Has your pet been involved in an accident? If not, consider yourself lucky. Pet accidents occur more often than you might think. SeattlePI.com recently published a report from pet insurance provider Petplan on which states pet mishaps are more likely to take place.
Accidents are not only harmful for pets, but can also hurt the family budget. According to 2011 Petplan claims data, the national average cost of veterinary care for a pet who was hit by a car was $1,450 per incident, with costs reaching as high as $11,700 in one case.
When accidents happen to four-legged family members, every moment matters. And according to 2011 claims data from No. 1-rated Petplan pet insurance, pets residing in some states are more likely to encounter an accident than others.
Petplan’s Top 10 states for accident-prone pets are:
3. New Jersey
5. New York
At the bottom of the list are the five states with the fewest pet accidents: South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia and Montana.
Since pet accidents are fairly common, SeattlePI also offers some tips and techniques for providing basic pet first aid. Click here to learn what you can do to help care for your old dog in the case of an accident.
Perhaps you think your old dog is past pet accidents. Or maybe you think your pooch is too old to insure. Learn more about pet insurance or compare pet insurance policies; visit petMD. They offer pet insurance through 11 different carriers, including PetPlan.