Here's my new baby
But, a new Banfield Pet hospital opened right down the street from me last week & since I adore Petshotel I decided to give them a try & they have a wellness plan where you pay $25 a month & it covers just about everything.. exams, vaccinations, tests, etc with unlimited office visits. It works out to about $300 a year . At our visit her shots etc would have cost $178 with a booster needed in 3 weeks so we thought it was worth it for us.. If you've got a Banfield near you, it might be something to look into..
I believe the puppy wellness program also includes spaying/neutering which cost us almost $200.
in addition, I get discounts on other services at Banfield & PetSmart as well so it seems like it is going to be a good deal for us..
Thor is adorable BTW
Saved me $1000 last year on a bladder infection and I'm looking at a higher bill this year as we are dealing with a similar problem, and renal insufficiency as she ages. It costs me $130 a year and has a $200 deductible per illness.
So at this point I am only about $100 ahead, but I know that will increase as her illness progresses.
PM me and I'll give you the name of the company.
She suggested that I put aside $x per month for vet costs, keeping in mind that annual exams are $x, shots are $x, etc.
I've been lucky that Pup has been relatively healthy over the years, save for a few ear infections. I allocate $50 a month and it's always been more than enough.
Personally, I'm not sure the insurance is worth it in all cases, but of course, YMMV.
(Your new baby is beautiful!)
I have two new dogs now and put $200 into savings every month for them. Have a nice chunk saved now, which makes me feel more secure. The $200 adds up fast. I don't have as much in personal savings, but my dogs are a priority.
I'd recommend saving for the health issues rather than getting insurance.
I have suspicions! He's up to something, I can feel it....
Exposed, thats strange because my pet insurance company is based in Canada!!! They have been great so far...
scaredyKat, there are definitely more companies offering it now than there were when I originally spoke with my vet about it (which was approx. 9-10 years ago).
It's nice to see there are so many options now for those who wish to take this route.
I have 4 dogs, so the cost of pet I durance is too much. I just pay as issues come up, but I am diligent about shots, heart worm, and monthly flea/tick prevention.
Find a vet that you would trust with your own life.