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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
The moist and warm climate of Louisiana can affect your pet’s health. The humidity causes a high number of mosquitoes which transmit many different types of infectious diseases like heartworm. Louisiana has one of the highest incidences of heartworm (a life-threatening, yet preventable disease) in the country! Compared to the national average Dogs in Louisiana are also more commonly diagnosed with hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms compared to the national average. Cats in Louisiana are also more commonly diagnosed with Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV, similar to HIV in humans). These viruses are spread through the close contact with an infected cat. FeLV and FIV can be serious but are also treatable if found early. Cats in Louisiana are also more commonly diagnosed with tapeworms (almost twice as common), hookworms, roundworms, and ear mites compared to the national average. Fortunately, these health conditions are treatable but that treatment can be expensive. Pet insurance can help protect you and your pet from the increasing cost of health care associated with these illnesses.
Pet Insurance in Louisiana
You can’t predict what will happen to your dog or cat but you can be prepared. In the event of an illness or accident, pet insurance allows you to focus on what is important—caring for your sick or injured pet rather than having to deal with the financial burden that often comes with good heath care. Compared to other areas, Louisiana poses specific risks to pets. These risks can be covered with pet insurance and include:
◦ Venomous snake and insect bites
◦ Parasites that transmit infectious diseases
◦ Climate (heat exhaustion)
Pet insurance can help protect your dog or cat from the common health conditions mentioned above and give you the peace of mind in knowing that you are prepared to provide them with the health care they need. Louisiana 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 accident and illness coverage, pet owners in Louisiana may also want to consider a wellness plan. Some of the most common health conditions among dogs and cats in Louisiana, as mentioned above, are heartworm, dental tartar, periodontal disease, and tapeworms. These conditions are preventable with routine dental cleanings, heartworm tests and preventatives and routine vet exams and a wellness plan can cover these costs. Wellness plans (also known as routine care plans) will cover costs associated with preventative or routine care, such as:
◦ Flea, tick and heartworm control
◦ Heartworm test
◦ Dental cleanings
◦ Routine bloodwork
◦ Routine urine and fecal tests
◦ Wellness exams and more
Wellness plans not only help you save money on routine care, it can also help you stay on top of your pets wellness care to prevent some serious health conditions down the road.
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