21 Jun Puppy Peace of Mind
I know several people who have decided to add a fluffy friend to their family this year. I’d like to share some words of wisdom from our family’s past experience.
Please know that your pets cost money. Maybe lots of money!
Eleven years ago today my husband and kids surprised me with a new German Shepherd puppy. He was adorable and everyone loved the new addition to our family.
After the initial cost of purchasing the dog, dog food, bowls, leash, collar and several toys we still had to bring him to the vet for a checkup and shots. The first week was very expensive. But it wasn’t over. Two weeks later the puppy was experiencing problems going to the bathroom so off to the emergency vet ($$) we go (because of course it happened on the weekend). After doing tests and x-rays ($$) they found that he had eaten several socks along with a stone or two. What now? Well surgery ($$), of course. After putting the house on sock lock-down we thought now we would have the regular expense of owning a dog. Not so!
Over the next eleven years our lovable, faithful, four legged friend developed; leptospirosis, mange, allergies, a bruised kidney, and some digestive issues ($$$$$). Several of these ailments required seeing a specialist several times and very expensive medication.
He’s a very happy, active dog who, most of the time, has been healthy but these occasional illnesses and medications have cost us thousands of dollars. If I were to do it all over again I would still keep the puppy but I would definitely purchase pet insurance.
Pet insurance will protect you and the fluffy friend who loves you. Here’s what it covers;
• Coverage available for accidents and illness with the option of adding preventive care coverage at an additional cost.
• Choose from a range of different annual limits, deductibles, and reimbursement percentages.
• You’ll have the freedom to choose any veterinarian, specialist, or emergency clinic.
• No waiting period for Preventive Care and Accident Coverage, with the exception of ligament and knee conditions.
• Annual coverage limit options of $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000.
• Annual deductible options of $100, $250, or $500.
• Reimbursement options of 70%, 80%, or 90% of eligible charges.1
• Discounts are available for multiple pets.
• Add Preventive Care coverage to your policy for dental cleanings, wellness exams, heartworm tests, DHLPP vaccines, and more.
If you currently own a pet or are considering adding to your family give us a call to find out if pet insurance could save you money. It certainly would have saved me a lot!
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