Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Many pet owners often wonder if it's worth it to purchase pet insurance. The way I see it, there are two main considerations, your opinion when it comes to risk-taking and the expected health of your pet.

Are you a risk-taker or are you conservative? If you are a risk-taker when it comes to insurance and would be okay covering any health-related costs yourself, you shouldn't bother getting pet insurance. Right or wrong, this is what most pet owners do. However, if you are conservative, and want the peace of mind knowing that most major health costs you incur for your pet would be covered, pet insurance might be right for you!

The second consideration is the expected health of your pet. Of course, it's impossible to predict with any level of precision how healthy your pet will be, but if you have carefully researched the lineage of your puppy, kitten or foal, and have sound information about the health of the lines, then that's valuable information for you to use when making this decision.

Next, you might be wondering how pet insurance works. It's pretty simple. You'd pay a monthly insurance premium for your pet, which could be as low as $10 per month (but usually higher). Some plans cover routine care as well as accidents and illnesses, while others only cover accidents and illnesses (the later would be cheaper). When your pet receives veterinary care, you'd submit the bill to the insurance company for reimbursement. Based on the plan you purchase, you'd be reimbursed a percentage of the total cost minus any deductible. Not every procedure is covered, so check out your policy carefully.

With the rising costs of pet healthcare and with the extremes that many of us would go to for our pets, pet insurance is becoming very popular with pet owners.

http://www.thepetman.com

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Forbes

'The Secret Life of Pets 2': Harrison Ford Takes First Animated Role; Oswalt Replaces CK In Lead
Forbes
Based on the staggering box office yields for the original two summers ago, June 2019's The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be a surefire box office smash at home and abroad. But of the menagerie of new and returning talent who will lend their voices to the ...
Harrison Ford Takes First Animated Role, In Illumination's 'The Secret Life Of Pets 2'Deadline
Patton Oswalt Replacing Louis CK in 'Secret Life of Pets 2'; Harrison Ford Joins CastCollider.com
Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish Join 'Secret Life of Pets 2'Hollywood Reporter
Film School Rejects -Screen Rant -TheWrap
all 29 news articles »

Markets Insider

RehabsThatAllowPets.com Explains Rehabs That Allow Pets
GlobeNewswire (press release)
SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If an individual is trying to beat an addiction by going to a drug rehab, they may be met with the obstacle of what to do with their pet. There's something calming about the presence of a pet. They aren't ...
RehabsThatAllowPets.com Explains Rehabs That Allow PetsMarkets Insider

all 1 news articles »

U.S. News & World Report

Several States Move to Ban Sales of Pets in Stores | Best States ...
U.S. News & World Report
The goal is to 'starve' breeders that raise puppies and kittens in inhumane conditions.

and more »

WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Essential oils can be dangerous for pets, experts say
WDIV ClickOnDetroit
DETROIT - Essential oils are gaining in popularity as a way for people to improve their mood and naturally detoxify surroundings. But while users are relaxing and enjoying the aromas, their pets might be suffering. Between working as a personal trainer ...


Mashable

Pets with human names deserve their time to shine
Mashable
Move aside Mittens, Oreo, Hershey, and Buddy — while typical pet names are cutesy and fun, there's just something so delightful about giving an animal a very, very human-sounding name. SEE ALSO: Please take a moment to look at these dogs having fun ...


News & Observer

No peacocks. No kangaroos. There could be fewer pets on planes – if NC senator gets his way
News & Observer
There could be fewer animals on planes, if Sen. Richard Burr has his way. The Republican senator from North Carolina introduced legislation Tuesday that he championed as an effort to protect the ability of people with disabilities — including veterans ...

and more »

MyWabashValley

De-Stressing Pets
MyWabashValley
April is De-stress Your Pet Month, veterinarian, Dr. Andy Roark, spoke about signs of pet stress and shared tips and advice to keep your pet stress free. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published ...


WPEC

Drug-abusers injuring pets to get their hands on opioid prescriptions
WPEC
Drug-abusers injuring pets to get their hands on opioid prescriptions. by Lynda Figueredo. AA. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —. Veterinarians are now seeing the impact of the opioid epidemic on area pets. Drug addicts are reportedly using their pets ...


KGW.com

How to keep your pets safe in the heat
KGW.com
Provide shade and water. When it's really hot, add ice cubes to make the water extra cool. Tree shade and tarps are helpful to create shade for pets because they don't obstruct air flow. Keep them cool inside and out. Make some peanut butter popsicles ...
Protect your pets from the heatKING5.com
Animal House: Skies Not-So-Friendly For PetsWGLT News
Police use thermometers to investigate pets left in hot carsKEZI TV

all 6 news articles »

MetroWest Daily News

Eagle Scout project gives Plymouth firefighters tools to revive pets from fires
MetroWest Daily News
Tyler O'Neil wanted to do something that would help the entire town for his Eagle Scout project, so the 16-year-old Boy Scout from Troop 51, a sophomore at Rising Tide Charter School, decided to help train firefighters in how to resuscitate family pets ...

and more »
Google News

Pets: The Wild Kind

Just because we moved out to the country a couple... Read More

A Look at Discount Dog Beds

Many people want to make sure their family pet has... Read More

Goldfish Outdoors

How do you build a goldfish pond outdoors?The tools you... Read More

West Highland White Terrier ? How To Capture the Best Pictures of Your Westies

For most West Highland White Terrier owners, the dog is... Read More

7 Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe On Halloween

... Read More

Boston Terrier - Special Concerns For This Adorable Breed

Beautiful as they are, Boston Terriers have some genetic traits... Read More

Greyhound Adoption ? Great Dogs, Great Cause

HistoryThroughout the US and in many parts of the world,... Read More

Lemon Tetras

Glassily transparent, the lemon tetra (hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis) could appear to... Read More

A Horse Training Secret From The 1800s To Teach A Horse To Drive Without Lines!

Horse owners who are history buffs may recognize the name... Read More

Dog Training Information for Training Your Puppy

Puppy TrainingPuppy training can be a trying time. The key... Read More

Pet Vitamin Supplements - Whether You Need One and How to Choose One

Vitamins Can Increase Your Dog's Life Span!There is evidence to... Read More

How Intelligent is Your Dog

It is entirely normal to look for signs of intelligence... Read More

The Humble Hamster: A Great First Pet for Your Child

Thinking of getting a pet for your little ones? How... Read More

A Reference Guide for Symphysodon Aequifasciatus (Discus)

This is general information on Discus, a member of the... Read More

Goldfish Tips - Keeping The Aquarium Clean

You do clean your house don't you? Well you have... Read More

Positive Dog Training Methods

Dog training can provide a tremendous amount of satisfaction. Every... Read More

Media Influence on Public Perception of Exotic Cat Ownership

What makes something news? The fact that you take good... Read More

Pros and Cons of Buying Pet Medicine Online

Pets are many things in many ways but they are... Read More

Finding the Perfect Cat or Kitten for You and Your Family

Some people say they are exclusively "cat people," meaning they... Read More

How To Find Your Lost Dog

The first thing to do when searching for a lost... Read More

Chances Of A Lost Pet Being Recovered Increase

Every day we are looking for ways to make our... Read More

West Highland White Terriers - Make Your Westie Famous

The West Highland White Terrier or Westie, has it's origin,... Read More

Canine Mastitis

Canine mastitis is a breast infection in brood bitches, usually... Read More

No, No, No! Drop It, Drop It! Give It To Me Now!

Puppies can be so exasperating! They know what we want,... Read More

Why Does My Pet Eat Grass?

Are you concerned when your dog or cat eats grass,... Read More