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• Dog insurance coverage for emergencies begins immediately on most new dog health plans, with a 30-day waiting period for illness and other claims.
• Your dog’s age can affect your dog's health insurance coverage. Typically, policies begin veterinary healthcare coverage when dog is 6 to 8 weeks old, although some will start when dog is younger. Similarly, some dog health insurance companies only will cover dogs under 8 years old unless animal was already insured with them before turning 8.
• Many dog health insurers will not cover your pet if she has a preexisting condition or a terminal illness. Some will insure dog only if condition is controlled or stable, usually for 6 months.
With all these options, it is important you check out various dog health insurance companies, their pet insurance policies and corresponding dog healthcare plans.
In short, if you care about your dog, you should care about his health. If you care about your wallet, you should care about your dog's health insurance coverage, too.
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