Pet Insurance in South Carolina
Life in the Palmetto State is awesome. With some of the widest and most beautiful beaches in America what’s a dog or cat not to love about South Carolina?
Not only is South Carolina one of the most pet-friendly states, it’s also one of the best states for pet insurance. Why?
Because all 12 American pet insurance companies offer plans and the rates are some of the lowest in the country.
Pet Insurance Prices
The cost you will pay for pet insurance depends a lot on where you live. Here is a sampling of costs across the state.
Source: Pet Insurance Cost
The Cost of Caring for Your Pet
If you consider your pet part of the family then you understand you can’t put a price on their health. But unfortunately most pet owners, even the most loving and caring, don’t know how expensive veterinary care can be when a serious health issue arises.
In some cases all of the costs are all up front, like if your dog breaks his leg or tears a ligament. You will have to write a check for $2,000 to $6,000 for x-rays, surgery and rehab.
In other cases the costs will add up over time to treat chronic conditions like liver disease, heart disease and cancer. In fact, the most expensive type of treatment are for these long-term conditions that can cost as much as $15,000 to $20,000 over the life of your pet.
Here is a sample of common health conditions and the average cost for diagnosis and treatment.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Foreign Body Ingestion||$500 to $5,000|
|Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus||$1,500 to $7,500|
|Gastrointestinal Ulcers||$1,000 to $7,000|
|Glaucoma||$2,000 to $3,000 per eye|
|GME||$6,000 to $7,000|
|Hemophilia||$200 to $500|
|Heart Disease||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Heart Murmur||$5,000 to $20,000|
Source: Dog Health Conditions