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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
Compared to the national average, dogs in Oklahoma are also more commonly diagnosed with the Parvovirus. Parvo is a very serious and life-threatening virus, yet preventable with vaccinations. Dogs in Oklahoma are also more commonly diagnosed with arthritis, ticks, tapeworms, hookworms, and roundworms compared to the national average. Cats in Oklahoma are also more commonly diagnosed with ear mites, roundworms and tapeworms and the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) than the national average. FIV, similar to HIV in humans, is transmitted through the close contact with an infected cat and can be treated if caught early enough, through simple testing. Fortunately, all of these common health conditions and parasites are preventable or treatable, however, the cost of prevention or 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 Oklahoma
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 constraints that often comes with good veterinary care. Every area poses specific risks to pets and understanding these unique risks can help you determine which plan is best for you and your pet. Some area specific health risks in Oklahoma, which can be covered with pet insurance, include:
◦ Parasites that transmit infectious diseases like ticks, fleas, and ear mites
◦ High temperatures can cause heat exhaustion and dehydration
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. Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma may also want to consider a wellness plan. Some of the most common health conditions among dogs and cats in Oklahoma, as mentioned above, are periodontal disease, dental tartar and being overweight. It is very important to be diligent with your pet’s weight and dental care because these issues can lead to much more serious and expensive health conditions such as heart, kidney, and liver problems. Fortunately, dental disease and weight gain can be prevented with routine vet exams and dental cleanings and a wellness insurance plan can cover these costs. Also, as mentioned earlier, pets in Oklahoma are at a higher risk of certain parasites like fleas, roundworms, and hookworms. These parasites can be prevented with monthly flea control and de-worming and a wellness plan can help cover these expenses. 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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