Why Pet Insurance Is A Great Idea

February 25th, 2013
Lola- adorable!

Lola- adorable!

We get asked a lot if pet insurance is worth the cost, and we have to say yes!  While we don’t have much experience with the different routine care and wellness plans out there, we do know that the accident and illness coverage can be incredibly helpful to mitigate the costs of  a serious condition that requires hospitalization or surgery.  Take Lola here, for example.  This mischievous 1-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback got into her owner’s prescription medication.  It turned out that this medication could cause kidney failure, and she needed to stay in the hospital on IV fluids for 2 days to help protect the kidneys and prevent injury.  She also needed regular rechecks of her labwork to monitor for kidney damage.  Costs for an incident like this could be over $1000, but Lola’s family invested in pet insurance, which will pay 80% of these charges after the deductible.  Lola was a wonderful patient, and we are so glad her family thought ahead and was able to manage the expense of such an unexpected but potentially very serious event!

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