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Old 03-20-2013, 02:57 PM
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So I am thinking about getting health insurance for the pup, mainly because its going to be huge and if there is an emergency the vet is going to cost a small fortune and I am always worried about bloat and things like that when it comes to a mastiff.

So what are some good companies I should look into or stay away from, remember I am in Canada so I do not know if pet insurance companies are by country or not.

Do you think getting pet insurance is worth it??

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:02 PM
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Ha, well. We have put it off, and put it off, and put it off.

Now we need a scan that will cost us approx 1200 ($1800)

We decided to get them insured, just too late

I think it's worth it if you can afford it. Costing us 40/month for 2 dogs.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:03 PM
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Frodo and Siri will be insured through trupanion in the next month or so here. Hopefully we will never need to use it, but I feel more secure having it, just in case.

It's a plan that is emergency/big stuff only, doesn't cover routine vet bills and we will still have a $500 deductible, etc. But I absolutely think it will be worth it, especially because it will be less than a hundred bucks a month to insure them.
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My three are insured through Embrace. Pet's Best was a close second.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:48 PM
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My three are insured through Embrace. Pet's Best was a close second.
And now I'm running more quotes and reading more policies. Thanks a LOT! lol I just need to pick one!
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:49 PM
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I heart Trupanion. I don't have any pets insured but deal with them a lot because of client's insured pets. They don't debate charges, they cover a lot and are really easy to deal with. They get my recommendation every time.
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I heart Trupanion. I don't have any pets insured but deal with them a lot because of client's insured pets. They don't debate charges, they cover a lot and are really easy to deal with. They get my recommendation every time.
This is what I keep hearing again and again and again, which is why I chose them.

I have 2 weeks to back out, lol. I just want to make doubly sure they are going to fit us best
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I have an emergency fund, the money I would pay too the insurance went into a bank account, then there wan enough of a cushion, I felt I stopped. $3000, then Gage's knees ate it up so I started again, now it's topped off again. Best thing my claim can never be denied.
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I've heard decent things about VPI.

I *wish* I had gotten insurance on Piper when I got her.. she has a slight (what we think, anyway) cruciate tear and I'm really hoping she won't need surgery.. if I had insurance on her, it wouldn't be so stressful. I think it's too late now as they'd probably consider it pre-existing.. though there hasn't really been a definitive diagnosis so I'm not really sure..
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