When most people think of health insurance, they think of insurance for themselves that will help pay expensive medical bills when they get sick or injured. But there’s another kind of insurance that will help you pay when your little furry friend needs medical care – pet insurance.
Pet insurance is growing in popularity and is even being offered by some companies as part of their benefits package for eligible employees.
Why You Should Insure Your Cat
Let’s face it, our feline friends are a curious bunch. They can often get into situations where they get hurt. Even indoor cats can hurt themselves inside the wild jungle called your house. And while they say cats have 9 lives, they still need medical care for regular check-ups and treatment for illness or injury. Here are a few reasons why cat insurance is a good idea:
– Treatment for cats can be expensive, sometimes several thousand dollars. Pet insurance will help defray much of those costs.
– Makes it easier to decide the best course of treatment because you’re deciding on quality, not price.
– Keep your cat healthier with regular vet check-ups since insurance will likely cover a large portion of the bill.
– Avoid using your emergency/rainy day money for unexpected medical bills.
How Much Will Cat Insurance Cost?
The cost really depends on the type of coverage you’re looking for and the benefits you want included. Most basic plans start as low as ten dollars per month. However, like health insurance for humans, you may find you’ll have a larger co-pay if you opt for a lower monthly premium. It’s a balancing act between how much you’re willing to pay per month and how much you can afford if your feline friend suddenly gets sick or injured.
Pets really do become a part of the family. They are there for the good times and bad. They contribute a lot to making our lives happier and more enjoyable, so the least we can do is provide them with the best medical care possible. Pet insurance helps you do just that because you won’t be faced with thousands of dollars of medical bills when your cat gets sick.