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From the Blog

PET INSURANCE

Posted: March 13, 2014

Shopping for pet insurance can be a little overwhelming as there are many different companies
out there these days, all with their own plans and policies. We, at Medfield Veterinary Clinic, have started recommending pet insurance to our clients as it can be the difference between whether you can afford treatment should you find yourself in an emergency situation with your pet. We don't recommend one specific company and encourage our clients to check out the different plans available and choose the best one for them. Some companies may have age and/or breed restrictions, but your pet may be perfectly eligible through another company. Some have locked in premium and deductible amounts depending on the plan, but others let you choose what you can afford. Typically, since annual costs are what you expect when you get a pet, i.e. exams, vaccines, routine blood tests, etc., we recommend a plan that covers injury and illnesses, i.e. emergencies and things that aren't in your budget.

If you would like to know more about pet insurance and the different plans available, please check out the links below, where you can compare the differences:

http://www.pet-insurance-university.com/ 

 

http://www.petinsurancereview.com/

From the Doctors

“Heartworm disease, a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart, has recently become a lot more prevalent in our area. This is in large part due to the number of rescue dogs being shipped to the Northeast from the South. For this reason, we cannot stress enough the importance of keeping your dog up to date on monthly heartworm prevention all year. Also due to the increased prevalence, we recommend testing for heartworm annually since no prevention is 100% effective. ”