Pet Insurance

Babette

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Just curious because the hubby and I have been debating it, but do you have pet insurance for your bullies? If so, are you happy with your company, has it paid off?
 

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Sorry no help, we don't have insurance on any of our bullies, and we have 7 at the moment,
 

trishkidd24

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Sorry no help here either. We have three dogs with no insurance... I never even really checked rates so not sure!


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Babette

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That's a lot of bullies! I'd love to hear the snorting that must go on in your house. :D
 

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I've looked into insurance and there are some companies who provide a good service, but after talking it all over with my husband we just decided to open a savings account for the dogs and we store money there monthly. It definitely came in handy when one of our Labs tore her ACL.....definitely an expensive procedure.
 

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I've looked into insurance and there are some companies who provide a good service, but after talking it all over with my husband we just decided to open a savings account for the dogs and we store money there monthly. It definitely came in handy when one of our Labs tore her ACL.....definitely an expensive procedure.

That's probably a good idea, and I should start doing that! :)
 

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We don't have insurance for Winston because at the minute we can take him to the PDSA in the uk they will treat him for a donation. We will however look into insurance when we get another Frenchie. Most people I know have a savings account for vet emergencies. All the reviews over here in the UK say to get the top level of insurance as the lower levels are virtually useless.
 

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It does get expensive when they're not feeling well. I want to look into it just to satisfy my curiosity.
 

Julie Stevenson

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Pet insurance what a wonderful wonderful option. I have NEVER had pet insurance before but when we got Ollie 2 months ago I purchased it just in case we needed good coverage for our new puppy and thank god we did. He broke his elbow about 6 weeks ago now after jumping down just 2 stairs and landing wrong. The specialist he saw and the emergency hospital bills totaled over $4000!!! We have Healthy Paws and we had just signed up like 3 weeks prior to him breaking the elbow! They paid 80% of all the bills and within ten days of receiving the invoices from the vets office. I highly highly recommend getting pet insurance. You never know when you will need it. I'm sooooo glad I did. My boy was given the best care and I didn't have to worry about the costs. Yes, you have to pay up front but they reimburse you quickly. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to email me. :):D
 

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I have VPI. They have 3 different plans to choose from plus 2 different wellness plans (office visits, fecal tests, immunizations, etc). It is fairly inexpensive per month and will definitely pay off if your pet becomes sick or get hurts. I usually get reimbursed within a week of submitting the claim form. I highly recommend pet insurance.
 

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Yes, we have Trupanion. My 7 month frenchie had pyloric stenosis where the stomach closes off and can't pass food, they paid for 90% of
the surgery, he also has colitis, and they pay for part of his food. I get the checks with in a week of when I submit them. I pay about
58.00 per month per frenchie I have a 500.00 deductible. I highly recommend it.
 

Julie Stevenson

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Yes, we have Trupanion. My 7 month frenchie had pyloric stenosis where the stomach closes off and can't pass food, they paid for 90% of
the surgery, he also has colitis, and they pay for part of his food. I get the checks with in a week of when I submit them. I pay about
58.00 per month per frenchie I have a 500.00 deductible. I highly recommend it.

I pay $45.00 a month with Healthy Paws and I have a 80% coverage plan with no annual or lifetime caps. I read about Trupanion as well. Great company! In the past I have never carried pet insurance and now that I have gotten it and it paid off, I will alwasy carry it on my boys. It's partucularily good to get when they are young.
 
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