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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.

 

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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How much does pet insurance cost in New Mexico?

Breed Area Age Annual Coverage Typical Premium
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Mixed medium

Albuquerque

3 months

$5,000

$22.50

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Golden Retriever

Sante Fe

3 years

Unlimited

$29.17

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Chihuahua

Las Cruces

6 years

Unlimited

$25.55

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Domestic Shorthair

Roswell

3 months

$5,000

$11.60

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Domestic Shorthair

Taos

4 years

$5,000

$11.91

What do New Mexico residents think about pet insurance?

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I’ll never forgive myself but when my boyfriend and I were taking a walk through Gila, we took our eyes off my little poodle Noodle for a split-second, and before we knew it he had stopped looking like himself. It wasn’t long before he was vomiting. Yep – he had eaten a mushroom. We drove him straight to the vet’s but if I hadn’t been insured I would have paid about $1,200. I’d just lost my job, so that was money I could not afford.

Ernie
Silver City

Argo, our miniature Pinscher, managed to knock over some insecticide in our apartment while I was on a call to some sales rep. He doesn’t know any better, so he decided to lap it all up. Silly boy. I took one look online and realised he needed to see a professional. That professional could have cost me dearly but my accident and illness coverage did the job; I paid about $100 in the end, instead of $1,600.

Penelope
Gallup

What’s the best pet insurance in New Mexico?

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.

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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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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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