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Pets have a great life in the Evergreen State but there are many reasons why you should get pet insurance in Washington

Forests; mountains; fjords. They call Washington the Evergreen State for a reason. It’s a stunner of a place. Look at a photo of Washington in its verdant splendour and you could be forgiven for mistaking it for the Amazon rainforest. It’s a high standard of living in this liberal state, and your dog will have as magnificent a time as you.

Life's a beach

There are a variety of on- and off-leash dog beaches in the Evergreen State. You’d be remiss if you didn’t drive your favourite furry friend down to at least one. At Double Bluff Beach in the west, your pooch can run off the leash to their heart’s content, catching sticks and running into the water. Slightly farther south, in Shoreline, is the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, which is similarly liberating for any pet with bundles of energy. Be mindful of stones and anything else your dog puts into their mouth though: it could cost you $800 to investigate a blockage in their throat.

Outdoor highs

The sights get even more spectacular. In the eight-passenger cars of the Mount Rainier Gondola your dog can enjoy vertigo-inducing heights and sights, gliding down over the snow-capped peaks of the 14,410-foot Mount Rainier. Whatever you do, however, at no point let your dog fall out; without insurance, a broken leg can cost $2,000 to treat the vet’s.

“A bee sting could mean a $500 vet bill”

For a more esoteric way to explore the outdoors, you could always hire a scootcoupe from Susie’s Mopeds in Friday Harbor. Big enough that a large dog like a Golden Retriever can sit in the passenger seat alongside you, a scootcoupe could be the perfect chance for your dog to feel the wind in their ears as they take in the local sights. With their tongue hanging out and all sorts of things rushing past them at high speed, one potential danger to your dog could be bee stings: a sting is bad enough for a dog but there’s always the possibility that they might be allergic, in which case you’re staring at a $500 vet bill you could really do without.

Like hikes?

Another beautifully esoteric activity available in Washington is one that combines the picturesque landscape with your picturesque animal: ‘Mountain Portraits on Rattlesnake Ledge’, an Airbnb experience starting at $208 per person, is your chance to have both a hike up the ridge of a mountain and a unique photoshoot with your doggo.

Over the four hours you can hike higher and higher through the forest on a popular trail that gives you views of places like Chester Morse Lake. Then, once you reach the highest point, you can relax: you’ve made it. It’s time to let a seasoned photographer make you and your dog look like Vogue cover models.

When you’re up at that kind of altitude and in the great outdoors, be mindful of the dangers to your pup. Bobcats and black bears shouldn’t come out of their hiding places to make trouble with your dog but they are there somewhere, so the risk isn’t zero. Needless to say, a fight with either animal could turn ugly for your dog and for your wallet. And, if the eponymous rattlesnake snake decides to lunge for your furry one, you could be met with a vet bill of $8,000 – not a great way to end a photoshoot.

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 Washington?

Breed Area Age Annual Coverage Typical Premium
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Mixed medium

Seattle

3 months

$5,000

$31.30

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Golden Retriever

Olympia

3 years

Unlimited

$35.90

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Chihuahua

Nashua

6 years

Unlimited

$30.55

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Domestic Shorthair

Tacoma

3 months

$5,000

$18.68

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Domestic Shorthair

Keene

4 years

$5,000

$19.03

What do Washington residents think about pet insurance?

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4.92 34,535

Nigel, our Maine Coon, got ureter stones when he was about four or so. My husband Yan was tearing his hair out; the cat was in pain but we didn’t know why at the time. The vet told us exactly what it was – and exactly how much she’d charge to sort it out. Without insurance it would have been $4,500. With? I can’t even remember it was so insignificant. A big win for our plan there.

Jocelyn
Spokane

If you’d said, ‘Angel Trumpet’ to me a few years ago, I would have assumed you were a little bit strange. Now, because of our Alsatian Bradley, I know that it’s the name of a lovely flower. Well – maybe not so lovely. When Bradley leant forward to nibble on some of the seeds, suddenly we were dealing with an emergency: he was vomiting and struggling to breathe. Nine hours later, with Bradley more himself again, the vet told us that our insurance plan had saved us from paying a $900 bill.

Norma
Bellevue

What’s the best pet insurance in Washington?

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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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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