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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
South Carolina has a high number of mosquitoes which increases the risk of heartworm among dogs in South Carolina. Heartworm is a very serious and life-threatening illness transmitted by mosquitos. Heartworm is preventable with the use of diligent heartworm preventative medication and simple, routine testing.
Dogs and cats in South Carolina are also more commonly diagnosed with infectious parasites compared to the national average, such as: roundworm, tapeworms, whipworm, ear mites, and hookworms. Cats in South Carolina are also more commonly diagnosed with Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, similar to HIV in humans). These viruses are transmitted through the close contact with an infected cat and can serious.
Fortunately, these 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 South Carolina
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 South Carolina, which can be covered with pet insurance, include:
◦ Wildlife can pose a danger to pets (alligators, crocodiles)
◦ Venomous snakes and poisonous spiders
◦ Parasites that transmit infectious diseases like fleas, tick, and mosquitoes
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. South Carolina 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 South Carolina should consider a wellness plan. As mentioned above, dental disease and parasites are extremely common among pets in South Carolina compared to other states. It is very important to be diligent with your pet’s dental care and parasite preventatives because these issues can lead to much more serious and expensive health conditions down the road such as heart, kidney, and liver problems. Fortunately, dental disease and the parasites mentioned above may be prevented with routine vet exams, dental cleanings, and monthly parasite prevention. These costs can add up, but a wellness insurance plan can cover these costs. Wellness plans (also known as routine care plans) will cover costs associated with most routine/preventative 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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