Rivertown Animal Hospital does not sell pet insurance and does not receive financial compensation from any insurance provider. Our only interest in pet insurance is to inform you of its availability to assist you in the cost of quality care for your pet.
Pet Insurance Benefits
At Rivertown Animal Hospital, we know how much our clients love their pets and consider them a family member. Most people underestimate the amount of money they will spend on veterinary care during the lifetime of their pet. The availability of specialty care, including advanced diagnostics, internists and surgical specialists, while expanding the treatment options for our pets, has also increased the cost of care.
Pet insurance allows you to have more choices for veterinary care. Owners with pet insurance visit the veterinarian more often and sooner when their pet needs care. There are numerous plans available for pet insurance.
Considerations when searching for pet insurance:
- The younger your pet is when you purchase the insurance the lower the premium
- The higher the deductible the lower the premium
- Some plans are very limited and only cover accidents
- Very few companies offer wellness plans
- A reason to purchase insurance early is to avoid the exclusion of preexisting conditions
- Check policies for coverage of breed-related hereditary conditions
- Check policies for multi-pet discounts
Our staff is available to answer your pet insurance questions.
Learn More About Pet Insurance
Rivertown has found the following pet insurance companies benefit our clients:
For pet insurance reviews visit www.petinsurancereview.com.
American Association of Feline Practitioners Information about caring for cats
CatChannel.com Helpful information and products for cat owners
Feline Health Center Feline wellness info sponsored by Cornell University
Bow Wow Meow Baby names for pets
Petfinder Online listing of pets available for adoption and helpful information about pet ownership
Puppies N Dogs Great information for all things dog
Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Pets From the American Animal Hospital Association
Just Food for Dogs A nutritional option for your dog
Therapeutic Diets Available at Rivertown:
Rivertown Animal Hospital carries Royal Canin, Purina and Hill’s therapeutic diets. These diets are specially formulated for specific medical issues such as obesity, allergies, kidney disease or orthopedic problems. These diets provide excellent nutrition and have profound health benefits.
Veterinary Partner Another great resource for veterinary information
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Resources from the U of MN research programs
DogsandTicks.com Extensive information about ticks and tick-borne diseases
Companion Animal Parasite Council What you need to know about parasites
Rabies Information From the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
Breed-related Disease A comprehensive guide to diseases/conditions of purebred dogs
ASPCA End of Life Care Information on pet loss from the ASPCA, including a hotline number
Washington State Pet Loss Hotline Volunteer Washington State students who will talk with you about your grief
Grief Support Groups: