Pets have a great life in the Centennial State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Colorado
The western state of Colorado is well known for its varied desert landscapes, Mountainous terrain and vast river canyons that span across the whole state. There is definitely lots to explore, so who better to venture around ‘Colourful Colorado’ with than your furry companion.
One of the most famous areas, Colorado Springs, consists of many city parks and gardens, where you can take part in long hikes and experience breathtaking views. Some of the best spots in the Colorado Springs area include Pikes Peak and Seven Falls, which are both great hiking points. However, it’s also important to be mindful that this is more dangerous than your regular walk in the dog park. Your pup could potentially break bones, which could cost around $2,000, or pull ligaments, which could accumulate to $3,000 in vet fees.
Travelling up mountains is thirsty work - so make sure you bring enough water for both you and your pooch, otherwise they risk getting dehydrated, which could cost a substantial amount to treat as they would need an immediate IV drip to help them rehydrate (approximately $1,000). This is especially relevent for dogs like French Bulldogs and Pugs who may struggle with breathing and heat regulation.
Colorado can get extremely hot in the summer, so as well as providing your pooch with lots of water to drink, it might be a great idea to find a place they can splash around to cool themselves down. Highline Lake is just one example of somewhere that allows dogs to stay, have a good swim around and has lots of trails to follow. Making the most of the hot weather is a lot of fun, but if your pet shows signs of sunstroke then they need to see a vet asap, which could set you back by $5,000.
“Sunstroke could set you back by $5,000”
Alongside the mountainous trails, vast deserts and rocky terrain, comes an array of different animals that you may encounter. Although some are friendly and animal attacks are very rare, they can still happen, so it’s always best to be aware. Rattlesnakes and venomous spiders could potentially cause harm to your pooch, which could mean an emergency trip to the vet in the worst-case scenario ($8,000). This is why pet insurance is a definite must when going on off-road adventures.
Pets and the city
Some may prefer the inner city life, where you can play with your pup on or off the leash (depending on the area) in dog parks. The state’s capital, Denver, has strict guidelines in place to protect the local environments and of course the dogs that use them. For example, owners must have a leash to hand at all times and one person can only be responsible for one dog at a time – this is handy to know in case you have multiple pets.
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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