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by Sid Kirchheimer, AARP Bulletin, September 8, 2010
About 85 percent of pet insurance policies are written for dogs and 14 percent for cats. And the remaining 1 percent?
Birds and rabbits for the most part, joined by a variety of critters that would have made Noah proud: hedgehogs, potbellied pigs, iguanas, anacondas, guinea pigs, and even a uromastyx (a spiny-tailed lizard). Veterinary Pet Insurance, the largest U.S. company in the field, has issued policies for these animals and more.
Among what "avian and exotic" plans cover:
Sid Kirchheimer writes about health and consumer issues.
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