The thought of having to go through an emergency surgery or developing a life-threatening illness is an easy thing to think about. The same goes for your four-legged friend. Before getting to that point, having pet health insurance can help prevent hefty costs down the road. The PetDocks Veterinary Hospital has put together these three reasons why you should protect your furry pal and your budget!

#1: Pet health insurance can be a literal lifesaver in an emergency

Your mischievous pup ate a sock—again. This will be the third foreign body surgery since bringing your new puppy home, and your savings account is tapped out. In these situations, pet health insurance can save your puppy’s life by covering a large portion of their bill. Emergencies, accidents, and illnesses are the most common conditions covered by pet health insurance. 

#2: Pet health insurance can help cover regular wellness care

You may think pet health insurance helps only with accidents, injuries, and illnesses, but a comprehensive plan can also cover wellness care. Depending on the policy you purchase, your pet’s wellness exams, vaccinations, prescriptions, and sometimes dental care can be covered. Search for the policy that provides the level of coverage you want for your four-legged friend.  

#3: Pet health insurance offers extended treatment options

If your pet develops a condition that will not respond to traditional medicine, pet health insurance can provide coverage for alternative therapies. For example, if your dachshund suffers from intervertebral disc disease, but their condition is not improving despite pain medication and crate rest, you can investigate other options, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. While insurance typically covers surgical procedures, more comprehensive plans can cover alternative therapies to provide your pet with an integrative treatment plan.

Have more questions about the benefits of pet health insurance? Give our team a call and we’ll give you the pros and cons of various policies to help find the best option for you and your pet. 

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