Insurance & Resources

Pet Insurance

Rivertown Animal Hospital does not sell pet insurance and does not receive financial compensation from any insurance provider. Our only interest in pet insurance is to inform you of its availability to assist you in the cost of quality care for your pet.

Pet Insurance Benefits

At Rivertown Animal Hospital, we know how much our clients love their pets and consider them a family member. Most people underestimate the amount of money they will spend on veterinary care during the lifetime of their pet. The availability of specialty care, including advanced diagnostics, internists and surgical specialists, while expanding the treatment options for our pets, has also increased the cost of care.

Pet insurance allows you to have more choices for veterinary care. Owners with pet insurance visit the veterinarian more often and sooner when their pet needs care. There are numerous plans available for pet insurance.

Considerations when searching for pet insurance:

  • The younger your pet is when you purchase the insurance the lower the premium
  • The higher the deductible the lower the premium
  • Some plans are very limited and only cover accidents
  • Very few companies offer wellness plans
  • A reason to purchase insurance early is to avoid the exclusion of preexisting conditions
  • Check policies for coverage of breed-related hereditary conditions
  • Check policies for multi-pet discounts

Our staff is available to answer your pet insurance questions.

Learn More About Pet Insurance

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Helpful Links

Dogster Online community of dog owners Helpful information and products for dog owners

American Kennel Club Information on dog breeds and their specific needs

American Kennel Club Information on dog breeds and their specific needs

Bow Wow Meow Baby names for pets

Animal Humane Society

Minnesota Humane Society

Humane Society of the United States

Petfinder Online listing of pets available for adoption and helpful information about pet ownership

Puppies N Dogs Great information for all things dog A nutrition consultation service that is available through a board-certified veterinary nutrition consultant

American College of Veterinary Nutrition FAQs

Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Pets From the American Animal Hospital Association

In-depth article about therapeutic diets

Just Food for Dogs A nutritional option for your dog

White Paper on the Pet Food Industry: An Evidence-Based Analysis of the Dog Food Industry in the USA

Therapeutic Diets Available at Rivertown:
Rivertown Animal Hospital carries Royal Canin, Purina and Hill’s therapeutic diets. These diets are specially formulated for specific medical issues such as obesity, allergies, kidney disease or orthopedic problems. These diets provide excellent nutrition and have profound health benefits.

Royal Canin Veterinary Diets

Royal Canin Therapeutic Diets for Dogs | For Cats

Hill’s Prescription Diets

Humane Society of the United States Information on pets and pet ownership responsibilities A worldwide guide for people desiring travel with their pets

Dog Bite Prevention and Safety Tips for keeping your family and friends safe, including your dog

Pet Health Network Your best source for veterinary information

Veterinary Partner Another great resource for veterinary information

University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Resources from the U of MN research programs Extensive information about ticks and tick-borne diseases

Companion Animal Parasite Council What you need to know about parasites

Rabies Information From the Minnesota Board of Animal Health

Laser Therapy Benefits

Laser Therapy Common Questions

Minnesota Board of Animal Health Information for commercial dog and cat breeders now required to be licensed and inspected by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
USDA Pet Travel Info Information on International travel requirements for your pet