Updated December 19, 2018
Veterinary Pet Insurance–FOR FERRETS
You may have thought that veterinary pet insurance is only for cats and dogs. It’s true, most pet insurance is. But what about your ferret children?
Veterinary visits can be quite expensive and the bills can really add up. Plus, most vets require payment up front. It may not be much of a financial burden for your ferret’s routine visits, but what if she gets sick or hurt? What if there is an emergency or she needs surgery or treatment for a chronic condition? I have spent thousands of dollars in vet bills within a few years due to sick ferrets. Ferret parents need the financial assistance of pet insurance too. Too many ferret parents are faced with the decision of putting a ferret down due to costly vet bills.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. I have discovered that it is possible to get veterinary pet insurance for ferrets! And it doesn’t need to be cost prohibitive. This insurance is Pet Assure.
All vet office medical services and procedures are covered, at a 25% discount including:
- Emergency Care Spays & Neuters
- Routine Care & Vaccines
- Wellness Visits
- Allergy Treatments
- Sick Visits
- Tumor Removal
- Parasite Screening
- Surgical Procedures
- Dental Cleanings
- Dental Exams and X-Rays
- Diabetes Management
- Cancer Care
- And more
What’s more, there are no exclusions–even pre-existing conditions are covered. Plus, there are no age limits and you can start using the coverage right away and get a 25% discount!
If you have more than one ferret (most of us do!), you can insure them all together at a discount! You don’t need to get separate insurance for each pet. All types of pets are covered. You can insure your 3 ferrets, cat and dog all under one plan–for about $200 per year! Or a single pet for less than $100.
Pet Assure vs. Other Veterinary Pet Insurance
Regular pet insurance rarely covers ferrets. It normally only covers cats or dogs. It typically covers 70%-90% of the vet bill after you’ve met your deductibles. But, there are a lot of exclusions. The fine print on these policies often excludes hundreds of services and treatments. Many insurance policies make you choose which medical conditions you want covered. The more that is covered, the more it costs. So you are forced to make decisions such as do I want to pay an additional $25 per month in case my pet gets cancer?
I checked out several pet insurance providers for one of my dogs (because they don’t cover ferrets, of course) to investigate their plans. I looked at Trupanion and Healthy Paws, 2 top pet insurance carriers. Both had exclusions such as pre-existing conditions, routine wellness, and office visits and exams. Some deductibles applied to each separate condition. So if your pet had to have a tooth pulled you would pay the deductible and if later she hurt her paw and needed surgery, you would again pay the deductible.
Quotes for my dog ranged from:
$131.72/month–no deductible and 90% of included services
$49.39/month–$500 deductible and 70% of covered services
$33.84/month–$1000 deductible and 90% of covered services
Pet Assure’s veterinary discount plan may not only be a great way to save money on vet bills, but it may be the only veterinary pet insurance that covers ferrets!
The only problem I have found with this insurance is that not all vets accept it. This is true of other veterinary pet insurance as well. Veterinary practices have to sign up to be part of their participating vets. You can do a search on their website to see a list of vets within 10 miles of your zip code. I entered my zip code and 9 vet offices came up. Of course, you have to make sure the vet treats ferrets. If you have a vet and she is not listed, you can also submit a request for your vet to join Pet Assure.
If you can’t find a nearby vet that treats ferrets and you have other pets, you may want to consider getting the insurance from Pet Assure for them anyway. It could save you a lot of money.
They even offer a 45-day money back guarantee. So you can check it out risk-free.
Sign up online and get your ferret (and other pets) covered. Click on the banner.
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