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 Vermont 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 Vermont. Understanding these health risks can help you make an informed decision about the right pet insurance plan for you and your pet.
Dogs in Vermont are at a much higher risk of Lyme disease compared to other areas of the country. Lyme disease can cause serious, long term health issues and can be life-threatening. Lyme is treatable if found early and may be prevented with vaccinations and diligent tick control. Cats in Vermont are more commonly diagnosed with ears mites and roundworms compared to the national average. Fortunately, all of the common health conditions are preventable or treatable but prevention and 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 Vermont
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 good health care. Compared to other areas, Vermont poses specific risks to pets. Understanding these unique risks can help you decide which plan is best for you and your pet. Some area specific health risks in Vermont, which can be covered with pet insurance, include:
◦ Vermont has a high population of black bears, moose, raccoons and other wildlife compared with some other states which can pose a threat to pets like bites/lacerations and diseases. The risk of rabies is high in Vermont. There is no cure for rabies in pets, so all cats and dogs must be vaccinated according to state law
◦ Antifreeze is commonly used during the colder months in Vermont. Vermont owners should be aware that it is highly toxic to cats and dogs.
◦ The freezing conditions can lead to frostbite on tails, ears and the bottom of paws of smaller dogs. Frostbite always requires veterinary treatment to stop long term damage from spreading. Winter can also cause other snow/ice related injuries.
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. Vermont 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 Vermont may also want to consider a wellness plan. Some of the most common health conditions among dogs and cats in Vermont, as mentioned above, are dental tartar, periodontal disease, and being overweight. 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 like heart, liver, and kidney problems. Fortunately, dental disease and obesity may be preventable with routine dental cleanings and routine vet exams and a wellness insurance plan can cover these costs. Wellness plans can also cover the costs to prevent Lyme Disease which, as noted above, pets in Vermont are at a higher risk of contracting. 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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