s needs, but what if something unexpected comes up? Life happens, especially if you have furry family members running around your home. For instance, are you prepared for the cost of medical care for your dog or cat? Just like humans, pets may need MRIs, medication or bloodwork tests.

These medical costs can add up — they may even cost thousands of dollars. Fortunately, with the help of pet health insurance, you can rest easy knowing you can afford to give your pet medical care without breaking the bank. Pet insurance helps your pets get the care they need with the vet you trust.

Extend your pet’s life expectancy

Pet medical policies can make medical treatment for cats and dogs more accessible. Pet parents are likely subject to paying the full price of their vet bill immediately upon receipt of treatment. Without assistance from a pet medical policy, diagnostic tests, medication required for chronic conditions, unexpected surgeries and hospital stays, or newly-needed animal prosthetic devices and carts can quickly eat up a pet parent’s budget. This often scares pet parents from taking their pets to the vet as often as needed. It also causes them to regularly switch vets based on the price of service rather than on the quality of service received.

Pet insurance helps your pets get the care they need as often as they need it, with the vet you trust.

Pets are family

In conclusion, at the end of the day, you want your pets to be happy and healthy. If your pet does become sick or injured, you want to help them get the care they deserve. Whether you have a new pet or are surrounded by your furry friends all day, it’s never too late to consider medical insurance for your pet. By researching what works for your family and planning for the unexpected, your pet can be protected when they need it most.

Trupanion is a registered trademark owned by Trupanion, Inc. Underwritten in Canada by Omega General Insurance Company and in the United States by American Pet Insurance Company, 6100-4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108. Please visit AmericanPetInsurance.com to review all available pet health insurance products.

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