Pets have a great life in the Grand Canyon State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Arizona
Ah, Arizona. The glorious Grand Canyon State where desert, mountains, and cities come together in beautiful harmony. Enjoy fiery pink sunsets and a subtropical climate plus lush green forests and orange canyons. The number of activities and places to enjoy with your pet here are overwhelming. It’s a state that really thinks about its furry residents and their quality of life, which is why pet insurance in Arizona is a must.
Those who want to enjoy nature can head to Rillito River Park, Lookout Mountain, or Coconino National Forest to name just a few. With so many natural wonders, we recommend narrowing things down by the type of scenery you’d like to enjoy. Of course, the famous Grand Canyon National Park can’t go unmentioned, where you can observe breath-taking views and gorges formed by the Colorado River. You’re more than welcome to bring your pooch with you but its best to consider how they might be affected by the hot weather. Especially is they have long hair like Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds. Dehydration and heat stroke is not only very dangerous for dogs, who are unable to self-regulate their own body temperature, but it can also result in a large vet bill without pet insurance – up to $6,000 in fact.
Pet parents who prefer to embark on shaded adventures can visit the Martin Auto Museum or the Pima Air & Space Museum for an educational day out, which are both pet friendly. The Bearizona Wildlife Park is another great option that welcomes pets to come for the ride, as is the Old Tombstone Western Theme Park. And, if you still can’t decide where to go, lean on the expertise of Sedona Red Rock Adventures who provide dog-friendly tours led by their very own guide dog.
For city-dwelling pet parents and their companions, Arizona has around 90 cities to experience including the state capital of Phoenix. Surprisingly, Mesa and Yuma have higher pet insurance prices than Phoenix, but this can be forgotten with a nice trip to Quail Run Dog Park or The Monastery bar and grill with the pooch. Plus, the monthly payment will still pale in comparison to the price of vet bills for accidents like a rattlesnake bite, which could cost you up to $8,000. There’s also tons of pet-friendly hotels and vacation rentals in Arizona such as the Sky Ranch Lodge in Sedona.
Pet laws in Arizona
A state law to keep in mind for your furry friend is that they must be kept on a leash in public places. Once they are over three months old, dogs require a license if living in Arizona for 30 consecutive days or more, which can only be approved if they are up to date with their rabies vaccination. The expiry date and license number should always be displayed on their collar. If you need help with the costs of vaccinations, a wellness plan should cover this. You can also seek help from the Arizona Pet Project and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.
Why get pet insurance at all?
At Petted, we sincerely believe that pet insurance is a must for all pet parents, whether you live in New York, North Carolina or Nebraska. It doesn’t matter if you’re a city- or country-dweller, if you have a Bull Mastiff or a Burmese, your beloved pet is at risk from injury, illness and inherited conditions – and these things can cost a lot of money to fix.
If you don’t have a very large savings account then you run the risk of either getting into a ton of debt (we’re talking tens of thousands of dollars in some cases) or – and we hate to think about this – not being able to pay for your pet’s treatment and having to either give them up or, tragically, have them euthanized.
So, for the sake of a few dollars a month, please buy yourself some peace of mind and your pet a healthier, more secure future. To find the best pet insurance policy for where you live, click here. We'll fetch you the perfect quotes in less than a minute.
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