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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.

Seaside fun

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.

Park life

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).

To find the best pet insurance in Delaware, click here and we’ll fetch you the perfect quotes in less than a minute.

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.

Plan Coverage

It’s a real worry when your pet gets sick. But with plenty of reimbursement options available, pet insurance can help cover up to 100% of veterinary costs for new accidents and illnesses – plus much more.

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Accidents

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X-rays, CT scans & MRI's

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Illnesses

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Medication

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General check ups

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Follow up care

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Cancer

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Allergies

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Surgery

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Diagnostic tests

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Anaesthetic

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Emergency care

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Chronic illnesses

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Congenital conditions

How much does pet insurance cost in Delaware?

Breed Area Age Annual Coverage Typical Premium
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Mixed medium

Wilmington

3 months

$5,000

$23.18

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Golden Retriever

Dover

3 years

Unlimited

$33.73

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Chihuahua

Newark

6 years

Unlimited

$21.45

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Domestic Shorthair

Middletown

3 months

$5,000

$13.72

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Domestic Shorthair

Bear

4 years

$5,000

$9.83

What do Delaware residents think about pet insurance?

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I stupidly left some breath mints lying around forgetting that Xylitol can be deadly to dogs. My Dachshund Albert ate some. Luckily I noticed pretty quickly and got him to the vet in time but it cost $2,650 for an intravenous dextrose drip. But I didn’t have to pay a cent because was covered by my insurance.

Katie
Wilmington

Catty Perry (yeah, I know), my beautiful baby girl, got into a fight with a racoon and suffered some nasty scratches, though I’m pretty sure the raccoon would have come of worse. The vet bill was close to $1,000 for stitches and drugs, but I only paid $100 in deductibles.

Jamie
Milford

What’s the best pet insurance in Delaware?

Provider Customer Review Score Waiting Period Minimum Enroll Age Maximum Enroll Age Pricing

50% off routine wellness plans

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4.9

14 days for illnesses 48 hours for accidents No wait for switching direct from another provider

8 weeks

No age limit

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5-star-rated Forbes pet insurer

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4.8

14 days for illnesses 
48 hours for accidents

6 weeks

14 years old

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4.6

14 days for illnesses 
3 days for accidents

7 weeks

14 years old

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4.5

14 days for illnesses 
2 days for accidents

8 weeks

14 years old

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5.

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4.3

15 days

8 weeks

14 years old

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Can pay claims directly to your vet

6.

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4.2

30 days for illnesses 
5 days for accidents

No lower limit

14 years old

$$$

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7.

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4.0

14 days, including knee injuries and hip dysplasia

8 weeks

No age limit

$$$

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8.

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4.0

14 days

No lower limit

No age limit

$$$

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9.

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3.9

14 days for illnesses One day for accidents

8 weeks

No age limit

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Pet insurance alternative: emergency plan

10.

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3.8

14 days

No lower limit

14 years old

$

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3.8

14 days for illnesses 
2 days for accidents

8 weeks

No age limit

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3.6

15 days for accidents 
and illnesses 30 days for cancer

8 weeks

No age limit

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