Dear Maxine: Unsure and Uninsured in Indiana

Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Welcome to another installment of Dear Maxine, where my canine, feline (and occasional human), write in to ask advice about proper immunizations, nutrition, behaviors, or anything else on their minds. (Full disclosure, my human mom helps me with this.) This week’s letter comes from a dog mom in Gary, Indiana that has questions about the ever-popular topic of pet insurance.

Dear Maxine,

I have three rescue dogs of various ages and always seem to be at the vet’s office. Most of these visits are for routine pet care, but some were more emergent for ear infections and once for a broken bone. All these visits can stack up to a lot of money! I have been hearing a lot about pet insurance and wondering about the benefits of this. What can you tell me about it?

Thank you!

Unsure and Uninsured in Indiana

Dear Uninsured,

Thank you for adopting and thank you for this great question! Thanks to all the developments in veterinary care and quality nutritional products, pets are enjoying a longer lifespan. The cost of owning a pet has also increased: food, toys, accessories, and veterinary care add up. A pet insurance policy can help you plan for your pet’s healthcare—and offset costs for routine care, unexpected injuries, and illnesses.