Whether you live in Norfolk or Arlington, pet owners all over Virginia have exposed the benefit of pet insurance.
Reasons to Consider Pet Insurance in Virginia
Pet insurance in Virginia is a great idea for those living in the Old Dominion State. Luckily, pet insurance can help you prepare for those unexpected accidents and illnesses. Some of the most common diseases and accidents that occur in Virginia are easily preventable.
- Dehydration Dehydration is the most preventable illness that can affect your pet. Dehydration occurs when your pets fluid levels are depleted and below the norm. Luckily, dehydration can be prevented by making sure your pet has an adequate supply of clean water. A great rule of thumb to determine your pet’s daily water needs is that they need to consume about one ounce of water for every pound they weigh and double it in extreme temperatures.
- Spider and Snake Bites on Pets With over 43,678 spider species and over 3,400 snake species, the odds that your pet will run into one or two is pretty high. Luckily, in Virginia you only have 2 poisonous spiders and 4 poisonous snakes to worry about. The spiders are Northern Black Widow and the Southern Black Widow both of which are dangerous to your pet. The snakes are the copperhead, cottonmouth, canebrake rattlesnake and the timber rattlesnake. In the event that your pet has been bitten, please take it to a veterinarian immediately: snake bites on dogs.
- Parasites Parasites thrive in warmer climates. The most common of these parasites are heartworms. Heartworms are a roundworm that is transmitted via mosquitos. In addition to heartworms, you need to worry about fleas and ticks. So when choosing a Virginia pet insurance policy, you should consider choosing a policy that offers wellness protection for heartworms, and flea and tick medication.