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Vets, dentists etc 4 months 6 days ago #3632142

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JUJO wrote: I know many people don’t believe in pet insurance, but I am a strong believer in it,because you never know the minute a pet could take ill.
When our cat was alive,he was fully covered with pet insurance, I would strongly recommend it,



I am one of them.

The cost is not worth the benifits and so many things are not included anyway.

I wouldnt recomend it at all.

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Vets, dentists etc 4 months 4 days ago #3632729

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I have pet insurance my previous dog had ear cancer at 11 a springer spaniel .. he was treated and was very happy for 18 months but it came back and we lost him .. I refused further treatment he had suffered enough..We love our pets... they give us so much unconditional love and trust ... shame the same is not passed on from human to human xxx
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Vets, dentists etc 4 months 2 days ago #3633559

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My daughter has this week lost her beloved 15 year old Basset Hound and the whole family has been devastated.

She has always had pet insurance for him and over the years the insurance company has shelled out thousands of pounds for his vet bills.

Certain pedigree breeds seem pre-disposed to certain illnesses due in large part to to their selective breeding.

Our last two dogs were canine rescue Heinz 57 mongrels and ailed virtually nothing in their long lives.
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To lose a beloved pet is devastating I agree ... nice that the insurance companies stepped up... I can;t see the reason for the extortionate vets bills actually just seen a site that allows you to cut the bills will post

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When we had our last cat, who died two years ago, we truly would have been lost without pet insurance,the vets fees were running into a huge amount,
Knowing that we didn’t have to worry about it was a huge weight of our minds.
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thats good, I'm glad you found it worthwhile.

I do not agree that it is though - very expensive and so many things are excluded, just not worth it to me.

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Vets, dentists etc 3 months 3 weeks ago #3637886

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Bobnatural wrote: To be honest these prices shock me.


In the UK we never see the cost of medical treatment unless we go private so when we see Dentists etc charging the prices they do we are very shocked.

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Vets, dentists etc 3 months 3 weeks ago #3637888

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Get the best insurance you can afford and remember to insure for a 'lifelong condition '. Having had a dog who suffered with diabetes for over seven years I know how important this is.
A cautionary tale : My daughter and partner have two cats, the oldest of which is a rescue cat. Recently it became ill with a rare ear condition / overgrowth that made it dizzy and unable to hold its head up. The vet she was with hadn't the facilities to deal with this and recommended a nearby 'super vet'. Kitty had an MRI scan and other special tests and eventually was successfully operated on. She was insured but the final bill was horrendous, much more than their insurance covered.
They had to use the money they were saving for a new kitchen to cover the shortfall ! Now they have better insurance. Kitty is fine !

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Vets, dentists etc 3 months 3 weeks ago #3637889

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I am in the UK......I have a 'Private dentist'
I recently had a double tooth removed......£200
This week, I have a smallish filling....£100

Very expensive, but he is a fab dentist, and wouldnt go anywhere else...
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Vets, dentists etc 3 months 3 weeks ago #3637921

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Some breeds of dog are predisposed to certain illnesses. Our much loved recently departed dog was a border terrier which, according to our vet , is on the list of breeds who often get diabetes. We had no idea of this when we got him never having had a dog before. We injected him with insulin for over seven years twice a day after he was diagnosed - over half his life. A massive challenge for us which limited our lifestyle, e.g holidays because local kennels were reluctant to take him. He had to be watched in case he went 'hypo'. Vet bills were horrendous but eventually it was cheaper to cancel his insurance and set aside money for them than pay the ever increasing insurance premiums because the diabetes led to other conditions. We loved him so much but spent much of our retirement worrying about him.

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