Protecting your pets and yourself with pet insurance
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Most pet owners will do anything for their furry friends, but when animals get injured or sick the price tag can be overwhelming. That’s why more Americans are now turning to wellness plans or health insurance for their pets. Just as you research your own health plan, pet owners should do a little homework when shopping for pet insurance or wellness plans.

Angie Hicks of Angie’s List says just as you would research your own health plan, pet owners should do a little homework when shopping for pet insurance or wellness plans.

“When shopping for pet insurance the first thing you should do is talk to your vet,” says Hicks. “Talk to them about what kind of conditions your pet may develop later in life and understand what policies will be the most appropriate for it. Also, understand the complete costs. Understand what the deductible is, what the premiums are so that you understand the full picture.”

Deductibles can vary greatly depending on your pet’s species, breed and age. Some companies will not offer coverage for pets over a certain age, some pre-existing conditions or some breed-specific genetic ailments.

Veterinarian, Dr. Kurt Phillips says “I always tell people that if you know your insurance policy and you know what the fine print is and you know what the rules are, there…………… continues on Live 5 News

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