Last month, Brian Lowney wrote an article for South Coast Today called Owning a dog: Early care saves pain and cost. The article gives a great overview of why it is so important to participate in preventative care in order to keep your dog as healthy as possible, but also the importance of investing in pet insurance to help with those unexpected expenses.
Veterinarian Dr. Tom Burns was interviewed for the article and mentioned that he always conducts his wellness exams with the specific breed in mind. I thought this was a very good point to make, as different breeds have such different issues they are prone to developing.
For example, a Beagle is prone to glaucoma and patellar luxation while a Miniature Schnauzer is prone to allergies and progressive retinal atrophy. Obviously, when evaluating either of these breeds, its important to have these conditions in mind.
Dr. Burns goes on to say this about pet insurance: “It is a great assurance that your pet will receive the best care possible without the massive financial burden. Plans that cover sickness can be extremely helpful. Look for plans without breed exclusions and with no limits in coverage.” He then specifically recommends Trupanion.
Trupanion is proud to have Dr. Burns vote of confidence as a pet insurance provider!