The best health insurance dogs can have is a policy chosen with love and care by their owners. You know your dog better than anyone. You know her history, her lifestyle, her diet. You know what hazards she might be exposed to, what other animals she comes in contact with. Knowing these things you can survey the insurance policies on offer and choose exactly the right policy for your little treasure. Your dog is a member of your family and you want to provide the very best in nutrition, health care and emotional support throughout her life.
Pet insurance policies come in many shapes and sizes. Full coverage policies (tip to tail coverage) will cover routine care including annual check-ups, dental care, vaccinations, de-wormings, etc as well illness, diagnostic care, accident, injury and critical care. There are mid-range policies that do not cover basic annual appointments and dental, but will cover the rest. And, there is accident cover that will only cover your best friend in the event of an accident but will ensure that she gets the very best care in her hour of need. You will need to carefully consider the benefits and the consequences of each type of health insurance dogs have available before making your final decision.
Some people say dogs don’t need health insurance. Perhaps the type of health insurance dogs need is the type that gives their owners peace of mind, the type that ensures that a dog will be taken care of no matter what the circumstances. In case of illness or injury, even in times of economic uncertainty a pet health insurance policy will be there to ensure your dog is taken care of. So, maybe it isn’t just your dog that benefits from health insurance – it is also you and your family.
Pet health insurance policies serve the same function as the policies that protect our children and spouses. Studies have proven that (for both humans and animals) regular medical care leads to longer life and better health late in life. When you want the best for your family and our animals it is hard to argue with the statistical proof of how proper health care improves lives. You love your dog and want the best for her. When choosing health coverage for her keep in mind that the best health insurance dogs can have is a policy chosen with love and care by their owners.