Benefits and drawbacks of pet insurance coverage

Pet insurance coverage is steadily on the rise as a growing number of dog, cat, and exotic animal owners seek additional financial support to cover the cost of keeping their animals happy and healthy. There are now ten times more insured pets than there were a decade ago, with policies that can insure anything from the regular health check-ups to unexpected emergency services or surgeries. There is a wide range of coverage available, but remember that the better it is, the higher the premiums will be. According to most veterinarians,…

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Petplan pet insurance identifies most common veterinary health conditions from 2011

The leading animal coverage provider in the United States, Petplan pet insurance, has revealed the results of its data from 2011, showing the top 10 most common health conditions in dogs and cats. Though some of the conditions, such as diarrhea and vomiting, were to be expected, there were a few surprised about what made it into last year’s most common illness list. According to the claims data received by Petplan last year, the following are the top ten conditions reported: 10 – Periodontal disease 9 – Urinary tract infections…

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Hartville Group launches new plans for expanded pet insurance coverage

The Hartville Group, Inc., when considered with Petsmarketing Insurance.com Agency, Inc., its subsidiary, is among the oldest and the biggest insurers of pets in the United States, and it has just revealed that it will be expanding the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Pet Health Insurance coverage. It will now be providing its policyholders with a 90 percent reimbursement for veterinary costs and for congenital and hereditary conditions that are included in its coverage, and it will offer higher limits per incident, among other improvements.…

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Australia gives Obama the unique gift of crocodile attack insurance

President Obama’s visit to Australia’s Northern Territory involved the receipt of a unique gift, as the American head of state was given an insurance policy against an attack by a crocodile. The Northern Territory’s chief minister, Paul Henderson, announced that the American president would receive a government insurance policy that would pay up to $50,000 (AUD) should he be the victim of a crocodile attack. Henderson stated that the president would be receiving total coverage against the unlikely event that there should be a crocodile attack during his stay in…

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Veterinary plastic surgery skyrockets

Recently released data from the largest pet insurance provider in the United Kingdom, Petplan, has shown that last year there were almost $2.5 million (1.5 million pounds) in claims made for dog and cat nose surgery. This represents an increase in 25 percent in this type of claims over the previous three years. Furthermore, that same insurer also paid more than $1.5 million for young dog eye lifts, and over $400,000 for household pet dental work. According to Petplan, the increase in veterinary plastic surgery makes it possible for pets…

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Know your breed’s need before buying pet insurance

Pet insurance has been moving ahead by leaps and bounds and is increasingly being recommended in order to help to make it possible for pet owners to provide superior care for their companions, where that care would otherwise be too expensive to afford. Pet health insurance can cover everything from costly surgeries and medical treatments to prescription drugs. As the number of providers of pet insurance grows, it is also becoming more affordable, as competition is starting to play an important role in pricing. The primary decision that most pet…

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