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Insurance for Traveling Pets

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Why is pet insurance important?
Did you know that, every 6 seconds, a pet owner is faced with a veterinary bill over $1,000?

As a traveling pet owner, one of the most important things you can do is ensure that your pet is as healthy as possible prior to traveling. But, what happens if your pet is injured or struck with a sudden illness while you are away from home?

With most pet insurance policies, if your pet gets sick or has an accident, you can go to any licensed veterinarian in your origin or destination country for treatment.

With many policies, if your pet gets sick or injured in a foreign country, you will need to pay for treatment, then claim the expenses when you get home.

What to consider before making a decision
  • Does the policy cover all chronic, congenital and hereditary conditions? Many insurance companies will not cover preexisting or breed-typical conditions.
  • Is there a time limit on treatment per condition?
  • Is there a dollar limit on treatment per condition?
  • Are there flexible coverage options to fit your budget and needs exactly?
  • How well established is the company? How is it rated?
When should pet owners consider getting pet insurance?
  • Your budget will not allow veterinary expenses due to accidents, sickness or injury.
  • Your pet's breed is known for having additional health issues. (King Charles Cavelier, snub-nosed breeds, Dachshunds, etc.)
  • You have an adventurous pet that likes to explore, is very active or gets into everything.

Knowing that your pet's medical expenses are covered brings tremendous peace of mind, making pet insurance invaluable to the traveling pet owner.