May 15, 2019

Pet Insurance

Over the last few months, we have heard different stories from families right here in Mansfield, Texas.

One morning a few months ago, a dog got out of his backyard. He was hit by a car and ran away before anyone could get to him. For days his family searched for him. They placed his picture on Facebook and asked as many people as they could to share the story to get their beloved pet back home. They went as far as hiring a dog scent company to try to locate his scent. A Go Fund me account was created to cover to help this family recover the cost. Luckily, the dog was found. Although in rough condition, he did live. Along with being hit by a car, and spending days alone trying to survive, this cost was in the thousands of dollars.

Our next story comes from a family whose dog fell ill with heart worms. This veterinarian visit cost the family over $800.00.

Our third family we heard from, spent over $700 treating their dog for hook worms. The dog had to stay at the veterinarian clinic for two nights, which can be costly.

Pet Insurance would have been a huge help with all of these families. As Americans, we love our pets. They’re part of the family, and we want them to have the best possible care. That care can be expensive, though: According to the American Pet Products Association, in 2017 more than $17 billion was spent on veterinary care in the U.S.

Budgeting for pet medical expenses can be difficult, even one accident or emergency could mean thousands of dollars in unexpected costs.

Pet health insurance can prevent you from being stuck with those big veterinarian bills, which is why we have partnered with the Hartville Pet Insurance Group—one of the largest and oldest providers in the U.S.—to offer this coverage. Options are available to cover everything from surgeries and medications to yearly physicals and vaccinations.

If you are wanting more information, or to get a quote, please call our office at 817-277-6166. We have offices in Mansfield and Midlothian, but we serve the entire DFW area. We are a local independent insurance agency with over 70 years combined experience. In addition to pet insurance, we also offer Home, Auto, Commercial, RV, Boat and wedding insurance to name a few!