What is pet insurance?

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Pet insurance is like car insurance: it reimburses you for expenses when something bad and unexpected happens. Except in this case it applies to your beloved dog or cat. Pet insurance helps you save on vet bills, and you can go to any vet you want. Pet insurance provides peace of mind when it comes to your pet’s health and your budget.

A lot of people think pet insurance is a ‘scam’ if you don’t get back more money than you pay in for it. That’s the wrong way to think about pet insurance (and any insurance for that matter).

Pet insurance is about having a safety net in the event of major and un- predictable health expenses for your furry best friend.

There are several pet insurance companies and a range of plans available. Depending on the age and breed of your pet, where you live, and the level of coverage you select, the cost of pet insur- ance usually ranges from $10 to $60 per month. There is also pet insurance types for exotic pets such as birds and reptiles that can only be bought by one company called VPI.