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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
Due to the high number of ticks, dogs in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is transmitted by ticks and can be life-threatening. Lyme can be treated if caught early and can be prevented through the use of tick control and vaccinations. Cats in Pennsylvania are also more commonly diagnosed with diabetes, ear mites, roundworms, ticks, and FIV (similar to HIV in humans) 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 Pennsylvania
You can’t predict what will happen to your pet but you can be prepared. In the event of an accident or illness, 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 Pennsylvania, which can be covered with pet insurance, include:
◦ Lyme disease transmitted by ticks
◦ Hurricanes and Tornadoes
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. Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania may also want to consider a wellness plan. Some of the most common health conditions among dogs and cats in Pennsylvania, 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, dogs in Pennsylvania are at a higher risk of Lyme disease. Lyme disease can be serious but is preventable with vaccines and the diligent use of tick control and a wellness plan can help 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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