(Closed) My dog got hit by a car this morning :( and some lessons learned

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@fvsoccer:  Oh no.  I’m so glad you’re dog is okay though.  (hugs)

Post # 4
1013 posts
Bumble bee

Oh my goodness i’m so sorry! And i;m SO SO happy she is ok!

Post # 5
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That sounds awful! I’m glas your dog is ok.

Post # 6
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m so glad to hear your pup is ok!!! 

it was eerie reading your post tho lol. my pooch got attacked by another dog one morning when i was walking him before work. later that year he got hit by a car. what a weird coincidence!

unfortunately it was a nyc cab who just kept going and he was hurt pretty badly so any chance of keeping our composure was pretty shot lol. 

after a week-long stay in the hospital, surgery and an astronomical vet bill, our boy came home and he healed up quite nicely. of course two years later (last year) we found out he had cancer. so now we’re struggling with that. 

i would add to your lessons: GET PET INSURANCE!!!! 

it was something i put off since i first got my dog almost 8 years ago, and then of course after he got hit by the car no one would cover him. so we’ve had to throw down some hefty piles of cash to keep our buddy healthy (we’re close to the $25k mark now – living in NYC does not help matters). this is bad enough as it is but they discovered his cancer six months into our engagement as we were in the full swing of wedding planning putting deposits down left and right. they DO always say, if you want to make God laugh…


Post # 8
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Great advice and I’m so happy to hear that you dog is doing well!

Post # 9
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@fvsoccer:  I am so truly happy to hear that your pooch is okay. I almost didn’t open this thread because I can’t handle news about puppies who have crossed the rainbow bridge:(

We have VPI Pet Insurance and we are really happy with it. They have a few different plans available for different costs, and we get the one where only emergency care/extreme illness is covered and it’s pretty cheap. I think we pay around $30 per month per dog and it has totally been worth the price.

Just recently my 23lb Corgi got her paws on 6oz of dark chocolate and got really sick. She’s totally fine now (and didn’t learn a damn thing I’m sure) and we are getting reimbursed for about 90% of the $600 cost of the visit.

Post # 11
4804 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh no that is terrible!  Glad to hear your dog is okay!

I also want to add that I highly recommend pet insurance; it has saved me TONS of money so far.  Also, if something happened to my dog that I couldn’t pay for, I wouldn’t have to feel guilty about her not getting the care she needed due to my finances.

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