You probably love your pet just like a member of the family, and chances are, you’d be devastated if your furry friend needed surgery or some other medical procedure that you weren’t able to pay for. Sadly, this is a reality for many pet owners. Vet care is expensive, and sometimes, pet moms and dads are forced to let their fur-babies suffer because they can’t afford the care they need. You don’t ever have to find yourself in this dire situation, however- not if you have pet insurance.
Just about any pet can qualify for pet insurance. The cost will vary somewhat depending on the pet’s age, breed, overall health, and other factors. In general, however, the healthier and younger your pet is, the more likely it is you can find a good deal on your insurance. For unique or less commonly insured pets, such as reptiles or rabbits, finding an insurance policy can be a little more challenging, but not impossible. You can rest assured that if your pet is important to you, there’s someone out there who is willing to insure it.
Furthermore, there are some good and often cheaper alternatives to pet insurance as well. One of your best resources is your veterinarian. Your vet’s office may offer a wellness package. These packages typically require a small monthly fee but come with great benefits, such as discounted pricing on a variety of services and products. There are also similar programs offered through large companies.
And, what if you’ve already found yourself in a dire situation? Don’t give up hope yet. There are many non-profit groups and vet’s offices that will work something out with you to help save your pet’s life. Whether it’s a payment plan or a gift given in kindness, anything you can do or accept to help your pet get the care it needs is worth it. Remember, pets are people too!