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When most people think of pet insurance, they anticipate coverage for dogs and cats. While pet insurance for these animls is the most common type of pet insurance available, more and more plans are now offering insurance for exotic pets, too.
These days it's not uncommon for people to keep snakes, lizards, hedgehogs, chincillas, birds and horses as pets. But, whether or not to insure these pets takes careful consideration. For example, many types of lizards can develop metabolic bone disease if they are not cared for properly. You should ask your vet what types of illnesses are most likely to develop in your exotic pet and what the cost of preventive and ongoing treatment might be. Then you'll be better able to decide if exotic pet insurance is right for you.
Insurance for exotic pets is a little more difficult to find so you'll have to expand your search. But, it is out there an you should follow all the tips offered about buying cat and dog pet insurance before you buy insurance for your exotic pet.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|