There are few things in life more exciting than bringing home your new furry family member! Dogs and cats bring a special love and affection to a home that is unmatched. We at PHAH want to ensure we help initiate the best long-term care for your pets. This means not only planning for wellness visits and care but also the potential for sick visits.

This brings us to the topic of Pet Insurance and the potential benefits of setting up one of these plans.

Like humans, our dogs and cats can experience unforeseen medical issues that could lead to extensive workups or therapies. The ability to rely on diagnostic testing and appropriate treatments can be improved with a concurrent pet insurance policy that can help to offset the potential for costly invoices.

Pet insurance works a bit differently than human insurance in that it:

  • Relies on insurance initiated/purchased prior to conditions being discovered.
  • Does not cover costs prior to diagnostics/treatments- pet owners are reimbursed after the fact.
  • Does not rely on a conversation between the pet hospital and the insurance company for approval- the owner has a direct relationship with the company for claim submission.

There are many available and affordable options that can that fit many families’ needs. Some human employers even include pet insurance as a benefit for employees (check with your employer if this is an option)!

We have seen the first-hand benefit of having pet insurance here at PHAH and we want to make sure we remind you that this can be a valuable option in the lifelong care of your loved one.

A few of the brands we have seen and worked with include (but this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Trupanion
  • Pumpkin
  • Nationwide
  • State Farm
  • Embrace
  • Lemonade
  • Spot
  • Pets Best

Thank you and well wishes.

Dr. Mark Belyeu