We don’t have to tell you that California is a pricey place to live – and vet bills certainly follow suit. Having pet insurance ensures that you can afford to give your best friend the best care no matter the cost.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common situations that worry our Californian pet parents:
Venomous Snake Bites
According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rattlesnakes are widespread in California and are found in a variety of habitat throughout the state from coastal to desert. Dogs are much more susceptible to snake bites than humans due to their curious nature. The deadly venom produced by a snake bite is extremely painful, potentially life-threatening, and can be very expensive to treat. We've paid claims ranging from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars from one single snake bite.
Known to live in all areas of California, coyotes can be predatory and territorial in nature. They often hunt early in the morning and late in the evening when it’s harder to spot them. Smaller dogs and cats are more at risk of being attacked. In fact, one of our Embraced cats, Maxine, was attacked by a Coyote on her own deck. Luckily, her pet parents had her insured so we were able to reimburse the costs of her emergency surgery and recovery.
Muscle Tears and Injuries
It's no surprise to us that injuries are one of the top claims we see each year in California. Californians are an active bunch! And it’s common for pets to tag along on the adventure. Major injuries like cranial cruciate ligament tears most often require surgery with lengthy - and costly - rehabilitation.
Kada, a Tamaskan dog from Weed, CA, tore her cranial cruciate ligament amongst other issues.
But her mom didn’t fret the vet bill because she was covered.
Vet Bill: $6,190.32
Embrace Reimbursed: $4,114.66
Living on the west coast really shakes things up – sometimes literally. Earthquakes can happen more than 10,000 times a year in California*, and that can pose risks to your pals, including injuries from falling objects.
No networks, no hassle. With Embrace Pet Insurance you can visit any general, specialist or emergency veterinarian in California, across the United States, or even around the globe. No matter what licensed vet you see, you’re covered.
Personalize a policy for your best bud (and budget) by picking your deductible, your annual maximum, and your reimbursement percentage. The cost of a pet insurance policy varies by breed, Zip Code, and a few additional factors.
*Below are a few estimates to give you a better idea of what pet insurance might cost in California.
|Dog||Mixed Breed||1||$30-$40 per month|
|Dog||Golden Retriever||3||$35-$45 per month|
|Dog||Labrador Retriever||5||$45-$55 per month|
|Cat||Domestic Shorthair||3||$20-$25 per month|
Embrace’s comprehensive pet insurance covers accidents, injuries, illnesses, and a whole lot of ruff stuff. (We even cover exam fees!) Details of our coverage can be found here.
Breed-Specific & Genetic Conditions
What’s Not Covered?
While no pet insurance covers pre-existing conditions – Embrace included – we do distinguish between curable and incurable pre-existing conditions and cover curable conditions after your pet is symptom- and treatment-free for 12 months.
We also do not cover cosmetic procedures (declawing, ear cropping, tail docking, etc.), breeding and whelping, DNA testing, or cloning.
For routine and preventative care, we offer a flexible Wellness Rewards plan, which is the purrfect complement to your insurance policy.
With Embrace, pet insurance is simple: Visit any vet, submit a claim, and we get to work reimbursing you.
We make the claims process so easy your pet could practically do it. Get an itemized invoice and the diagnosis from your vet. That's all you need when you submit your claim via your MyEmbrace Customer Account – because who has time to print and fax or snail mail? Voila. You’re done!
We even offer direct deposit so you can get reimbursed quicker.
**Cost estimates based on quotes by Embrace Pet Insurance