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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
New Hampshire has the highest number of dogs infected with Lyme disease than any other state — about nine times the national average! Lyme disease is a serious, life-threatening disease that is treatable if found early and may be preventable with vaccinations and diligent tick control. Cats in New Hampshire are more commonly diagnosed with ears mites compared to the national average. Fortunately, all of the common health conditions are preventable or treatable but prevention and 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 New Hampshire
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 health care. Compared to other areas, New Hampshire poses specific risks to pets. Understanding these unique risks can help you decide which plan is best for you and your pet. Some area specific health risks in New Hampshire, which can be covered with pet insurance, include:
◦ Infectious diseases (like Lyme disease transmitted by ticks and ear mites)
◦ Cold weather can cause injuries related to snow and ice
◦ The outdoor lifestyle in New Hampshire can lead to more orthopedic health problems like arthritis and lameness
◦ Due to the use of road salts to eliminate ice in the winter, road salt poisoning is a risk among pets in NH
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. New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire may also want to consider a wellness plan. Some of the most common health conditions among dogs and cats in New Hampshire, as mentioned above, are dental tartar, periodontal disease, and being overweight. It is very important to be diligent with your pet’s dental care and weight because these issues can lead to much more serious and expensive health conditions like heart, liver, and kidney problems. Fortunately, dental disease and obesity may be preventable with routine dental cleanings and routine vet exams and a wellness insurance plan can cover these costs. Wellness plans can also cover the costs to prevent Lyme Disease which, as noted above, pets in New Hampshire are at a higher risk of contracting. 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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