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 Delaware 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 Delaware. 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 Delaware can affect your pet’s health. Delaware’s climate brings a high number of fleas and ticks which can transmit many infectious diseases. For example, dogs in Delaware are more commonly diagnosed with Lyme disease than the national average. Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks and can be prevented with tick control and the Lyme vaccine. Cats in Delaware are commonly diagnosed with tapeworm infections which are typically caused by ingesting fleas. Cats in Delaware are also more commonly diagnosed with roundworms, diabetes, and thyroid disease compared to the national average. Fortunately, these common health conditions among dogs and cats in Delaware are preventable and/or treatable through routine veterinary care and pet insurance can help protect you and your pet from the increasing cost of health care associated with these illnesses.
Delaware is a pet-friendly state due to the climate and number of beach towns, and most areas are more than suitable for families with pets. Along with a very large dog population, Delaware also has tight dog laws to protect humans and other animals. These laws also protect pets from abuse from people.
Dog laws in Delaware require:
◦ An annually-renewed license to keep all dogs 6 months or older
◦ Proof of Rabies vaccination.
◦ Proof of spaying / neutering
High pet accident and incident levels have been reported of the following in Delaware:
◦ Poisoning from eating common – yet potentially deadly – backyard plants such as aloe, sago palm, and some types of flowers. Dogs or cats who eat these can experience vomiting, diarrhea and even liver failure.
◦ Poisoning from eating compost and insecticides.
Delaware has a high beach population – and pets are very popular on the coast! – however this leads to higher than usual levels of the following in Delaware:
◦ Swallowing of foreign objects when outside at the beach or on a picnic.
◦ Potential drowning risks.
◦ Heat-related incidents such as heatstroke and sun burn.
Pet Insurance in Delaware
Pet insurance can help protect your dog or cat from the common health conditions mentioned above by protecting you against the rising cost of veterinary care. Delaware pet insurance plans are flexible, designed to meet you and your pet’s individual needs and will typically cover costs associated with accidents and illnesses. In addition to this coverage, pet owners in Delaware may also want to consider a wellness plan. As noted above, pets in Delaware are more commonly diagnosed with Lyme disease and parasites compared to the national average. 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
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