Pet Insurance 101
What is Pet Insurance?
Pet insurance reimburses you on your veterinary bills when your dog or cat gets sick or injured. Pet insurance helps you afford the best course of treatment, protects against major financial setbacks, and can give you peace of mind as a pet parent. Pets Best customers choose how much of their vet bill is reimbursed from 70%, 80%, or 90% after a deductible is met.
Why Do I Need Pet Insurance?
It’s a sad fact: dogs and cats get sick and injured just like us humans. We’ve all heard the horror stories about dogs that had to have their own toys surgically removed after an accidental swallowing. Or the story about the cat that got diabetes or chronic renal failure. Or the pair of Golden Retrievers that developed cancer. The story always ends the same way: the veterinary bills were enormous, making matters worse.
Vet bills will continue to be a challenge for pet parents in the face of rising veterinary costs. The equipment at your vet’s office is now human-grade. The same MRI machine used at your doctor’s office could be the same one at your veterinarian’s clinic. Medical advances and high-end equipment give your pets the best chance at a long, happy, and healthy life, but this advancement often comes with a high price tag.
When Should I Get Pet Insurance?
It s important to insure your pet when it s still healthy, because no pet insurance plan covers pre-existing conditions. Pet insurance also can’t be added immediately, and while Pets Best offers some of the shortest waiting periods in the industry and we don’t require an exam to enroll, the earlier you get pet insurance the more likely you’ll receive the maximum benefit from it.