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Pets Best Debuts Feline Illness Insurance Plan

Posted: Aug. 15, 2012, 4:45 p.m. EDT

Pets Best Insurance launched a low-premium, illness-only feline insurance plan targeted at budget-conscious cat owners, the Boise, Idaho, company reported today.

Cat health insurance
The plan does not cover accidents but does provide coverage of up to $4,000 annually and $10,000 over a cat’s lifetime.

An entry-level plan starts at under $4 a month, the company reported. A quote from the company’s website for a $1,000 deductible, 70 percent reimbursement, illness-only policy for a 1-year-old, mixed-breed cat in California ran $2.11 a month.

According to the Pets Best website, the new plan includes coverage for:

  • Cancer
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes 
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Acute renal failure
  • Hepatic lipidosis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Feline asthma
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart disease
  • Intestinal foreign body
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pyothorax
  • Chylothorax
  • Arthritis
  • Acquired cataracts
  • Feline infectious peritonitis (only if vaccinated)
  • Feline leukemia virus (only if vaccinated)
  • Anemia and clotting disorders
  • Mast cell tumors

As of Aug. 7, 2012, the plan was available in these 26 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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I agree FIP, should not be required. If they knew anything, that there are many strain of FIP, and the vaccine does not treat all. Some vets, etc need to step up to this one! Most vets don't even suggest it, unless they are hard up for money, and not the well-being of the feline, over vaccination is to much
vickie, Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 11/7/2012 5:47:01 PM
FIP vaccine has not been shown to be effective. We do not give it. This should not be a requirement
Jan Levitt, Burbank, CA
Posted: 8/31/2012 11:38:52 AM
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