Pets have a great life in the Volunteer State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Tennessee.
Whether for its awesome musical heritage, its mountain views or its 3,800 caves, it isn’t hard to find a reason to travel to Tennessee. Good for you and good for your dog, the Volunteer State even has a dog that shares its name: the Treeing Tennessee Brindle is a breed that specialises in chasing hunted animals up trees. Remember that for your next trivia night.
Pet insurance in this area is affordable, reflecting the lower-than-average salaries in the state. Given that an emergency trip to the vet costs, on average, $1,500, people in Tennessee could find pet insurance even more of a lifesaver than the average person. No matter how careful you are, you never know when your pup might fall ill or have an accident.
Tennessee is brimming with dog-friendly places to visit and sights to see. If you’ve got a music-loving doggo, take them to the Dolly Parton statue in Sevierville, which honours the most famous musician to have emerged from the state. Similarly fun is Pins Mechanical Co. in Nashville itself. Here you can show your (leashed) dog how to go bowling or play pinball. After you’re done there, scooch over to Kingsport and let your dog accompany you on the Schoolhouse Nine Golf Course, where they can get in a healthy but manageable walk while watching other amateurs slice their way around the course. Be vigilant about other people’s erratic play though: if your dog is hit with a golf ball, they could be concussed, incurring a vet bill of around $1,500.
Off the leash Tennessee offers an abundance of choice for your Labradors, French bulldogs, and anything in between. Do you take them to the Play Wash Pint in Chattanooga, which boasts a well-stocked bar nearby? The Riverfront Park Dog Park, where you can wander in and out of 18,000 square feet of botanical gardens? Or the Fair Park Dog Park, which sits next to an enticing flea market? Whichever wonderful option your dog enjoys, make sure you look alive and stay alert to the dangers that other dogs bring with them: even if your pup gives as good as they get, a fractured jaw in a fight could end up costing you $2,500 without insurance.
Even more grand than a dog park, of course, is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itself. Not for nothing is this the most popular national park in the country. It boasts an array of forest, wildlife, and picturesque hike trails. There are two dog-friendly trails – the Gatlinburg and the Oconaluftee River – and you won’t regret taking your furry friend on either. Your dog is on a leash in the park for a good reason: plants like hellebores can poison them, landing you with a $200 vet bill. And watch out for animals like black bears, who could pop up unannounced and take a swipe at your dog if they feel threatened (leaving you with a huge vet bill in the process). Keep them close, keep them safe.
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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