|If Dogs Could Talk|
Are You Insured? Pros and Cons of Pet InsuranceBy Amber Keiper
More and more people are disassociating themselves from the “dog owner” label and are instead embracing the role of pet parent. We are realizing that dogs are not mere objects to own but members of our family and therefore should be treated with as much care and respect as you would your own kids. Birthdays, holidays, family vacations and even the occasional spa day or restaurant outing are some of the events in which including the family dog isn’t so unheard of anymore.
As a cherished member of the family, it’s important to keep your dog happy, healthy, and well adjusted. Proper obedience training, biologically appropriate nutrition, and regular visits to your veterinarian are all important ways we can help ensure our dogs get the best opportunity to live a long and happy life.
Health Insurance Not Just for People AnymoreAnother way to be prepared in case your dog is injured in an accident or contracts an illness is to have a pet insurance policy. Health insurance is not just for people anymore. Pet parents now have the opportunity to purchase insurance for their dogs to help offset healthcare costs down the road.
Similar to health insurance for people, pet insurance can cover everything from routine checkups, emergency procedures, alternative therapies and even genetic conditions (depending on the plan).
Pros and Cons of Pet InsuranceSo why would you want to get health insurance for your dog? Well the benefits of pet insurance are many:
While there are many people that swear by having insurance for their pets, there are some critics out there that aren’t as convinced. The main arguments against pet insurance are:
Questions to Ask When Shopping AroundThere are many different companies out there that now offer pet insurance. Before you make a decision, it’s a good idea to do some homework to make sure the plan is right for you and your dog.
Here are some questions you should ask:
So what do you think? Is pet insurance right for you and your pooch? Share your comments or experiences with pet insurance on our blog (barfworld.com/blog) and join the conversation.Amber Keiper is the Marketing Assistant and Raw Diet Educator for BARF World Inc.. She and her husband have two former rescue animals that are now healthy and proud “BARF brats” – a terrier mix named Chewbacca (“Chewy”) and a tabby mix named Chiquita (“Chiqui”). For more articles like these and to learn more about the benefits of raw food for your pets, sign up for The Intelligent Pet monthly e-zine at www.barfworld.com.
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“The highest court in Massachusetts on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a veterinarian who claimed Tufts University violated her constitutional rights and caused her emotional distress when she was banned from attending a campus lecture after she had a dispute with the school's veterinary clinic over treatment of her horse.
Wags of Wisdom:
“God made the earth, the sky and the water, the moon and the sun. He made man and bird and beast. But He didn’t make the dog. He already had one.”