There are very few companies that cover animals other than dogs and cats. However, there are numerous people with “exotic pets” that would like to be covered as well. You may also find yourself limited when it comes to the type of coverage you can find for your pet mouse or potbellied pig. However, there is good news. The companies that do cover these types of pets are pretty big names and have numerous resources to help you and your adorable little critter.
Pets Covered by Pet Insurance: Animals
Nationwide proudly covers the following types of animals:
Amphibians, Chameleons, Chinchillas, Ferrets, Geckos, Gerbils, Goats, Guinea pigs, Hamsters, Hedgehogs, Iguanas, Lizards, Mice, Opossums, Potbellied pigs, Rats, Rabbits, Snakes, Sugar gliders, Tortoises, and Turtles.
These are some of the most common pets, outside the cat and dog category. Generally, coverage for these types of animals will include exams, medications, hospitalization, and x-rays. However, unlike dogs and cats, you won’t be covered for surgery or cancer treatment.
Avian is another company that can cover a similar list of exotic pets covered by pet insurance and they have extremely fair premiums of around 10/month with only a 50 dollars (per-incident) deductible. Again, insurance for exotic pets is not as extensively covered as with a dog or a cat.
Pets Covered by Pet Insurance: The Takeaway
The most important thing to remember is that your pet is a part of your family now and you should do everything you can to protect them from injury and illness. There are companies that have plans for most types of pets and may even include cancer treatment. While most plans are not as extensive as plans for dogs and cats, these companies do take care of the most common issues associated with these pets and are far cheaper than their feline or canine counterparts when it comes to premiums and copay.
Protect your pets by finding the right company, plan, and policy that works for you and the type of pet you have in your home.