For some people, their pets are a part of their family. They cuddle in their beds, watch family movies, and even eat from the dinner table like the rest of us. Our pets are treated like any other family member, and in some cases, insured just like any other family member.
Pet Insurance has been skyrocketing since it was first introduced in 1980 by Veterinary Pet Services, Inc. This was funded by the financial support of 750 independent veterinarians. Veterinary Pet Services, Inc. was the first company to create an original pet health insurance product for America's pets, and not the last. VPI offers dog, cat, bird, and exotic pet insurance. Their policies can cover anything from allergies, infection, and cancer. Anything can happen to your pet and getting them covered under insurance could save their lives as well as your pockets.
What kind of things can happen to pets? A puppy named Gracie in California was just playing on the beach with her family when she decided to eat some sand. After becoming violently ill, her family took her to the vet and took an x-ray and was given the proper treatment for dehydration. The family was very thankful for the puppy’s recovery, but also very thankful for VPI pet insurance covering most of the $4750 vet bill!
A Siamese cat, Scooter, had started having problems at home when she was taken to the veterinary hospital in Irvine, Calif. Initially, doctors thought Scooter had developed a seizure disorder, but medications did not work. They soon discovered that scooter had swallowed a needle her owner was using to hem some pants, and the needle was stuck in her mouth poking her brain. They gave her some anesthesia and safely removed the needle. The family was very thankful they caught the needle when they did and spared their cats life. The cat insurance that covered scooter helped the family financially secure scooters healthy future.
Are you thinking about covering your pet under Insurance? The best way we can show our pets love is by making sure they stay happy and healthy.
Richard Morris, an independent insurance agent in Chandler, Arizona, has been serving and helping Arizona families with all their insurance needs for over 23 years. Visit his website at http://www.southwestpremierinsuranceagency.com to see all the ways he can help you with your insurance needs or call the office at (480) 336-2707 or toll free at (888) 907-9349. Connect with Rich on Google+ and Twitter.
Author: Richard Morris