We understand that your pet has become a member of the family. Pet insurance can provide you with the peace of mind knowing that you are prepared to give them the best health care possible. Pet insurance in Arkansas provides affordable and flexible plans to fit your pet’s needs and your budget. Our goal is to provide you with the area-specific health risks and concerns to dogs and cats in Arkansas. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
The geographical conditions and climate in Arkansas can affect your pet’s health. Arkansas’ humidity brings a high number of mosquitoes and ticks which transmit many different types of infectious diseases. Dogs in Arkansas are at a higher risk of contracting heartworm (a life-threatening, yet preventable infection transmitted by mosquitoes) compared to the national average. Dogs living in Arkansas are also more commonly diagnosed with whipworm, hookworms, and kennel cough. Cats living in Arkansas are at a higher risk of contracting Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV, very similar to HIV for humans). These viruses are spread through the close contact of an infected cat and can be very serious (especially among kittens) but are treatable if caught early and may be preventable through vaccinations. Fleas and ticks are also very common among Cats in Arkansas which can transmit harmful, infectious diseases. Cats are diagnosed with tapeworms (often caused by ingesting fleas) more than twice as common in Arkansas compared to the national average. These health conditions are preventable and/or treatable through routine veterinary care. Pet insurance can help protect you and your pet from the increasing cost of health care associated with these illnesses.
Pet owners should also be aware of area-specific health concerns. Due to the unpredictable weather, tornado related injuries are common in Arkansas. Tornado relief centers and organizations are available to aid you and your pet in the event of a tornado emergency.
Pet Insurance in Arkansas
Pet insurance in Arkansas can help protect your dog or cat from these common health problems by alleviating the rising cost of veterinary care. Arkansas pet insurance plans are typically flexible, designed to meet you and your pet’s individual needs and cover accidents and illnesses. In addition to accident and illness coverage, Arkansas pet owners may also want to consider a wellness plan. As noted above, pets in Arkansas are most commonly diagnosed with dental tartar, periodontal disease, fleas, and being overweight. Fortunately, wellness plans (also known as routine care plans) will cover costs associated with preventative care to avoid those common health condition, such as:
◦ Flea, tick and heartworm control
◦ Dental cleanings
◦ Routine lab tests
◦ Wellness exams and more
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