Monday, October 18, 2010
Can I Get Cat Insurance for my Adopted Cat? Guest Blog By Trupanion Pet Insurance
We (and pet insurance companies in
general) often receive questions around insurance and adopted cats. Those who
have a basic understanding of cat insurance are aware that it doesn't cover the
costs of pre-existing conditions which often leads them to the question: how does cat insurance work if I adopted my cat?
The answer is actually quite simple. It works just the same way it would if you
were to have had your cat since kittenhood. When you file your first claim, we
request all available veterinary records, even if it's just an examination from
when you first adopted your new pet, and work from there.
You may be able to determine whether your cat has any pre-existing conditions
before filing any claims. Some cats that were relinquished by a previous owner
may come complete with their prior health records so you can easily see their
medical history. Or, if you notice that your cat had any health problems or
symptoms when you brought him home, then those conditions would be considered
It's a good idea to get cat insurance as soon as possible, before any new
conditions occur. Cat insurance is definitely helpful
for covering the costs of any unexpected conditions that may arise in the
Stacy Kowalchuk is a rescue dog owner who works for Trupanion, an international
pet insurance company based out of Seattle. Please feel free to contact her with any questions about pet insurance at firstname.lastname@example.org.