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From sudden snowstorms to unexpected wildlife encounters, it's always an adventure in Alaska. Whether you're hiking in Denali, fishing in Homer, or relaxing in Juneau, you'll want to make sure you've got your furry friend—and your finances—covered for whatever the Last Frontier throws your way. The ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance program offers coverage that extends across the state, giving you the assurance that your pet's health can be protected no matter where you are in Alaska, the US, and Canada.

Visit Any Licensed Veterinarian in Alaska

With an ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance plan, you have the freedom to visit any licensed veterinarian in Alaska. Whether you're roaming through Anchorage, exploring Fairbanks, or kicking back in Juneau, you decide where your pet receives top-notch care.

There are nearly one hundred* licensed veterinarians in the state of Alaska. Use our Vet Locator tool to find one that works for you!

The Cost of Pet Care in Alaska

From routine veterinary visits to unexpected emergencies, the cost of veterinary care in Alaska can add up quickly. The ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance program can help ease the financial burden by reimbursing up to 90% of covered conditions, so you can help ensure that your four-legged friend gets the top-notch veterinary care they deserve anywhere across the state.

Alaska Pet Insurance Quotes

Your cost is based on a few different things, including the age and breed of your pet and your zip code, as well as which plan you choose. Below are a few estimates to give you a better idea of what pet insurance might cost in Alaska.

How Much Does Pet Insurance In Alaska Cost for Dogs?

Species Breed Age Zip Estimated Premium
Dog Alaskan Malamute Mix 3 months 99548 Starting at $29.35-$62.43
Dog Small Mixed Breed 1 year 99540 Starting at $29.35-$33.18
Dog Husky 4 years 99574 Starting at $29.35-$44.39

How Much Does Pet Insurance In Alaska Cost for Cats?

Species Breed Age Zip Estimated Premium
Cat Maine Coon 8 weeks 99501 Starting at $18.57-$31.83
Cat Siberian 2 years 99588 Starting at $18.57-$34.57
Cat Mixed Cat 4 years 99551 Starting at $18.57-$25.54

**Estimated premium quotes based on a $5,000 annual limit, 80% reimbursement rate, and $250 annual deductible, as of 4/18/24. Plan costs vary based on plan type, pet breed, age, and location. Take a look at a sample policy to see what’s covered.

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Why Get Pet Insurance in Alaska?

From extreme weather conditions to wildlife encounters, there are several risks that pets in the Land of the Midnight Sun need to be aware of. Here are some common Alaskan dangers:

Wildlife

Alaska's wild spaces are famous for their diverse wildlife. Run-ins with animals like bears, wolves, or coyotes could spell trouble for dogs, potentially resulting in injuries or even fatalities. Every now and then, wildlife may also wander into neighborhoods, and if they spot a dog, especially near their babies, they may attack. In more rural areas, dogs could also face threats from predators like wolves, coyotes, or big birds of prey like eagles and owls.

Always keep your dogs on a leash or within a fenced area when outdoors and try to avoid areas known for frequent wildlife activity. Being vigilant about potential encounters can save lives. Also, take the time to learn about the wildlife in your area and get advice from wildlife experts to help reduce risks and keep your four-legged pals safe in the great outdoors of the Last Frontier.

Harsh Winters

Alaska can be a tough place for pet dogs because of its harsh winters. With super chilly temperatures, tons of snow, and lots of blizzards, it can be quite dangerous for our furry friends, putting them at risk of frostbite, hypothermia, struggling to move around in deep snow, or falling on icy paths.

In really bad weather like blizzards or storms, it can be tough for dogs to navigate and also tough for us humans to spot them. This raises the chances of dogs getting lost or separated from their people, which could put them at risk of being exposed to harsh weather, encountering wild animals, or struggling to find food and shelter.

The best way to protect your pet from cold weather is by keeping them indoors. Always provide your pup with protective gear like booties and coats, keep them leashed and closely supervised during outdoor activities, and have a plan in place for emergencies or extreme weather conditions.

Rugged Terrain

Alaska's wilderness areas are characterized by rugged and unpredictable terrain. Steep slopes, rocky outcrops, and dense vegetation can pose hazards to dogs, especially if they are exploring off-leash or in unfamiliar territory. Slippery surfaces, such as ice-covered lakes or rivers, increase the risk of falls or accidents, putting dogs at risk of injuries or getting trapped in precarious situations.

Always keep dogs on a leash when exploring wilderness areas, especially in unfamiliar or hazardous terrain. This helps prevent them from wandering into dangerous areas or getting lost.

Pet insurance in Alaska can be a lifesaver — literally. Whether they’re sticking by your side for a jaunt on snowy trails or curling up near a roaring fire, the pets of the Last Frontier deserve a happy, healthy, protected life, and you deserve accessible options to provide it.

From Kotzebue to Kodiak and everywhere in between, help ensure your pet's health is covered across Alaska with the ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance program. Get a free pet insurance quote today.

Chill Pups: Five Cold-Weather Dog Breeds

These dog breeds are perfect for chilly weather - they've got the looks to handle the cold and the personalities to enjoy outdoor adventures and keep you company in frosty settings.

Siberian Husky

These Arctic dogs have a thick double coat that insulates them in cold climates. They are highly energetic, intelligent, and well-suited for activities like sledding and mushing.

Alaskan Malamute

Another Arctic breed, Alaskan Malamutes are sturdy and powerful dogs with a dense coat that provides protection against cold temperatures. They are friendly, loyal, and excel in activities like endurance tasks.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Originating from Switzerland, Bernese Mountain Dogs have a long, thick coat that keeps them warm in wintry weather. They are gentle, affectionate, and make excellent family pets due to their calm demeanor and willingness to work.

Newfoundland

Known for their webbed feet and water-resistant coat, Newfoundlands are well-suited for cold climates as well as water activities. They are strong, intelligent, and have a protective instinct, making them great companions for outdoor Alaskan adventures.

Samoyed

Samoyeds have a fluffy, white coat that provides insulation in cold weather. They are friendly, playful, and known for their "smiling" expression, making them wonderful family pets and excellent cold-weather companions.

While these breeds may fare well in the wintry weather of Alaska, it’s crucial to provide them with proper protection from the cold, supervise them closely during outdoor activities, and create a safe environment where they can thrive and enjoy their natural instincts.

*Number of veterinarians in Alaska is based on internal data as of 4/18/24.

The information presented in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute or substitute for the advice of your veterinarian.

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