Does anyone have insurance for their pets?
I am picking up a great dane puppy tonight. The parents and puppies are registered with papers etc.. Both parents are in good health and do not have any known issues. With some pure breeds, there can be some health risks that can be very costly.
We are obviously hoping that our new dog will not have any health issues, but if he does, they can be very expensive.
Has anyone had pet insurance, and had to make a claim? Did you find that it was worth it, or is it better for catastrophic type injuries?
Thanks in advance.
I used Vet Smart for my dogs and their preventative plan. It wasn't insurance, but it saved me money over the long term. You paid them a flat fee and it covered the basic services, if I remember correctly. You got discounts on everything else. The only bad thing about them was the vets never stayed more than a couple of years it seemed and you have a new vet.
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I am just here for my amusement.
No, every dog I ever had came from the pound, insurance for a dog, really? I could see a race horse or something.
I have VPI insurance for Cody. What made you switch from VPI to Embrace?
If you really feel this way, you have no business owning a dog. Get a goldfish or hamster.
"Today is MINE"
I have a friend who considers there dogs, "the kids". They spent thousands on surgeries, medicines cancer treatment, and the dog still died.
Part of owning a dog.
Or a cat.
I don't really know what else to say.....
I had a gerbil, but I lost it somewhere. Chinese friend ate my Koi.
I currently have 2 dogs that haven't been sick or injured in 6 years (knock wood). Vet friend mails me the shots every 3 years. Bottle of Ivermectin from feed store lasts 10 years. Flea pills off eBay in summer. They stay outside 24/7 except New Years and July 4th they want to go in garage.
My last died after he went out to party on highway one night. One before that died of old age, and one before that I ran him over in the yard by accident
If Vet Bill is higher than 200, I will get another dog.