Dogs and cats might live their best life in the Beehive State, but there are still lots of reasons why you should get pet insurance in Utah.
Utah is home to many incredible national parks, vast desert land and mountainous pine forests, and there is so much to explore with your Labrador, French Bulldog or even your Burmese! But whether you’re an adventurer or prefer your home comforts, pet insurance is always a wise decision.
Great for splashing around!
This state has plenty of lakes to walk around and some are dog and activity friendly. The very appropriately named ‘Dog Lake’, located at the top of Millcreek Canyon, is an extremely popular spot for pet parents. This is a great place to let your pup roam free and have a good splash around.
Although Dog Lake is perfect for pups, the water isn’t really used for recreational activities. Somewhere like Causey Reservoir may be better suited to those wanting to paddle board or kayak with a pooch. With 142 acres of alpine lake to explore, this would be a great day adventure.
One thing to be wary of is the algae blooms in Utah’s lakes, which can be incredibly harmful to pups and even humans. Dogs can become seriously ill very quickly if affected by the toxins and may need emergency care. It’s very beneficial to have an emergency plan in place for this reason, as treatment for something this serious could cost around $1,500 without it. This government website allows you to track where harmful algae blooms are growing, so you can plan your trip to avoid these lakes.
“Identify where harmful alage blooms are growing before travelling with your pup”
Unlike other states, Utah is a little stricter with their animal laws. For example, if you live in cities such as Midvale, Sandy or the West Valley, then you have a limit on how many pets you can own. However, Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, is more relaxed. As well as having no pet limits, there is also plenty to do with your fur baby. Sugar House and Liberty Wells are just a couple of places you can stay in with your pup if you fancy a getaway.
Although there are some no-go zones for pups in the region, there are still plenty of areas in the city for dogs to explore. Both Neff’s and American Fork Canyons have great trails and allow dogs to venture off leash, giving them that extra freedom.
When hiking through these trails, you must be wary of the Great Basin rattlesnakes. If your dog is bitten, then they could become very ill. Pet insurance should cover the costs, but if you don’t have a plan in place, vet bills could set you back as much as $8,000.
There is certainly lots to explore in Utah and of course dogs love a good adventure. To ensure you’re totally prepared for swimming in Dog Lake or hiking around Salt Lake City, make sure you’ve set up a pet insurance plan that suits you.
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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