Pets have a great life in the North Star State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Minnesota.
Minnesota is a great place for a beach trip with your pup, hence its nickname ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’. There are plenty of places that you can go to swim, run around, or just relax. Minnesota Point is one of the popular spots. At three miles long, there is lots of space for you and your pooch to run around. There are also places to stay, allowing for both day trips and holidays.
Some of the beaches, such as McCarthy Beach State Park and Camden State Park, allow dogs but you must keep them on a leash that’s no longer than six feet.
Another thing to be wary of when allowing your pup to swim in the lakes, especially in warmer temperatures, is the harmful algae bloom. This can potentially be life-threatening if ingested and can cause severe vomiting and weakness. This especially applies to pups who will eat anything and everything, such as Labradors. A vet bill could amount to around $1,500 in some cases, so it’s definitely best to be insured.
The state offers amazingly hot summers, but also incredibly cold winters. With these two extremes in mind, it’s important to prepare your pet for these conditions. If your pup is not properly hydrated during the summer months, they could suffer with sun stroke which can cost up to $5,000 to treat. In the winter months, though, they could contract frostbite if they stay out in the cold too long. Without insurance, treatment could cost over $1,000 in more severe cases.
Unlike other states, Minnesota is not best known for its hiking spots. But there are still plenty of trails to explore with your pooch. Hell’s Gate Trail in Banning State Park is a must if you want to scramble over rocks and explore the woods. Make sure your pup is prepared for this terrain or they could pull ligaments, which could cost $2,000 in vet bills.
Saint Paul, the state’s capital, currently has four off-leash dog parks. Arlington provides your pup with wooded trails to explore, as well as wide open spaces and a big slope. Meeker Island park is located on the border of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. It runs along the Mississippi river and provides your pup with places to swim and run around.
As previously mentioned, your pup must be careful when swimming in unfamiliar waters, even if they are deemed safe for dogs. A great way to stay protected is by making sure your pup is up to date on their vaccinations and health checks. A pet wellness plan can be bought for as little as $14 a month, so it’s definitely worth investing for your pet’s health.
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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