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#1 starchild

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    Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:28 AM

    Who has insurance policies for their pets? We want to get coverage for our dog before we regret not having it.

    Anything to look for or avoid, or specific recommendations would be most helpful...thanks :)

    #2 Christine

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    Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:30 AM

    a friend of mine has the vpi one and thank god she does her bulldog has had a knee replacement and serious allergies, they spent so much money on him.
    We keep saying we are going to get it but just haven't.
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      Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:36 AM

      Poor bulldog

      VPI is what we are thinking of going with too. Gosh my parents spent $10k trying to save their beloved pit bull, sent her to specialists at UC Davis Vet hospital and everything, but to no avail. (r.i.p. Dutchess)

      I never want to be in that position but we've been lagging and need to get on it!!

      #4 Hartyt509

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        Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:39 AM

        Get it you can't afford not to have it!! I never had any probs with my rottie then she got really ill and it cost me 2k! thank god I had insurance but it really is worth it

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          Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:51 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Hartyt509
          Get it you can't afford not to have it!!
          You're so right!

          #6 twinkletoes

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            Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:51 AM

            Does VPI have a website? I sure could use it for my 2 boys, those shots each year add up!
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              Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:52 AM

              Yep!! Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) - Dog Insurance, Cat Insurance, Pet Health Insurance

              #8 lucy106

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                Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:47 AM

                We had VPI for our bulldogs as well. It reimbursed you for some of the cost of the annual shots and when he got fixed. Thankfully this bullie has not had the issues our first one did which caused us to get VPI. But from what we understand if it is considered hereditary for the breed they will not cover it. So for bulldogs things like cherry eye are not covered. Needless to say we did not re-new our VPI and did not get it for our new pup either.

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                  Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:52 AM

                  Interesting...our dog is a rescue mix and we are pretty sure she is daschund/beagle but I guess we'll never know...lol I wonder if that affects the policy? I'll look into that, thanks :)

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                  Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:53 AM

                  my mom has it for her shi tzu and is very happy she got it. he has some itchy skin allergy thing (sorry, dont know what it's called) and has had to take him in many times for shots and tests and all kinds of other stuff. she says having the insurance has helped take some of the ouch out of the bill paying.

                  we don't have it for our cats and dogs tho, they are all indoor animals and in good health so far (knock on wood!!) so we havent had to think about getting it ourselves.




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