For Pet's Sake News for 07-13-2018

Healthy pets

Aetna and Pets Best to Offer Pet Insurance Plans to Chamber of Commerce Members and Their Families

Aetna and Pets Best Insurance today announced an agreement with the Chamber Insurance Trust to provide 50,000 local businesses and 79 working Chambers of Commerce in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts access to discounted rates on pet insurance plans. Pets Best Insurance is the administrator for plans underwritten by Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut. These plans have earned the exclusive recommendation of the American Veterinary Medical Association Group Health and Life Insurance Trust. Plans do not include maximum age restrictions and allow pet owners to choose any licensed veterinarian. All pets can be covered with accident-only policies, which means that even pets with pre-existing conditions can be insured against unexpected costs from accidental injury. 

The Pets Best Insurance team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. As creator of the oldest and largest pet insurer in the United States, Jack Stephens, DVM, is the pioneer of pet health insurance. For nearly 30 years, he has helped pet owners afford quality care for their pets. Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut is a subsidiary of Aetna, one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies. Since 1957, the American Veterinary Medical Association Group Health and Life Insurance Trust has served more than 33,000 veterinarians and their families with health, life, disability and related insurance services. 

Chamber Insurance Trust is a voluntary alliance of all participating Chambers of Commerce across Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Created to bring the combined buying power of thousands of Chamber members, CIT’s complete range of insurance options offer small, mid-sized and large businesses competitively priced benefit packages. 

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What to do if you’re allergic to your pet

For some, the psychological misery of giving up a pet may outweigh the everyday misery of allergy symptoms. If you’re allergic to dander, the easiest route to allergy relief is to find your pet a new home. If a family is unwilling to remove a pet, experts recommend a host of alternative measures, such as limiting contact between the pet and the allergic person and using air cleaners. Before you think about finding a pet a new home, it’s important to figure out if you – or your children – are in fact allergic. For some asthmatics, pets may actually be a relatively minor contribution to their symptoms, and some asthmatics may not be allergic to pets at all. 

The easiest way to pinpoint a pet allergy is to visit an allergist and get a series of skin tests, in which the skin is exposed to small samples of the proteins shed by cat, dog, and other allergy-triggering substances, such as pollen or dust. Many people decide not to give away their pets even after an allergy is confirmed – though it depends on how severe their symptoms are and, often, whether children are allergic. If families aren’t willing to remove a pet, the next best thing is to isolate the pet from allergic family members as much as possible, by keeping it outdoors, or at least out of bedrooms. The impact of pet allergens on allergies and asthma isn’t entirely clear. Significantly, the same effect does not apply to children who already have pet allergies. 

Studies have shown that pet allergies – especially cat allergies – can lead some children to develop asthma if they are exposed to pets, and can make asthma worse later in life. If you’re thinking about getting a pet and you suspect you might have allergies, Ceballos recommends getting tested before you bring your new pet home. 

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Best Pet Insurance in June 2018

Pet owners are very serious about taking care of their pets and sometimes the costs can really skyrocket when providing them with the best veterinary care. Pet Insurance companies offer pet owners the chance to save money on health care without having to sacrifice the quality of that care. Pet insurance policies have become more popular over the years as pet owners discover that they fulfill a need that can increase their pet’s quality of life AND keep their wallets from being drained. There are a few things you need to know about pet insurance policies to make sure you choose the best company and best plan for your animals. There are a lot of pet insurance companies out there and it can get a little confusing trying to figure out which one is really the right one for your pets. 

When a pet owner has a pet insurance policy, their pets are covered when illness or injury occurs. The process of purchasing a pet insurance policy is pretty simple but there will be some variations from company to company. Overall, the steps are similar; when your pet gets injured or sick you take them to a licensed veterinarian or emergency pet hospital to be seen and taken care of. Depending on the pet insurance company, there can potentially be many different types of coverage available. With a little bit of research you can find the perfect pet insurance company and plan for your pet family. 

When it comes to taking care of your pets, pet insurance companies offer the pet owner a way to care for their pets and save money at the same time. With all of the information you are now armed with you will be able to choose the perfect pet insurance company to help take care of all of your pet’s health needs – even in the event of an emergency, illness, or injury. 

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