Human insurance isn’t easy to come by these days, because it can be so expensive. Plus, there’s sometimes not much of an incentive to buy it. Why make monthly payments on the off chance that something bad might happen when you can go to a clinic that allows sliding scale payment? However, insuring yourself and your family is the responsible thing to do, and it’s important so you can get preventative healthcare and not just treatment when things go wrong. Pet insurance works the same way.
Your pet can’t tell you when its tummy feels funny or if it’s experiencing a burning sensation every time it urinates, which is why preventative care for pets is so important. Purebreds can have even more health issues too, which can become costly. My friend’s bulldog had so many staph infections and eye issues, and unfortunately, I think the dog will always have health problems. Being able to make those annual veterinary appointments is beneficial, because it can potentially save you money in the long run.
Unexpected events are not fun, but they are a learning experience. In an effort to increase awareness about these unexpected pet events, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has created the Hambone Award. This is the first national award of its kind, and it’s awarded to a pet who experienced one of these unexpected events and made a full recovery as well as received reimbursements for eligible veterinary expenses.
Obviously, you need to thoroughly read different pet insurance policies and determine which one is right for you and your pet. Oh, and there’s that budget issue too. You want to be able to keep paying your mortgage or rent. You and kitty do need a roof over your head.