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Why Dog and Pet Kennels Need a Tailored Insurance Policy

When it comes to dog and pet kennels and the services inherent to commercial pet  care, one thing is certain: the exposure to related lawsuits by patrons. That is the underlying reason for good insurance coverage for those in the related business. 

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Here we give you the rundown of associated insurance protection.

Dog Kennel Insurance

Dog kennel operators and owners provide additional pet servicing than the standard shorter termed pet caregivers. This includes grooming and dog stud service. There are kennels that actually specialize as dog breeders. Additional customer services that many offer, like more pet playtime and remote-control camera viewing of pets for owners, as well as exercises that train pets to obey commands, present even further risks. The extra risks may be hard to place from the standard insurance perspective, making dog kennels subject to specialty policy protection.


Pet Grooming Liability Insurance

Just as spas, beauticians and barbers geared for people need malpractice insurance to protect them from the various involved risks, so do those involved in pet grooming. Pet establishments that offer grooming and nail, fur and tail clipping need the insurance coverage that shields them from the associated perils.

Pet grooming businesses can acquire the appropriate all-in-one coverage that includes malpractice, aka professional liability insurance protection needed for injuries caused to dogs, cats and other pets as a result of pet grooming procedures. These can include clipping, shearing, shaving and shaving and other related services. The package policy incorporates general commercial liability risk coverage and injury risk to clients and pets stemming from premises perils as well.


For more information about dog or pet kennel or shelters and pet grooming liability insurance, speak to an experienced independent agency representative. 


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Summary: Pet kennels and related services expose owners and operators to a host of liability risks. Prime Insurance summarizes how a tailored package policy can protect those involved in the industry.




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