Pets have a great life in the Buckeye State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Ohio
Whether you’ve got an Australian shepherd, a Chihuahua or a Mastiff, you’ll find that there’s a vast amount for your dog to do in Ohio, one of the most picturesque states in the country. Parks, grooming, pet-friendly restaurants – there are plenty of worse places to be, and plenty of reasons to get pet insurance in Ohio.
As far as dog parks go, there are almost as many in Ohio as there are people. Big Walnut in Columbus; Otto Armleder in Cincinnati; Brooksedge in Westerville – all of these have ample exercise spaces and are divided according to the size of the dog. Big or small, your pooch is guaranteed to have a good time with their new-found friends.
While allergies are the most common ailment for Ohio pets, the Buckeye State certainly isn’t free of other risks. On one of the stunning hikes – Pine Grove Trail, for example, which is open all year and welcomes dogs on leashes – there is a small chance you and your pet could meet a black bear, coyote, or a black racer snake. Though the latter isn’t venomous, even a non-venomous snake bite is a serious thing, and can cost thousands to treat. A tussle with a coyote or a bear, meanwhile, could land you with a sick doggo and a vet’s bill of $4,500. On the leash they should be safe, but they’ll be even safer if you’ve insured them.
Ohio lies on the southern shore of Lake Erie, which makes for picturesque treks for its residents but can also pose a risk to over-enthusiastic pups. Whenever your pet is around a lake you need to be on high alert: they may have a hell of a time splashing about in the water, but one swim too far and they could get themselves into trouble.
The complications of near-drowning are some of the most expensive to treat ($9,000), so, unless you never want your dog to enjoy a little splash, having insurance for them will at least take away some of the fear.
Dog-friendly urban fun
If you’re a bit more reluctant to get your sneakers out, there are more sedentary pleasures to be had in Ohio’s many dog-friendly establishments. The exquisitely named Good Boy Bakery, for example, makes a point of welcoming canines of all descriptions. (As they say on their website, “Dogs are allowed to bring their owners!”) Elsewhere, you can splash out on a proper pamper for your pup at Elyria’s Canine Club Dog Daycare and Grooming. Be aware that there’s a small risk they might be allergic to some of the products – skin allergies can be another one-off vet charge you don’t want to deal with.
Whether you’re there in the winter, spring, summer or fall, Ohio is an idyllic place for a dog lover like yourself. Now take a hike. (You really should – there are plenty of options.)
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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