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8 October 2019 - 5:16 pm
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After this recent cancer fight and amputation with Fuzz, I was wondering if having health insurance coverage would have been worth it… Obviously it is too late to consider for Fuzz, however, I have a 6 year old (healthy as a horse) black lab who technically is the baby of the family and am now just thinking about coverage for him… my first lab passed away in April at the age of 15 and had been diabetic for over 2 years so with her I had routine labs and insulin that I had to buy about every 2-3 weeks.  There are so many different insurances for pets/animals out there and it is a bit overwhelming when I started researching.  I have Nationwide for home/auto and see they offer pet insurance but know nothing about it… I guess I am looking for the best overall package and hopefully never have to use it but if something like this comes up I know there is additonal resources other than my pocketbook and savings.  Good medical care for animals is not cheap and I know that I am several thousand in and it has been worth every single penny for Fuzz and how well he is doing! Any suggestions or if anyone has current good plans I would appreciate the information.. looking mainly for dog coverage ( he is 6 years old).  

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9 October 2019 - 11:21 am
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Great question!

We would never be without pet insurance ever again. Jerry’s cancer journey was expensive, but not nearly as much as it would be today if we had opted for chemo. So yeah, we’ve had coverage on Wyatt Ray and over the years it’s paid for itself over and over again.

It’s important to remember to compare apples to apples when shopping for pet insurance policies. Here’s a good article that may help you reach some decisions:

Find Your Tripawd’s (or Quadpawd’s) Best Pet Insurance Company

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We decided the same thing after Fallon’s cancer, that we could never be without insurance for our dogs again.  I settled on Embrace for a couple of reasons.  I liked that I could have just catastrophic coverage, and pay one payment annually rather than monthly premium patients.  I think we have 1000 deductible, then pays 80%, no coverage for routine things we budget for anyway, just surprises.  The cost was reasonable, for our 2 healthy dogs 400 and change annually for both.  It paid off when Maggie lost a battle with a stick in our woods and got quite a bad gash on her side.  And because Danica hasn’t used here yet, her deductible goes down 50 dollars for next year.

There’s many, many out there though.  Our vet liked Trupanion.  Good luck deciding!  As I mentioned, we won’t live without insurance any longer.  I don’t want cost dictating how we decide to medically treat our girls.

Fallon  8/28/06--9/6/18.  My Heart.

Fallon's left front leg was amputated due to osteosarcoma on 10/11/17.

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