Not all plans are created equal. Compare the insurance and wellness plans offered by different pet hospitals and animal organizations to understand the differences in coverage and options available to you.
Make sure you're clear on the effective date of whatever plan you purchase. Your coverage may not begin on the date you sign the contract and you could end up being charged more than you expect if an office visit becomes necessary or an emergency occurs in the timeframe in between.
Keep a copy of your wellness plan or pet insurance coverage on hand. Make sure you're clear on what is and what isn't covered.
Ask your veterinarian. They should be able to answer any questions you have about your pet and help you select the coverage that's best for you.
The Better Business Bureau offers the following tips for pet owners: