We all know how important health insurance is when it comes to protecting our families, but not many people are aware of the advantages of having health insurance for our pets. Just like we can’t always foresee unexpected injuries or illnesses in ourselves, there are many health conditions our pets may experience with little to no warning which can become very expensive quickly. Veterinary bills can reach thousands of dollars for situations in which pets require emergency care, surgeries, cancer treatments, hospitalization, etc. It is a sad fact that incidences of euthanasia increase when a pet owner does not have health insurance. Many families may find it very difficult to suddenly come up with the financial resources to cover an emergency involving their furriest family members. Thankfully, there are insurance plans out there that can help.
Pet insurance companies, such as Trupanion and Embrace, offer plans with up to 90% coverage with no payout limits—with the freedom to use your veterinarian of choice! Most plans have no breed limitations and all dogs and cats between 8 weeks and 14 years of age are eligible for coverage. From an upset tummy to broken bones and everything in between, most plans will cover all injuries and illnesses—including some hereditary and congenital conditions. Even treatments for cancer, which is the number one disease related cause of death for pets, are covered with some plans.
Considering the fact that 1 out of every 2 pets will experience a major injury or illness sometime during their life, you really can’t afford NOT to have health insurance for a pet. Dr. Powers’ own dog Denny suffered from a fibrocartilagenous emboli (a stroke in the spinal cord), requiring intensive care from veterinary specialists and multiple MRIs. After spending several thousands of dollars, he enrolled both Denny and his other dog Sammy in health plans so they would both be protected in the future. The best part is, Rocky Creek can offer each cuddly companion a 30-day FREE trial with Trupanion following an examination by either Dr. Powers or Dr. Capra to get you started. Please call our office @ 864-234-4600 to schedule your appointment. Please visit these websites for more information: