While many areas of the economy have been down during COVID-19, more people are adding new pets to their families. These furry friends bring companionship and love to so many now spending more time at home.
Just as you add health insurance to other new family members, pet insurance may be an option you are considering.
Does it make sense for you?
Consider Pet Insurance Your Furry Friend
Last year, Shamrock became an important member of the Keating Agency family. Do you have a new family member?
Maybe getting a pet was part of your original life plan. Maybe spending more time at home made adopting a pet an attractive option.
Whatever your reason for adoption, pet insurance may be on your mind.
New York Magazine reports that buying a policy when your pet is healthy makes sense. No one knows when a pet emergency will occur, and insurance is easier and less expensive to get when your pet is young and healthy.
Of course, dogs also have been known to eat all kinds of things they should not.
While most people know chocolate is harmful to pets, many other foods also can make them sick. Fetch by WebMD reports that Xylitol, a common sweetener, can cause seizures and liver damage. Grapes and raisins also make dogs sick.
Even if your pet contentedly eats the dog or cat food you buy, other problems may have you driving to the veterinarian’s office.
Business Insider reports that some health problems are more common in specific breeds. Purebred cats and dogs are more likely to have health problems than mixed breeds. Large dogs are more likely to have joint issues and short-nosed dogs like bulldogs and pugs frequently have breathing problems.
Whatever kind of pet you have, or plan to get, consider the benefits of a pet insurance policy to cover future health problems. In addition to saving money on veterinarian bills, it also may help in the event you have to decide about an expensive procedure.
The Keating Agency is happy to talk to you about this, or any other issues. We have been your local, independent insurance agency for more than 50 years and we are here to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call.