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Pets have a great life in the Palmetto State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in South Carolina.

South Carolina, there are few places finer. Come to the Palmetto State and you’ll find lots of great adventures for your pooch to enjoy. Dog parks – tick. Nature preserves – tick. Ghost tours – tick. All the standard doggy things!

As far as dog parks go, Barc Parc South in Myrtle Beach is the one to beat. It’s a 14-acre colossus with lawns, water, and, for you pet parents, even shade structures for when you’re watching your pet party. Because it’s popular, however, it will be frequented by other furry friends, so keep your wits about you: either because of a fight or simply because they got over-excited, your dog could tear a muscle, landing you with a costly vet bill. Being insured will mean you swerve the $1,400 it costs to treat a muscle tear. It will also mean you can enjoy your Barc Parc time with peace of mind.

But hey, if you want to take in something a bit different, why not bring your furry friend on a ghost tour of Old Charleston? There you can hear all about the area’s folklore and history, narrated by expert storyteller Mike Brown. 

A serious risk to animals in South Carolina is one of poisoning – specifically from the sago palm, a plant that is abundant in the Palmetto State. All too often vets have to help animals recover after the sometimes-fatal neurotoxin has entered their body, charging you around $2,000 in the process. When you’re out and about, keep your dog on a leash when you can, in order to keep a close eye on exactly what they’re putting in their mouth. 

“Plant poisoning can cost up to $2,000 to treat”

As well as a memorable ghost tour, Charleston (North Charleston specifically) offers something your pup is almost guaranteed to enjoy: an indoor swim at Wag-n-Splash. Book an appointment and watch your dog swim about in the 9,000-galloon pool, working up an appetite for a tasty doggy treat. Though you should be with your dog for the whole experience, every time water is involved you do need to be conscious of the risk of drowning. At around $9,000, treating a dog who has suffered the complications of a near-drowning incident is alarmingly expensive. 

In Simpsonville you’ll find another unique experience for your German Shephard or Labrador at the Astro Air Dogs Dock Diving Track. Here, Astro Kennels offer you the chance to help your dog practise their diving in a regulation-size tank. As well as the obvious risk of drowning, you need to keep an eye out for other risks. When the dock from which your dog will be jumping becomes slippery, for example, they could sprain a ligament, incurring a vet bill of around $600. Look after your pup to ensure that doesn’t happen, and, if they can dive farther than 36 feet two inches, well, they’ve probably bagged a new world record. 

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 South Carolina?

Breed Area Age Annual Coverage Typical Premium
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Mixed medium

Charleston

3 months

$5,000

$23.82

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Golden Retriever

Myrtle Beach

3 years

Unlimited

$24.81

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Chihuahua

Columbia

6 years

Unlimited

$21.74

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Domestic Shorthair

Greenville

3 months

$5,000

$12.38

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Domestic Shorthair

Sumter

4 years

$5,000

$12.38

What do South Carolina residents think about pet insurance?

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I’d never heard of nasal polyps until our vet broke the bad news to us. Magnus, our tiny Yorkshire terrier, had had one for a while, and it needed operating on quickly. Fortunately, my partner had persuaded me to take out insurance for the little fella, so a bill that would have been around $2,500 basically disappeared.

Bernie
Greenville

I don’t want to sound smug about insurance but when you’ve got it you just feel better. Our plan was absolutely essential when our Norwegian Forest, Dr X, was diagnosed with hyperadrenocorticism. Should have cost us $1,600. Cost us $20. We’re also insured with our bulldog, Roger, so we get a multi-pet discount.

Sue
Sumter

What’s the best pet insurance in South Carolina?

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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7.

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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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