« on: March 17, 2016, 12:00 PM »
Pet insurance is a definite for any pets we have in the future. We've spent a fortune on our senior dogs this past year... I'd have to total it all up but it's probably a hair into five figures. But I had it in my head that I could keep them around a few more years and it was worth it. Between the surgery I detailed last year on the last page, two corneal debridements, the neck issues with Dante (that may have been brain tumor all along), the diarrhea with Emme... it's been constant. Pills, extra walks, baby gates to prevent further injury, acupuncture, herbs, surgeries... I did everything I could imagine and after it was all said and done this happened, and the other one might be on her last legs. I've already gotten a few recommendations for next go around, one of which was Trupanion... I'm told for $45 a month you get 90% coverage and it doesn't expire when they get old as long as you keep up on the payments. If I'd had that, I'd have probably broken even in the long run, but the cost would have been spread out slowly over 12-13 years. And, if it had been covered, I'd have just gotten the MRI to be sure before putting him down.