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 Mississippi 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 Mississippi. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
Mississippi’s climate can affect your pet’s health. The humidity causes a high number of mosquitoes which transmit many different types of infectious diseases like Heartworm. In fact, the risk of Heartworm is higher in Mississippi than any other state! An average of 1 in every 23 dogs in Mississippi were diagnosed with heartworm last year. Heartworm is a very serious and life-threatening disease which can be prevented with monthly heartworm preventatives and simple, routine testing. Compared to the national average Dogs in Mississippi are also twice as likely to be diagnosed with the Parvovirus. Parvo is a very serious and life-threatening virus, yet preventable with vaccinations. Cats in Mississippi are also more commonly diagnosed with roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms compared to the national average. Fortunately, all of 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 conditions
Pet Insurance in Mississippi
You can’t predict what will happen to your pet 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 health care. Understanding the unique risks that your dog or cat is exposed to can help you select the right insurance plan for you and your pet. Some area specific risks which can be covered with pet insurance include:
◦ Venomous snakes and insects
◦ Heartworm disease (transmitted by mosquitoes)
◦ Climate (heat exhaustion)
Pet insurance can help protect your dog or cat from accidents and illnesses like the conditions mentioned above and provide you with the peace of mind in knowing that you are prepared to provide them with the health care they need. Mississippi 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 Mississippi may also want to consider a wellness plan. Some of the most common health conditions among dogs and cats in Mississippi, as mentioned above, are dental tartar and periodontal disease. It is very important to be diligent with your pet’s dental care because poor dental health can lead to much more serious and expensive health conditions like heart, liver, and kidney problems. Fortunately, dental disease may be preventable with routine dental cleanings and routine vet exams and a wellness insurance plan can cover these costs. Since dogs in Mississippi are also at a much higher risk of Heartworm and Parvo, a wellness plan can be a very wise decision for Mississippi pet owners because it will help cover the costs of necessary vaccinations and heartworm preventatives and heartworm tests. 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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