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 Oregon 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 Oregon. 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 Oregon are more commonly diagnosed with arthritis, thyroid disease, heart disease, and kennel cough compared to the national average. Cats in Oregon are also more commonly diagnosed with arthritis, kidney disease, and thyroid disease compared to the national average. Fortunately, 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 Oregon
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 proper health 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 Oregon, which can be covered with pet insurance, include:
◦ Parasites that transmit infectious diseases like ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes
◦ Infectious diseases transmitted by wild animals and livestock
Pet insurance can help protect your dog or cat from accidents and illnesses like the conditions noted above and provide you with the peace of mind in knowing that you are prepared to provide them with the health care they need. Oregon 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 Oregon may also want to consider a wellness plan. Some of the most common health conditions among dogs and cats in Oregon, 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 Oregon are at a higher risk of certain parasites like fleas and ticks. These parasites can be prevented with monthly flea/tick control. Although monthly parasite preventatives can add up, a wellness plan can help cover the cost. 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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