Pet Health Insurance
Health insurance for your pet can help you avoid unnecessary costs. There are quite a number of insurance options available – as you research what will be the best fit for your needs and budget, ensure that in addition to comparing the premiums and deductibles you evaluate what conditions and treatments are covered by different policies, any extra coverage that might be available, and any potential caps on coverage.
What they offer: “Trupanion is here to help our four-legged family members receive the care they deserve when they’re sick or injured. When your pet is unwell, the last thing you want to think about is how you will afford their care. Founded in Canada in 2000, we now insure more pets than any other Canadian company.”
What they offer: “We make one simple promise to our customers: we’ll be there when you need us most. When the unexpected happens, Petsecure is there for you so you can focus on what’s important; getting your pet back to their happy and healthy selves. If your pet gets sick or has an accident, we cover diagnostics, X-rays, hospitalization, surgery, medication and more.”
What they offer: “When was the last time an insurance company made you feel great? Put a smile on your face? Made your best friend wag his tail or purr louder? Our job is to make that happen. If your pet has an accident or becomes ill, you’ll want to give him or her the best care, without worrying about the expense. The cost of an illness – even just the diagnosis – can be high. Accident & Illness coverage means you’re as prepared as you can be.”
If you are encountering veterinary care expenses that are beyond your current budget, there are financing options available to help.
What they offer: “Petcard offers a simple and affordable way to finance the treatment or product your pet needs and it allows you to get it without delay. The ideal alternative to writing a cheque. Petcard’s veterinary financing programs ensure that you don’t delay the treatment your pet needs due to cost concerns by offering you a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments.”
What they offer: “PayBright Financial Services makes it easier to finance your pet’s health care. They have an easy online application and they will let you know immediately if you are approved.”