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EDIT: Here's a list of pet insurance providers thus far...
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http://www.petshealthplan.com/
http://www.petassure.com/
http://www.petinsurance.com/
http://www.petcareinsurance.com
http://www.banfield.net/health/owp.asp
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i'm thinking about signing up for that petcare gold plan for $19.95 a month...http://www.petcareinsurance.com

i've spent over $300 in the first two months i've had my kitten and i'm about to spend a very good amount more for what looks like a broken paw (dr's visit + xrays + diagnosis + treatment = $$$$$)

so i'm wondering if pet insurance would seem like the logical thing to do now for me :(
 

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Pet insurance

I have pet insurance because should anything go wrong the vet fees can be huge.

However, my insurance will not cover for any illness or accident that existed before the insurance commenced.

Karen
 

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I definately think it's something I need to start looking into. Beeper just turned 15, and has been perfectly healthy so far, but I realize something could happen. And although we do not "own" Scully and the kittens, and therefore do not pay medical bills, if we do decide to adopt one (or more :wink: ), I want to be prepared.
 

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I'd definately get some insurance. Cleveland went to vet about a wee skin complaint and cost me $800 and still counting. Thankfully I'm insured. Not sure how US insurance works but check if it is a life long policy or not. I've found out mine isn't so if Cleveland's going to need regular visits for his skin it won't be covered.
 

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Was looking into it but due to our cats are indoor/outdoor we can't.I guess because the chances they can get hurt are high.It's for indoor cats with a CHANCE they can get out.
 

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lapchern said:
i'm thinking about signing up for that petcare gold plan for $19.95 a month...http://www.petcareinsurance.com...so i'm wondering if pet insurance would seem like the logical thing to do now for me...
Our two cats currently have the QuickCare for Indoor Cats policy.

By the way, there's a good recent article on pet insurance in SmartMoney magazine: http://www.smartmoney.com/ask/index.cfm?story=20040603

The article suggests that pet insurance makes sense for either one of two reasons:

1) if you breed cats/dogs, i.e., pets with monetary value.
2) if you seriously think of your pets as being your children.

- george
 

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I was thinking about getting pet insurance - but I'm not sure if I will or not. I think I can afford to take care of minor problems for my pets - or injuries or small illnesses.

If it's something major though - it will be sick for the rest of his life - the medication is only dulling the pain - then I'm not sure if I could let my cat or dog suffer that way. It does kinda tempt me though - to get it - but I think it might be a little too expensive. $240 dollars for each pet? Unless they were seriously sick I couldn't see getting it.
 

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i have 6 weeks free insurance for my two kittens that the rescue shelter gave me, i think i'll definately get it after it runs out because my two are crazy!
 

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Yes and no. I have a wellness program through the local banfield. It covers all office visits and consultations, and many exams. Some exams are only covered once or twice a year. All vaccinations are covered, as is dental cleaning. I'm absolutely certain it was a good investment with regards to one cat, who has had a lot of health issues.
 

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I have three cats and they're all insured. I pay about $200 a year for all of them. They're all insured for veterinary care+rehabilitation+medicines (up to $9000) and the two breeding queens both have life insurances and a certain breeding insurance each.
 

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Yes and no. I have a wellness program through the local banfield. It covers all office visits and consultations, and many exams. Some exams are only covered once or twice a year. All vaccinations are covered, as is dental cleaning. I'm absolutely certain it was a good investment with regards to one cat, who has had a lot of health issues.
that sounds like a great deal... just the office visits are killer for me... you use a "wellness" insurance program?
 

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I posted a question about this a while back and didn't get too much response. I started doing some research on it and am just trying to determine which company to go with. I just hope I don't end up with someone who people have had problems with.

All three of my cats are healthy, but I want to be prepared in case something does happen. I know I would want to do everything to help them if they were sick. I think insurance would definitly help out. I'm willing to spend a little to safe in the end.
 

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