Posted in Doggies on 07. May, 2012
I have really started thinking about investigating pet insurance and whether or not it would be beneficial to have it. While I haven’t had many real emergencies or health issues, other than the illnesses early last year and Kiko’s little bump on her ear, I have known friends that have had to take their pets in for this or that and the high bills they came away with. I do know that most pet insurance companies will give you a deal for multiple pets, which helps.
Unfortunately veterinary costs are rising all the time. If your dog broke a bone for example, the x-ray alone would cost in excess of $200. Dental surgery could cost over $160 and if your pet dog was unfortunate enough to catch an ongoing disease such as diabetes or asthma, the ongoing treatment for the lifetime of the dog could reach up to $10,000.
I’d love to hear from my readers. Do you have pet insurance? Have you used it? How much do you think you’ve saved? Is it worth it? If you do not have pet insurance – is it the cost that keeps you from getting pet insurance or is it because you just don’t think it will help save you in the end?
Looking forward to some discussions on pet insurance!