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National Pet Insurance Month

Protect your furry family members this National Pet Insurance Month - get coverage for unexpected vet bills and peace of mind!
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Get ready to give your beloved furry companions the gift of protection and security as we kick off National Pet Insurance Month on September 1! This annual observance was first created in 2007 by the North American Pet Health Insurance Association to raise awareness about the importance of pet insurance and its benefits. As pet ownership continues to rise, it's crucial for us to ensure that our furry friends receive the best medical care possible without breaking the bank. So let's celebrate this month by learning more about pet insurance and how it can benefit both you and your precious pets!

History of National Pet Insurance Month

National Pet Insurance Month Dates

National Pet Insurance Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1890</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pet Insurance Policy</div><div class='timeline-text'>Claes Virgin of Sweden is credited with having started the first pet insurance company, issuing policies for livestock.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1924</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pet Insurance Expands</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first dog insurance policy was issued in Sweden, marking an expansion in the types of animals covered by insurance.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Popular Lassie's Insurance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lassie, the Rough Collie from the popular television show, received the first pet insurance policy in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Pet Insurance Month Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The North American Pet Health Insurance Association created National Pet Insurance Month to help raise awareness of the importance of pet insurance.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise in Pet Insurance Policies</div><div class='timeline-text'>The amount of insured pets in North America greatly increased with over 1.4 million pets insured, signaling a substantial growth in awareness and acceptance of pet insurance.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pet Insurance Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Get pet insurance for your furry friend</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>The best way to celebrate National Pet Insurance Month is by actually getting pet insurance for your beloved companion. Take the time to research different plans and find one that fits your budget and your pet's needs.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a pet insurance party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends who also have pets and throw a party to celebrate National Pet Insurance Month! Use this as an opportunity to educate others about the importance of pet insurance and maybe even have a representative from a pet insurance company come and speak to the group.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your story on social media</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you already have pet insurance, share your experience with others on social media. You never know, your post might inspire someone else to get coverage for their furry friend.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a pet insurance seminar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check your local community events or pet stores for any seminars or workshops about pet insurance. This is a great way to learn more about the topic and ask any questions you may have.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a local animal shelter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend some time volunteering at a local animal shelter during National Pet Insurance Month. Not only will you be helping out animals in need, but you can also use this as an opportunity to spread awareness about the importance of pet insurance.</p></div></div>

Why National Pet Insurance Month is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It protects your furry family members</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pets are beloved members of our families, and just like any other family member, they deserve the best care. National Pet Insurance Month serves as a reminder to pet owners to consider purchasing insurance for their pets so that they can have access to quality medical care when they need it.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It can save you money in the long run</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pet insurance may seem like an additional expense, but in the long run, it can actually save you money. It covers unexpected and sometimes costly veterinary expenses, giving pet owners peace of mind knowing that their pet's health is protected without breaking the bank.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes responsible pet ownership</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Pet Insurance Month also serves as a reminder to potential pet owners about the financial responsibilities that come with having a pet. This encourages them to carefully consider and plan for the costs associated with owning a pet, including medical care.</p></div></div>

5 Eye-Opening Facts About Pet Insurance

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pet Insurance Covers Genetic and Hereditary Conditions</h3><p class='facts-content'>Many comprehensive pet insurance policies cover genetically inherited conditions that are common in certain breeds, helping pet owners afford necessary treatments.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Most Pet Insurance Policies are Reimbursement-Based</h3><p class='facts-content'>Unlike human insurance that directly pays the healthcare provider, pet insurance policies typically require the pet owner to pay the vet bills upfront and then file a claim for reimbursement.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pet Insurance Can Cover Alternative Therapies</h3><p class='facts-content'>Some insurance carriers offer coverage for alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and hydrotherapy when prescribed by a vet.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pet Insurance Doesn't Only Cover Dogs and Cats</h3><p class='facts-content'>While dogs and cats are the most common beneficiaries, some insurance companies also offer coverage options for birds, reptiles, and various small mammals.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Preventive Care Coverage is Usually an Add-On</h3><p class='facts-content'>Routine vet care, such as vaccinations, flea prevention, dental cleaning, and wellness exams, isn't typically covered under basic insurance plans but can be added on for an additional fee.</p></div></div>

National Pet Insurance Month FAQs

When is National Pet Insurance Month?

National Pet Insurance Month is celebrated on September 1 every year. In 2024, National Pet Insurance Month will occur on a Sunday.

National Pet Insurance Month Dates



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