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 Texas 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 Texas. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
It is important to know that dogs are at a much higher risk of Parvo in Texas than most other states. Parvo is a very contagious, life-threatening disease which can be prevented with routine vaccines. Dogs in Tennessee are also more commonly diagnosed with kennel cough, hookworms, tapeworms, and heartworm compared to the national average.
Cats in Texas are more commonly diagnosed with ear mites, tapeworms, arthritis, Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV, similar to HIV in humans). FeLV and FIV are potentially life-threatening viruses that are transmitted through the close contact with an infected cat. These viruses are treated if caught early through simple testing and may be preventable with vaccines.
Fortunately, the common health conditions and parasites noted above are treatable or preventable with vaccines and regular parasite preventatives. 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 Texas
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 Texas, which can be covered with pet insurance, include:
◦ High temperatures can cause heat exhaustion and dehydration
◦ Parasites that transmit infectious diseases like heartworm transmitted by mosquitoes
◦ Dangerous wildlife such as venomous snakes and poisonous spiders
◦ Tornadoes and Hurricanes
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. Texas 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 Texas should consider a wellness plan. As mentioned above, the most common health conditions in Texas are due to poor dental health, weight, and fleas. 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 down the road such as heart, kidney, and liver problems. Fortunately, dental disease and weight gain may be prevented with routine vet exams and dental cleanings. Fleas can be prevented with the diligent use of monthly flea control. 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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