It seems strange that when you buy a car, house, or have children, or go on holiday, you always get insurance to keep what you love safe, and in the event that anything should go wrong, your insurance will cover most of the costs. And yet, in Australia, the vast majority of homes here have some kind of pet, yet never consider taking out insurance should their pet get sick. It is difficult to understand because for a small monthly premium, the majority of vet fees are covered and you get your beloved pet back home safe and healthy quickly and cheaply.
The benefits of having a pet are many, but it is important that you get the best pet health insurance, so that you know when you are making a decision regarding the life of your pet, that you are making it from an objective point of view and not from a financial one. Pet insurance allows you to tell the vet to do what they can to nurse your pal back to health and if that means an operation, then so be it. The wonderful thing is that you can take your dog or cat to any vet and not just one nominated by the insurance company.
Here are some the numerous benefits to having a pet as long as you have the right pet health insurance in place.
- You have got a friend for life in your pet and dogs, especially, will stick with you through the thick and thin of it all and still come out the other side with their tail wagging. They will be sad to see you go to work in the morning, but will be very happy to see you return after a hard day’s work. They will meet you at the door and be happy to see you even though you might not feel great and in a few moments, you will be smiling again too.
- Having a pet like a dog keeps you fit and dogs love to go for walks. They will walk for hours if you are up for it and once they get used to a regular walk, they won’t let you off one day. You might not feel motivated, but your dog always will be and it will get you out of that sofa and outside in the fresh air. You will lose your excess weight in no time and be feeling so much better.
- Having a pet is a great stress reliever and any doctor will tell you to reduce stress in your life if you want to avoid heart issues or stroke. Just watching fish swim around in an aquarium is beneficial for stress levels and this is why dentists and doctors keep them in their waiting rooms.
Your pet will always be there for you and so it is important that you make sure that they are fit and well to do so. You should get pet health insurance the moment you decide to take a pet home to your property. It is the responsible and right thing to do for both parties.