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Q: Anyone have pet insurance?

October 13, 2008 | By Anonymous | 5 answers | Expired: 2246 days ago

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I was thinking about getting pet insurance. Any advice?

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EddieW
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Oct 17, 2008

I would recommend pet insurance to anyone and everyone.

I've been using VPI (www.petinsurance.com) for many years now. During that time I've covered both my birds and cats, and while we all hope to not need to make use of it regularly, the peace of mind in having it is well worth the price.

A couple of years back one of our cats wasn't eating or using the litter and we became worried. After a trip to the vet, some tests, and subsequent exploratory intestinal sugrery, we were looking at just shy of $2000 in vet expenses. The good news was that our little guy came through it with flying colors after having a small benign tumor and other blockages removed from his intestine. Even better news came when we received a check back from VPI for well over half of the cost.

Needless to say I'm an advocate of VPI, but whether you choose them or choose to go with one of the other options that Diane mentioned in her post I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised if/when (heaven forbid) you need to use it.

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stacy b.
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Oct 14, 2008

that seems like a really good idea

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Kate L.
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Oct 14, 2008

I have Petcare insurance. I got one month free when I adopted my dog from Animal Services and I continued it. It paid for itself initially because my dog had valley fever when I got him and the insurance covered his treatments. That was 5 years ago and I haven't used it since. I've decided to keep the insurance, though, in case of emergency. It costs about $14/month and it is automatically charged to my credit card so I don't think about it much.

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deb
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deb

Oct 14, 2008

Yes, I have VIP Pet Insurance with Wellness Care, helps pays for part of the vaccinations and Medications, Doctors visits etc... and if you ever get in a situation where your animal needs surgery you don't have to make a difficult decision. There are different levels of insurance depending on what you want, of course the more you pay the more things will be covered, they will give you a discount for more than one pet.

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