(Closed) For pet owners!

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

CareCredit is also a great resource to have if you’re in the US and are hit with an unexpected large vet bill. It has saved a few of my pets’ lives.

Edit: This is their website. CareCredit also covers “people expenses” as well, but I used it 100% solely as a veternarian credit card.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Wow – awesome info! Thank you!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’m actually looking into VPI. I used to just have preventative insurance for my girl but it wasn’t cutting it. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We have Trupanion and have a great experience with it 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

commenting so I can check it out when I get home.. — Thanks!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thank you for reminding me – I’ll check it out when I get home 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would be very careful and read all the fine print before going ahead with any sort of pet insurance. Some of them are very strict on what they will and will not cover, or what they consider heriditary. For example, even the most expensive plan for VPI does not appear to cover hip dysplasia. Some places also require you to pay for the initial costs and then reimburse you – which is obviously an issue if you don’t have the money to pay up front.

 

Personally I think most people are better off putting $50 in a savings account every month in case of emergencies, rather than paying for insurance.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Your post reminded me that I needed to send in a VPI claim form for my poor, sick chi! 

I dont think that pet insurance is necessary, but it is a good backup and a good splurge for security. Our bill for a doctor’s visit and some antibiotics was around $160. If that number scares you, check out insurance which is around $25 a month for my small dog. 

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