Is Pet Health Insurance Worth the Cost?

  • Mr. Harry A. Chauncy
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  • April 7, 2019
  • Medical expenses are soaring up, and the prices don’t seem to settle down now. If a person is going through a critical stage, you are aware of the expenses, right? It remains pretty much the same for the animals too.

    As per the North American Pet Health Insurance Association: 

    According to the previous year’s record, the US government has invested around $1 billion on insurance, increased by 23%. Using this amount, more than 1.9 million cats and dogs are being treated.

    Should I Invest in Pet Insurance? Is It Worth It?

    Is there a strong demand for pet insurance? Of course, more people are nurturing pets at home and the pet owners get attracted towards the irresistible insurance policies for the well-being of their companion.

    Is Pet Health Insurance Worth the CostHowever, I checked one Consumer’s Check-Book and what I found is, most of the pet illness/injury stay lifelong or something that you cannot afford the treatment. This is where you need to start thinking about pet insurance policies. I shall list out a few points that stand crucial while going for pet insurance:

    Price Hikes

    Like most of the pet owners, if you get insurance for them at a young age – the companies would start charging the premiums at a higher price after 3 to 4 years. They do this because, the pets are getting older and later after some time, the prices would reach that unaffordable stage.

    What could you do? Enquire about the price hike, and go with the one that doesn’t have this price hike policy. Healthy Paws and Trupanion are two such examples, who don’t support the price-hike.

    Sometimes the Cost Can Outweigh the Benefits

    There are hidden costs in premiums, just in case you don’t know. In the end, the charges would turn out to be really high, however, they are justifiable at times.

    Tips on Buying a Pet Insurance (Real Quick)

    • Before buying the premium, understand the hidden charges and how much the cost increase with the dog’s aging. 
    • Thoroughly check the premium details, and know the things that are not covered up. 
    • You can consider accident-only policy over the illness, and make the deal less expensive.
    • Premiums need to be paid every month. So, you can try keeping the premiums low with more deductibles and co-pays option.

    So, that’s it! Do you have any doubts regarding the annual premium or any other pet insurance policies? Let me know in the comment below!

    Easy2Partner: Make Your Pet Bed Comfy and Germ-free At Home

  • Mr. Harry A. Chauncy
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  • June 24, 2018
  • Keeping the pet clean and germ-free is your responsibility as an owner. This is not only important for their health but also for yours. For example, cleaning the litter, wiping down their paws, etc are some of the basic steps that you could take.

    They will already start loving you if you keep the surrounding clean for them. Pets always love such environment. This where the Bedding thing comes up!

    Easy2Partner: Make Your Pet Bed Comfy and Germ-free At Home

    Now most of the time, your pet is either into the play or on their sleeping area.

    To keep them cheered up and happy, you need to set the resting place accordingly. Let’s find out ways on how to keep the Pet Bed Cozy and also Germ-free.

    Know your Pet

    Know your Pet’s Likes & Dislikes

    This is only possible if you know your pet really well. Not all pets have the same requirement, so the first step would be to understand what they like and their bed requirements.

    Also, the size of the pet matters here, if they are the larger breed then look out for the suitable bed options.

    Go for a Cave Structure

    As far as I know, all the pets that I have encountered with love the cave-like bed. Its quality of being secret and private is what attracts the pet. Make sure that you give them a cozy interior for it, with soft bedding and small lights if you need to decorate it. Make no-sew pet bed for your beloved.

    Clean the Bed CoversClean the Bed Covers with Baking Soda

    Choose the washable bed covers for your pet’s bed, because you already know it. Definitely, to make the cleaning smooth and effective. Who would like to sleep on a dirty bed? So, think this considering your pet too.

    For cleaning, baking soda stands the best. Use a mild detergent and a cup of baking soda. That’s it! No dyes or fabric softeners. Run it on a hot cycle which will kill all the bacteria and other allergens present on it.

    Look for a Washable Quality in the Bed

    Yes, this is an important factor, and something that I have already mentioned I guess. Still stressing over this again, look for the washable quality for the bed. Things will get tough especially in the rainy season when your cute buddy comes with all the muddy paws of and sleeps on the mattress directly.

    For more pet-friendly talks and discussions, visit our site easy2partner

    Medication Treatment of your Pets: Veterinarian Guides

  • Mr. Harry A. Chauncy
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  • June 21, 2018
  • The things are pretty the same for both animals and humans when the talk is about the medicines.

    Imagine your pet is going through some illness, what you usually do? Yes, you take your pet to the regular vet, and know the reason and get some medicines prescribed for the problem. But what if the vet is not available in the town, and you got no idea which medicine will work for a particular issue. This is where the basic medicinal knowledge comes to help, and it’s not rocket science!

    Medication Treatment of your Pets: Veterinarian Guides

    When we say about animal health, they keep on changing with changing season, and not all the animal breeds have the same experience or reaction for a particular die. This is where the importance of diet and knowing what’s good and bad for your pet comes into the picture. Some of the common medicines taken by the pets include painkillers, steroids, antibiotics, etc.

    Don’t practice euthanasia on any animal, and avoid it as much as possible. This is because animals become part of your family, and it is never a mercy to kill them. That would be the worst case ever, and you should know that Euthanasia is not the only solution for an issue.

    But there are certain basic drugs that you can use for a certain issue that your pet is going through. This is something that every pet owner should be aware of. They are given as follows:

    Anti Inflammatory & Steroids TherapyAnti-inflammatories

    You will need this if your pet is going through a swelling, inflammation, or any kind of pain or lameness. Some of the common ones are carprofen, meloxicam, deracoxib, and others.


    This is something that you may have heard as a supplement taken up by body-building people, but what is it in real?

    Steroids are just like another organic compound, but all of them have got their specific need. You could use them for your pet in case of allergies, and any small allergy caused by an insect sting. Examples of it, include prednisolone, prednisone, etc.

    Drugs for BehaviourDrugs & other Sedatives for Changing Behavior

    There are drugs which you can use for dealing with any anxiety or any behavioral changes that your pet is going through. Vet docs also make them useful to reduce the pet movements, especially while any delicate process is going on. Some of the common drugs used for this are xylazine, midazolam, diazepam, etc.

    It is a high chance that your dog is prescribed with more than one medicine, and both of them together should go well too. The undertakings of one medicine should not affect the working of the other medicine.

    You have to make sure that the doctor knows all the medications that your dog is taking on a daily basis. Then, only he could give the right medicine so that the problem is solved effectively without any side-effects.