Pets have a great life in the First State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Delaware
Delaware may be the second smallest state in the Union, but its love of animals is no smaller than in any other. It’s also a good life for pets and pet parents—the cost of pet insurance is relatively affordable and pretty even across the state, too. That’s why it’s such a popular place for commuters who work as far afield as New York City and Washington DC, but who want the calm and natural beauty the First State offers.
Perhaps the best example of that beauty and calm is found on Delaware’s countless beaches, which run along its eastern edge. There are around 39 miles of beach open to the public, mostly situated around the famous ‘beach towns’, such as Lewes, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.
Some of these beaches restrict pets to the colder months of the year, often keeping them off the sands between April or May and October, but some let them play and swim all year round. There are also areas where dogs aren’t allowed or must be on a leash, to protect wildlife.
“A cut paw might set you back $1,500 in vet bills.”
When letting your Goldendoodle loose on the beach or in the ocean, it’s worth remembering that these waters attract jellyfish and sea lice, which can sting dogs. These can often be treated at home but more severe reactions might need vet treatment, which can cost up to $1,800. It’s also worth speaking to local lifeguards, to find out if there are strong currents or anything underwater that could harm your hound, such as rocks or timber. A cut paw might set you back $1,500 in vet bills. And, of course, don’t let them drink too much sea water—salt is really bad for them—and have plenty of fresh stuff to hand to hydrate them.
It’s not just marine wildlife that you need to consider as a pet parent in Delaware. There are also some wonderful pet-friendly state parks, such as Trap Pond and White Clay Creek. The general rule in these is that dogs must be on a leash less than six feet long, unless in a dog exercise area. But despite this, a lot of the wild animals that you find (not just in the parks) can attack your pet and also carry nasty diseases, including rabies. Make sure your pet is up to date with their jabs (a good wellness plan will help—these cost from $15 a month in Delaware) and perhaps sign up to an emergency plan (from $24), in case something happens to your pet when your vet isn’t open.
It’s not all about outdoor fun in Delaware. There are also plenty of pet-friendly restaurants that will allow your pooch to join you, often in the outside dining areas. The Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton will also let your dog in for a cold one (water, obviously).
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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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