Pets have a great life in the ‘Land of Enchantment’ but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in New Mexico
The fifth largest state in the US, New Mexico has a vast and varied landscape for your pet to enjoy. Most famous, perhaps, for being the setting for Breaking Bad, the ‘Land of Enchantment’ is a mountainous haven; and, with very few people relative to its enormous size, you and your dog will have it pretty much all to yourself.
Hot and wild
While your pet shouldn't need to worry about ingesting any of Walter White's produce, New Mexico’s untamed areas of desert are of course host to an array of animals who got there first. The vast majority of your excursions will be idyllic, incident-free trips that your dog enjoys.
If, however, your exuberant friend gets a little too close to a bobcat, the close encounter could set you back $4,500 in vet bills. Being insured at this point will feel like a huge sigh of relief, and you will be able to focus all your attention on making sure your dog makes a full recovery without needing to worry about money.
Digging that scene
Among the beautiful natural attractions that the Land of Enchantment has to offer is White Sands National Park. Here, as the name implies, your German Shephard or Labrador can run around on sand that is pristine white, digging for treasure to their heart’s content. If it’s a smaller park you’re after, Las Cruces Dog Park is open from 5.30am to 11pm every day of the week. Here your dog can have a chat with other unleashed pets and drink from the water stations provided.
“Heat stroke can cost you $5,000 to treat without insurance”
Do make sure they’re staying hydrated: heatstroke can cost $5,000 to treat, by administering fluid intravenously, and it’s a headache you could both do without.) Meanwhile Albuquerque, the state’s capital, has so many dog parks you won’t know which to choose.
Arts and parks
And, if your pooch likes to be seen in cultural hotspots, Estrella Del Norte Vineyard and Tasting Room in Santa Fe is the ideal place to take them: well-behaved dogs are always welcome. Just be alert to the dangers of your pet getting a little too enthusiastic about the produce; dogs aren’t designed to drink alcohol, and a poisoning problem could land you with a bill of several thousand dollars – enough to make you wish you’d had insurance in the first place.
And, of course, New Mexico’s landscapes aren’t just of the sandy variety. There are also countless acres of forest, with trails perfect for the more adventurous pets. Coronado National Park, for example, is 1.7million acres. Just mind what they put in their mouths; even something as innocuous as poppy poisoning will leave you staring at a bill of $1,500. This is roughly the amount that uninsured pet parents in New Mexico spend on their pet’s healthcare every year, and underlines one important point: insurance can save you a lot of money.
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.
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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