Pets have a great life in the Green Mountain State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Vermont
They’re big on pets in Vermont, with almost three-quarters of the households in the state being home to a furry friend. There's also plenty to do in the Green Mountain State, and plenty of reasons to get pet insurance.
New England charm
A unique place to be, Vermont is both beautiful and progressive: it was the first slate to abolish slavery and recognised civil unions for same-sex couples before any other. Small in size and in population, it’s a relatively expensive place to live – it’s in the top ten in the country – but it isn’t difficult to see why: Vermont in autumn is one of the country’s most sumptuous sights, and the state offers some ludicrously picturesque things to do and see.
The spine of the Green Mountain State is the eponymous mountain range, running 400km down the middle of Vermont. Indeed, a trip with your doggo wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its countless mountain spots. In St Johnsbury there’s even a fixture called Dog Mountain, a remarkable haven for pups and parents. Host to the only dog chapel on Earth – in which people can leave messages about pets who have passed on – Dog Mountain is on an expanse of farm land with a swimming pond and hiking trails galore.
“A rattlesnake bite can cost you $8,000 without insurance”
Be careful where you let your Shih Tzu or Australian Shepherd wander though: in western Rutland County lurks the venomous timber rattlesnake, which might feel threatened by your dog, however gorgeous they are. This kind of bite can be one of the most expensive ailments to treat, costing you $8,000 without insurance.
Vermont may go to greater lengths than any state to accommodate pet parents. It would be a crime not to mention West Rutland’s Paw House Inn, a bed breakfast where your dog can truly indulge. Every room has a pet bed; there’s a dog park where they can stretch their legs; and it even has a room full of dog-centric works of art.
Meanwhile, in Barre, you could visit the Kitty Korner Café and meet the next love of your life: not the tall dark stranger sipping the macchiato but the grey tabby in the other half of the shop, where a range of adoptable cats lounge happily while waiting to be fostered. Be on the alert though: don’t leave your coffee within easy reach of cat you’ve just adopted, as caffeine poisoning could set you back $500.
Elsewhere, at stunningly picturesque trails like Moss Glen Falls, your dog can enjoy bumping into other pups and watching the sun streaming through the trees. They will need to be leashed but remember to be vigilant nonetheless. Where there is water there is danger. Your furry friend could get into trouble in the water (complications around drowning can incur a $9,000 vet bill) or simply stand on something hidden and sharp under the surface: a bleeding paw might cost you more than $200. You’ll want to avoid both but, if they do occur, it’s a great deal easier being insured.
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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