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Is pet insurance worth it for cats?

Just like human beings, your feline companion(s) can have a health event or injury that can spring an entirely unexpected expense on you. If the treatments require surgery, medications and longer term care, the cost can easily total thousands of dollars.

Dr. Ashley Rossman, DVM, CVA was recently quoted in an article for CBS news about pet insurance for cats.

“Pet insurance is equally important for both canines and felines,” says Ashley Rossman, DVM, co-owner of Glen Oak Dog and Cat Hospital. “Both species will have health issues as they age. Unforeseen health problems are inevitable, which can become very expensive to manage and/or treat.”

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Should I get Pet Insurance for my Cat?

Whether or not you should get pet insurance is a personal decision. There are many factors to consider, such as the cost of insurance, the type of pet you have, and your financial situation.

Here are some things to think about when making your decision:

  • The cost of insurance. Pet insurance can be expensive, but it can also save you a lot of money in the long run, especially if your pet gets sick or injured.
  • Cats are prone to certain health problems. Some of the most common health problems in cats include:
    Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
    Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
    Dental disease
    Urinary tract infections
    Heart disease
    Kidney disease
  • Your financial situation. If you can’t afford to pay for unexpected veterinary expenses, pet insurance can help you cover the costs.

doctor-checking-cats-ears-glen-oakHere are some additional benefits of pet insurance:

  • Peace of mind: Knowing that you have financial protection if your pet gets sick or injured can give you peace of mind.
  • Immediate access to care: Pet insurance can help you afford the care your pet needs in an emergency or time-critical situation, even if it’s expensive.
  • Prevention: Some pet insurance plans cover preventive care, such as vaccinations and annual checkups. This can help keep your pet healthy and prevent costly health problems down the road.

If you’re considering getting pet insurance, talk to your veterinarian about your options and be sure to compare different plans and providers to find the best option for you and your pet.

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