Category Archives: animalbiz

What are the benefits of pet health insurance?

We all love our pets, they are a second family member to us. It only makes the most sense that we want to protect them. When it comes to those expensive vet trips, we know the total can add up quickly. We feel that draining our savings on our pets medical costs is worth it when in reality there is a better way. If you are looking to save or find an affordable policy, you will need to collect a pet health insurance quote.

We all know unexpected medical bills are usually costly. If your pet has cancer it costs at best over $2,000 a year according to We have all been there when a pet has needed expensive emergency care. By purchasing a pet health insurance plan, you are on your way to covering the unexpected and overly expensive medical bills. Also receive ongoing expenses for chronic health conditions too. This would include diabetes and allergies.



How does pet health insurance work?

Pet health insurance will cover your cats, dogs, and other animals that are 7 weeks and over. You are able to pay monthly or annually and the cost will depend on how much coverage you want for your pet. You will also be able to choose a reimbursement option when you enroll. After meeting your annual deductible, you will then get reimbursed for 70-90% of the cost.


Pet Health Plans

The first step to finding affordable pet health insurance plans is to receive a pet health insurance quote at By collecting these, you will be able to see what different rates are out there and which one best suits your needs.


The most comprehensive popular plan will cover your pet against these accidents and illnesses:

  • Chronic conditions and cancer
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions
  • Accidental injuries
  • Surgeries
  • MRIs and Xrays etc


While if you purchase an Accident Only Plan you will be covered against this:

  • Broken bones
  • Being hit by a car
  • Cuts
  • Bites
  • And more

These listed below are not covered:

  • Grooming
  • Food
  • Any cosmetic procedures


When it comes time for you to shop for coverage, keep these tips in mind. Receive your pet health insurance quote from Insurance Quote Deals. They will help you find the rates you are looking for. They offer an easy to use form with the option of having great quotes right at your fingertips. It is their mission to help you find rates that fit your needs and your budget. Go ahead, visit Insurance Quote Deals and receive quotes from a company that wants to help you save money.

Like Animals? Get a job.

When I was a kid, the desire to work with animals was answered with one counsel….go to vet school. Thanks to Animal Planet, “Animal Cop” is now an alternative often mentioned. There are plenty of good reasons neither job is for everyone with a desire to work with animals.

Vet school requires a high school diploma or GED, 4 year college degree, then a grueling acceptance process and 4 more years of medical school as a minimum. Many graduates go on to internships, Board Certifications and additional PhDs. Each year of school can cost over $30,000.00 and a first year veterinarian can expect to make a little more than that as a salary working for an established practice or in a laboratory or government office. Establishing a practice may lead to a bigger salary but also adds more debt and risk. Even if you can afford it, the course of study still may not be appealing; Physical chemistry, anatomy and surgery. Many students who wish to work with animals want to train or rescue them, not cut them open and do experiments on their blood chemicals.

As for the animal cops, perhaps a low-paying government job at the bottom of the law-enforcement pecking order where you might get shot, will probably get bitten, and will definitely have to witness – and clean up – all manner of human and animal devastation is not your dream.

So … what else is there?

We picked some links to programs we like, good discussions, educational opportunities, and local programs in the Washington, DC area. Googling any of these terms will connect you with many similar programs in any area.

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Flushing your animal welfare dollars

We will try to catch as many of these things as possible, but here’s the latest: over the last couple days, we noticed a few Facebook friends posting links to the FB Cause “Make Animal Abuse a Felony”. Upon closer inspection, we found that the group is “affiliated with” the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), sports their logo, has around 900,000 members, and that the HSUS is the direct recipient of all funds raised, a little over $7K as of this writing.

The catch? Animal abuse is already a felony. Specifically, 46 states as well as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have felony animal cruelty designations and penalties. Of the remaining four, three have legislation pending in current sessions; that leaves North Dakota. And, not to be a naysayer – there’s probably somebody in ND who’s mean to his dog – but I’d want to see some statistics to prove it’s a $7000+ issue.

We can’t say that the HSUS is deliberately misleading people about the law to raise money, though we can say we would not be surprised. Sadly, it’s just as likely the poor dupe who administers this page just doesn’t know any better and the HSUS isn’t likely to set him straight for 7000 (so far) obvious reasons. We do know that they already have about $500 million and that $7000 could keep a local shelter in food and blankets a good long time.

We have considered starting our own group, “I’ll bet I can find 1,000,000 people who don’t know animal abuse is already a felony” but it’s just too heartbreaking.

Prosecutor: Animal-control officer threw kitten that injured his child

10:00 PM PST on Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Press-Enterprise
A suspended Riverside County animal control officer threw his family’s 12-week-old kitten off a second-floor balcony after the animal scratched or bit his child, a San Bernardino County prosecutor said this week.
“It appears he threw the cat in anger … and that the cat was found with a broken leg, wet and cold in a (nearby) storage facility,” Deputy District Attorney Melinda Spencer said Tuesday.
Animal Control Officer Jon Evan Wayne, 24, pleaded guilty Feb. 8 to misdemeanor animal cruelty, court records show. Two days after the guilty plea, Riverside County Animal Services Director Robert Miller announced that Wayne had been placed on administrative leave and told that he will be fired.
The kitten was injured Feb. 11, 2009. The storage facility manager found the cat and took it to a veterinarian, Spencer said.

RI man charged with operating on his own dog

The Associated Press
Friday, February 5, 2010; 11:21 AM
BARRINGTON, R.I. — A Rhode Island man who says he couldn’t afford medical care for his dog has been charged with illegally operating on the pet.
Alan MacQuattie recently removed a cyst from the leg of his 14-year-old Labrador mix. The dog was operated on again by professionals to deal with an infection from the first surgery.
E.J. Finocchio, a veterinarian and president of the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, calls the surgery a “heinous crime.”
Court records show MacQuattie pleaded no contest last week to misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty and unauthorized practice of veterinary medicine.
A phone listing for MacQuattie could not be found. But he told WPRI-TV, which first reported on the surgery, that he didn’t think there was anything cruel about what he had done.

Pa. woman convicted in pierced kittens case

The Associated Press
Wednesday, February 3, 2010; 11:31 PM

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A northeastern Pennsylvania woman who marketed “gothic kittens” with ear and neck piercings over the Internet has been convicted of animal cruelty.
A Luzerne County jury on Wednesday convicted 35-year-old dog groomer Holly Crawford of one misdemeanor count and one summary count of animal cruelty, but acquitted her on two separate counts. She will be sentenced March 31.
Crawford was charged in December 2008 after animal welfare officers took several kittens and a cat from her home. Deputy District Attorney David Pedri told jurors that Crawford inflicted pain on three black kittens to make money by selling “gothic kittens” on the Internet.
Defense attorneys argued that parents allow children to get pierced ears at young ages, and it would be wrong to hold cat owners to a higher standard.