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Pet insurance: What does it cover?

Owning a pet or pets in your Tampa, FL home means being fully responsible for anything that they cause. In simple terms, you will be held liable if your pet injures, damages other people’s property, or if it becomes sick. That means pet insurance could be beneficial. Pet insurance protects you from financial loss in the form of medical bills and liability. At Morgan Insurance Services, we can help you find a policy that fits your needs.

What does pet insurance cover?

Remember, not all animals are regarded as pets. If you keep cows and goats for your farm, they are not regarded as pets. Any animal kept for commercial purposes is typically not covered. Pet insurance policies can cover the following:

  • Purchasing price in case your pet dies due to accidents.
  • Medical treatment for your pet in case it suffers injuries or illness.
  • An element of third party liability that is only applicable to dogs for injuries to other parties or damage to property.

What is excluded?

While pet insurance is designed to protect you from financial loss, you need to understand that not all risks are covered. Pet insurance is mostly known to cover accidents and illnesses that your pet may suffer while living with you. This excludes everyday things such as:

  • Grooming
  • Dental diseases
  • Behavior issues
  • Preventative care and routine check-ups
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hereditary or pre-existing conditions.

If you suspect or found out that your pet is susceptible to the above things, you may want to financially prepare yourself to buy more coverage, especially if it is a curable condition.

What affects insurance premiums

There is no exact amount of coverage designed for pets as insurance needs vary from one pet owner to another. If you are looking for comprehensive pet insurance coverage, it is important to work with an agency that specializes in pets.

For more information about pet insurance, contact Morgan Insurance Services in Tampa, FL today!