Pet Insurance Basics
Pet insurance is a health insurance policy for pets that’s owned by the pet owner. It protects your pet in an emergency and may lessen the price of veterinary bills. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from a pet insurance policy.
There’s nothing quite like the joy of pet ownership—but it can also be expensive. Rather than paying out of pocket for vet bills, you might consider pet insurance. But what does pet insurance cover, and is it right for you and your four-legged friend?
If your pet has a pre-existing condition, it can be difficult to find an insurer that will cover it. Here’s what you need to know about getting pet insurance that covers pre-existing conditions, and a look at policies from insurers.
Most pet owners don’t have a realistic idea of how much veterinary care actually costs, especially in an emergency. We weighed the pros and cons so you can decide if pet insurance is right for you.
Additional Coverage Options
Even if your dog has never shown any signs of aggressive or dangerous behavior, other behaviors can unintentionally cause serious harm. To protect yourself and your dogs from the unexpected, consider getting a dog liability policy to ensure you have enough coverage.
Most people think of pet insurance as something that’s for dogs and cats. But if you own a bird, reptile, or other exotic animal, you’ll want to consider getting insurance for it. Here’s what to know as you shop for a policy for your exotic pet.
Calculating the Cost
Depending on the situation, your pet may become injured or ill suddenly and require emergency care. Modern-day veterinary care is advanced, but also expensive. If a pet parent finds themselves facing financial hardship when their pet needs emergency medical care, there are options—like CareCredit—that can help.
Cats require food, shelter, and medical care. There are also other expenses to consider, such as grooming, toys, and treats. Here's a closer look at what you might spend if you own a cat.
So how much does a dog cost per year? Below are the factors to consider before adopting a furry best friend. Before taking the plunge, consider the impact of the decision on your finances and determine whether or not you can handle the added costs.
Choosing a Pet Insurance
Sound Dollar has done the research for you, surveying 15 pet insurance companies. Below is the best all-around pet insurance provider, as well as the best providers for dogs, cats, exotic animals, and our editor’s pick.