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Pet Health Insurance

Have you been thinking about pet health insurance? Maybe it is one of those things that you know you should have but dismiss as being too costly. The truth is health insurance for dogs may be cheaper than an emergency trip to your vet these days. Did you know that just a regular check up appointment may cost upwards of one hundred and fifty dollars. This does not include any vaccinations or blood tests that your pet may be due for either. That's a far cry from the twenty dollar bill you would hand your local country vet at one AM. Right after he took the porcupine quills out of ole Duke. He also likely had a way about him with dogs and he may not have found it necessary to use or charge for sedation. Well, we all know those days are over. Veterinary medicine like all medicine is big business. It seems we have all been forced into buying pet health insurance.

Do you ever wonder how we ever survived the times when our old basset hound, Duke followed us around. Everywhere we went there he was. We kind of took the old boy for granted. He probably never once visited a vet and chances are he hadn't even had any vaccinations. Yet there he was, day after day, tagging along from house to house with the neighborhood children. A leash, what was that? The old boy wouldn't have known what to do if anyone had ever tried to use one. His biggest indiscretion was chasing your sister's cat, but that was even too much effort most days.

Oddly enough you never heard of old Duke biting anyone, fears of rabies or the possibility of being sued. If Duke ever did fall ill dad said that he most likely got into something that upset his stomach and your mom would give him a dose of something that smelled worse than what made him sick to begin with. Next day Duke would be back to his old self. Things sure are different today aren't they?

To begin with, if our pet falls ill on the week end, which they always do, nothing will do but to get them to that new multi- million dollar veterinary hospital three hours away. You dread the thought, but it seems your only option. After all, anyone who has been down this road already realizes the best case, which is without blood work or x-rays, this is going to cost at least two weeks pay.

So, gone are the days of the country vest and home remedies for our pets. There is no going back. My best advice is save yourself some money and look into that pet health insurance. I know you may still be thinking that you can't afford it but if your honest with yourself, these days no one can afford to be without health insurance for dogs.


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Yes, great company. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  about 6 years ago
melissa3  

Embrace Pet Insurance has actually gotten really good reviews. Nice article.

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks for reading Shawn. So many pet emergencies are very costly. It is always less expensive to be prepared.

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  about 6 years ago

After a bout with Lymes disease, this makes so much sense. That was incredibly expensive.

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  about 6 years ago
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