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 California 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 California. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
Pet Health in California
The geographical conditions and outdoor lifestyle of California can affect your pet’s health. California’s warm and sunny climate not only puts animals at a higher risk of heat related problems, it also allows for more area specific health risks. California provides lots of great hiking, beach runs and other fun outdoor activities. This outdoor lifestyle, however, allows for more environmental health risks. For example, pets in California are more commonly diagnosed with fleas, tapeworms, and skin cancer 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.
California pet owners should also be aware of area-specific health concerns. Due to the exceedingly high temperatures in some areas of California, heat exhaustion and dehydration are common. You can lower your pet’s risk by keeping them hydrated and cool. Due to the amount of sun exposure, skin cancer is also common among pets in California compared to other states.
Pet Insurance in California
Pet insurance in California can help protect your dog or cat from these common health problems by alleviating the rising cost of veterinary care. California pet insurance plans are typically flexible, designed to meet you and your pet’s individual needs and cover accidents and illnesses. In addition to this coverage, Californians may also want to consider a wellness plan. As noted above, pets in California are most commonly diagnosed with dental tartar, periodontal disease, 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
◦ Wellness exams and more
Interested in pet insurance for your pet? Start by getting a free quote today.