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Pets have a great life in the Lone Star State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Texas

It bodes well for a state when you learn that almost 50% of the people there own at least one dog. The Lone Star State – Texas to you and me – is that very place. In fact, with more than 7.2million in 2014, Texas actually has more dogs than any other US state. It is no surprise, therefore, that it’s a superb place to take your pooch – though there are plenty of reasons to get pet insurance in Texas.

Mutts at the movies?

A great example of the dog-friendly fare available in the Lone Star State is Plano’s K9 Cinemas, which lets your pooch pop in and enjoy the latest Marvel movie with you. Elsewhere, in San Marcos, you and your furry friend can have a decidedly wetter time tubing together at Lions Club Tube Rental. Please be careful though; your dog will be excited and may get into trouble if they’re not a little Michael Phelps, and near-drowning is a problem that comes with expensive vet bills. It can cost $9,000 for a professional to go through the various procedures to treat the breathing problems your dog will have experienced, so remember to insure your loved one before something so terrifying happens. Tubing shouldn’t be stressful for you or your dog.

Into the wild

Although Texas may not be as synonymous with natural beauty as some of its picturesque neighbours, like every US state it has jaw-dropping views aplenty. Why not star-gaze at Fredericksburg’s Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, where you can also climb rocks, have a picnic, or watch as white-tailed deer graze in the great outdoors.

“A bite from a venomos lizard can cost $5,000 to treat”

Watch out, mind you: animals like lizards skitter about in this kind of hot, dry environment, and could retaliate if your dog took a liking to them. Especially pups who love a good chase, such as Huskies. At its worst, if the lizard is venomos, it can cost you $5,000 to treat the problem.

Sun, sand and safety

If it’s the sand and sea your pup likes, Texas has dog-friendly beaches galore. Over in Galveston there’s Stewart Beach Park, which lets you make your own barbecues (give your furry friend a cheeky sausage); in Corpus Christi there’s North Beach, where you and your doggo can take a calming walk down the shore; or, over in Port Aransas, there’s Port Aransas Beach, a six-mile sunbathing haven. Speaking of sunbathing: do not let your dog dehydrate because you got too distracted by your tan lines. Heatstroke (when a dog’s temperature gets to 41 degrees Celsius) is a scary thing for any pet to get, and its severity is matched by the seriousness of the vet bill: $5,000 is what you can expect to pay if you’re not insured.

Texas treats its dogs well, and the number of activities tailored for canine pleasure tell you one thing: you’d be doing right by this state if you looked after your dog while they’re there. It’s the least they deserve.

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 Texas?

Breed Area Age Annual Coverage Typical Premium
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Mixed medium

Houston

3 months

$5,000

$21.19

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Golden Retriever

Austin

3 years

Unlimited

$44.95

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Chihuahua

Dallas

6 years

Unlimited

$18.39

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Domestic Shorthair

San Antonio

3 months

$5,000

$10.41

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Domestic Shorthair

El Paso

4 years

$5,000

$7.29

What do Texas residents think about pet insurance?

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It sure gets hot here. When I was out in McAllister Dog Park one afternoon I was basically hallucinating I was so goddamn hot. I forgot about Ulysses, my little Pitbull; when I checked in on him, he was so dehydrated he could barely walk and his gums were white. I took him straight to the vet’s. $400 might not be a lot to some people but it sure is to me, so I was grateful for the insurance, that’s for sure.

Lee
Galveston

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. I’d never heard of it but when our German Shepherd Arnold had a heart rate of 280 beats per minute, we had to have him checked out. That was what they diagnosed him with, and the surgery cost $5,000. Well, it would have. Our plan meant we swerved the bulk of that, thank goodness.

Olive
San Antonio

What’s the best pet insurance in Texas?

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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4.5

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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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

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3.8

14 days

No lower limit

14 years old

$

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3.8

14 days for illnesses 
2 days for accidents

8 weeks

No age limit

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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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