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Pet Health Insurance

Pet health insurance, like other forms of insurance, is a gamble. You're betting your cat will need it, and the company is setting odds that it won't, in terms of limits and lots of fine print in the policy. Check these resources and do your homework before ordering pet health insurance for your cat.

Before You Buy Pet Insurance
If the high cost of veterinary care is strapping your budget, you should look into purchasing pet health insurance for your cats. Learn some of the things you should look for.

Pet Health Insurance Company Interviews
From Dr. Janet Crosby's excellent resource guide to pet insurance. Here you will find the continuing series of pet insurance interviews, each with a pet insurance company, answering the same 10 questions.

Embrace Pet Insurance
Read all about <a href="http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/pethealthinsurance/a/embrace-petins.htm">Embrace Pet Insuranc</a>, with Dr. Janet Crosby's interview with its CEO and co-founder, Laura Bennett.

Veterinary Pet Insurance
Veterinary Pet Insurance Company bills itself as "the oldest and largest pet insurance company in the nation. Owners can use any veterinarian, which is a plus. There are two plan structures, including a rider for routine pet care. Annual maximum limit, but no lifetime limit.

PetCare Pet Insurance Programs - U.S.A.
PetCare Pet Insurance offers seven different policies for cats, including senior cat coverage, and even a policy for indoor-only cats. Emergency coverage also available.

Pet Secure Health Insurance (Canada)
Formerly called "Pet Plan," Pet Secure now offers four different policy levels, with the highest level also including certain annual maintenance costs.

Healthy Pet (U.K.)
Healthy Pet is an "independent Pet Insurance Intermediary," which I gather is something like an insurance broker. Check this page for typical rates.

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