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Old 02-10-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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I have a new puppy and it is my first time having to care for a dog. A friend said i should consider pet insurance. Is pet insurance recommend and what are good ones to consider?

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Old 02-10-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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Welcom gordogrowler (love the username!) Great to have you join us and congratulations on your new pup! What kind of pup is s/he and what is his/her name?
I think you friend gave you some very good advice. I have pet insurance on my pup, who I have only had since August, and have used it twice already for "foreign object ingestion" (puppies!) where the two bills have totaled over a thousand dollars so far. Prior to my current pup, I carried insurance on my previous dog for all of her life and it was vitally helpful in helping me to meet her many medical costs which included multiple surgeries, amputation of a leg, and chemotherapy. My dog before that I did not carry insurance for and the expenses I had to cover regarding her medical care were considerable and I wish that I had had insurance at that time.
With my last dog, Chessie, I had the aspca insurance, which at the time I got her, was a good policy. Things have changed dramatically as the pet insurance industry has grown and there are far better policies available now. After much research and comparative pricing vs. benefits, I have my current pup insured through Healthy Paws and I could not recommend them more highly.
We had a recent thread about pet insurance here:
is Pet Insurance worth it? what plan you in?
that you might want to have a look at and this link might be helpful to you as well:
10 Best Pet Insurance 2014 | Consumer's Advocate
Looking forward to hearing much more about your new pup (and you!) and hope that we get to see some pictures very soon.
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:48 AM   #3
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Hi gordongrowler andwelcome to Df! JGLI has given you 'good' advice Whlie you may not even claim on a insurance policy for years or even never
you just never know what's round the corner!! It's the same if you have a house or car you insure them Be sure to check more than a couple of
qoutes!!! Some vets do insurance too (Uk) so even if you don't live in the uk it's worth asking and be sure to find out what a policy will cover and what limit it covers for and any excess charges that may apply when a claim is made!!! HTH some what and enjoy the forum
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Gordogrowler, welcome to the forum. You have been given good advice in the above posts. Will be looking forward to seeing photos of your pup.

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