Pet health insurance is here and it only makes sense. Your pet has probably become a part of your family and as such, you are as concerned about the good health of your pet as you would be any other member of your family. But where do you turn to find advice and suggestions to find out what is available and what options you have?A great place to start shopping for your pet health insurance is your vet. He or she knows your pet and can likely make some good recommendations for which health insurance policy would be most appropriate for your pet.Your vet however may only recommend programs that he is affiliated with. That may involve your first decision – should you go with a very good and recommended program, or do you feel better about going with a lesser program just because your vet is affiliated with them? If you choose the lesser program, your coverage may not be as good, but if you choose the better program, then you may need to change vets in order to take full advantage of what the program offers. This can be a tough choice.Like a policy for people, pay particular attention to how the policy covers prescriptions. Especially as your pet gets older, just like people, more prescription medications are going to be required to keep the animal in the best of health and out of pain, and you need to be fully aware of how prescriptions are covered by the insurance plan. If the plan you like does not include prescription coverage, they may offer a rider policy that will cover prescriptions at minor additional cost. It is certainly worth asking.Be aware of the types of things that can be a typical problem with the type of pet you have. For example, as certain breeds of dogs get older, it is well known that they are prone to very painful hip displacements. Other breeds of dogs are known to be subject to blindness. If you are not sure what types of maladies typically impact your pet, do some research to find out, and then ensure that the treatment for this type of preventive medical action is covered by the policy. Make sure the pet health insurance policy you choose includes the cost of a complete checkup annually, just as an insurance policy for people would normally do.Of course you want your pet to live a long and healthy life, as pain-free as possible, and providing a great pet health insurance policy will allow that to happen without costing you an arm and a leg in the process.