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Pets have a great life in the Treasure State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Montana

If you and your pet like plenty of space, then there aren’t many better states to live in than Montana. The nation’s fourth-largest state by area is home to just over a million people (Manhattan island houses 1.6 million), which means there’s room to stretch those legs, no matter how many you have. And the good news is, pet insurance in Montana is very affordable,

Let's go outside

A big part of this vast landscape features mountains (the clue is in the name). Whether you can enjoy them with your pet, specifically a dog, depends on where you go. Some places, like the Glacier National Park, aren’t very dog-friendly, not allowing pups on trails or lake shores, even on a leash. Similarly, in Yellowstone National Park you can only have a dog in your car, at a campground or within 100 feet of roads and parking lots – and they need to be on a leash six feet long or less.

“A good wellness plan, from $14 a month, will usually give you a discount on rabies shots”

This tends to be the case with a lot of national parks, sadly, but it’s usually to protect the wildlife and your dog. A bite could give them rabies, so make sure you abide by the state law that all dogs are vaccinated against rabies and licensed by five months. A good wellness plan, from $14 a month, will usually give you a discount on shots.

Wild walks

However, there’s still plenty of Montana to go round and places like Stahl Peak Lookout Trail, a seven-mile hike in the Kootenai National Forest, offer the stunning natural beauty of the Treasure State to you and your pet. Most state parks, like Whitefish Lake and Bannack, accept pets on leashes (as long as you don’t forget to clean up). In fact, it’s a law in Montana that dogs must be on a leash any time they are off their property, except a designated off-leash area.

But remember, there are always risks to your pet when walking in the wild, so make sure you have pet insurance. For example, Montana is home to one venomous snake, the Prairie Rattlesnake, a bite from which could cost $8,000 in vet bills.

Montana isn’t somewhere you associate with big cities; Billings, the largest, has a population of around 120,000. But everywhere caters for dogs, with dog parks galore in places like Billings, Butte, Bozeman and the state capital Helena. Bozeman Pond even has a fenced-off canine beach for water-loving pooches. Perfect for you and your Labrador!

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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How much does pet insurance cost in Montana?

Breed Area Age Annual Coverage Typical Premium
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Mixed medium

Helena

3 months

$5,000

$21.80

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Golden Retriever

Bozeman

3 years

Unlimited

$24.13

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Chihuahua

Billings

6 years

Unlimited

$27.69

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Domestic Shorthair

Missoula

3 months

$5,000

$12.90

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Domestic Shorthair

Big Sky

4 years

$5,000

$12.90

What do Montana residents think about pet insurance?

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I love having a dog in Montana, but you do need to be careful. Marvel, my five-year-old miniature poodle, loves swimming. I’m usually really responsible but one day he bolted for a pond that had blue-green algae and it poisoned him. The vet bill was like $1,465. Thank God for my insurance!

Martin
Bozeman

Dotty my Dalmatian ate half a box of chocolates on Christmas Day after my grandpa fell asleep with them on his lap. Luckily the chocolate around her mouth gave it away and we got her to the vet in time. Having pet insurance saved us $3,000.

Jan
Billings

What’s the best pet insurance in Montana?

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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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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11.

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3.8

14 days for illnesses 
2 days for accidents

8 weeks

No age limit

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12.

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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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