Petplan is one of the most well-established and respected pet insurance companies in Canada. No pet owner will plan on allowing the animal to become sick or hurt in an accident. However, Petplan will give pet owners a way to not worry about unplanned medical bills.

Insuring a pet in Canada is a not a common practice unlike in the UK and Sweden. In today’s world, being a responsible pet owner is not just by loving the animal but also providing the right exercise, stimulation, environment, activity levels, health care and nutrition for your pet. Canada’s Petplan has the best intentions when it is about saving up for emergencies. Petplan has the so-called Cover for Life plans for cats and dogs, which serve as unlimited emergency funds.

Purchasing health insurance is one way of controlling and budgeting expenses and keeping your pet healthy. Petplan will give monthly updates in order for the pet owner to be always prepared for an emergency.

Choosing a pet

Never buy on impulse and give yourself an ample amount of time before deciding to get a pet. A pet is a lifetime commitment and will highly depend on its master for all of its needs.

Dogs can live for as long as anywhere from ten to fifteen years or even more and a puppy is a living creature you cannot be expose to a trial period. Be prepared to make an obligation to the well being and care of your pet from its young age to old age.

Managing Difficult Decisions

Many pets across Canada have life-threatening diseases that are not treated properly, as their owners do not want to bear the costs. Pet insurance will enable the pet owner to give the best possible care to their beloved household companion. Petplan guarantees that it will cover pets that have illnesses developed before the insurance was purchased. Pets will be covered for any conditions that come up before they are enrolled or after the waiting period.

Aspiring pet owners normally choose a breed of a dog or cat that will fit with their lifestyle. However, they usually forget to budget for the common medical problems and illnesses associated with the pet’s breed. Accidents will also come into play during a pet lifetime and these include eating foreign objects, fighting with other pets and ear infections.

Background of Petplan

Petplan is Canada’s oldest and largest pet health insurance company and has been operating since 1989 with over $53 million paid in claims. Petplan is the leader in the Canadian pet health insurance industry boasting of new plans and coverage. A pet’s life is easier and enjoyable if insured under Petplan. Rates start at $11.95 monthly for dogs and $9.95 for cats.

Petplan understands the demands of every pet owner in Canada given its maturity and experience in the business. The company continually interacts with its industry affiliates, veterinary professionals and most importantly pet owners. Communication helps the company shape and customizes its policies that are appropriate for evolving needs and lifestyles.

Petplan’s partner companies include Novartis, Iams., PetLynx and associations like Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), and the Canadian Cat Association (CCA).

As business partners in the pet health community, the groups have been able to advance their common goal, which is to give a pet a healthy and long life.

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