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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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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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Sad day, Embrace won't insure Frodo for illness coverage anyway :/

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New enrolling purebred dogs must be under 7 years old to be eligible for illness coverage. You may still add Wellness Rewards.
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I'll probably be insuring with Embrace for futurepuppy. I really like the level of customization for their policies, and their prices are very affordable for one dog while still being well covered.
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