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Pet owners, what's your medical cap ($$)?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Zac808, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Apr 18, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    moondeath

    moondeath Plenty of slaves for my robot colony?

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    Still out of pocket for the ones I know of. Pet insurance isn't like people insurance where the health care providers have worked out deals with the insurance companies and have agreements. That's why some providers don't except certain insurance companies because they can't come up with agreements. Pet insurance will reimburse you regardless of vet as long as the medical procedure is within your contract.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    Sorry to hear about your dog Zac808. I hope the vets can get her better soon.

    Pets become a member of the family. There's a reason they call the dog 'mans best friend'.

    I read an article several years ago about a dogs 'dogness'. It helped me understand when to say when, when the time comes. The article was more focused on older dogs though.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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    I don't recall, I'd have to check out policy to see how it's handled.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    I would spend up to $3,000 probably. I've had my german shepherd for years, and he is very protective of my wife. $3,000 is the number I just came up with that would be worth not having to train another dog that may or may not be as protective as my current one. Some people think it's nuts to spend that much on a $300 dog, but we love him.

    Depending on what happened and the success rate of surgery or whatever, I might pay more than that.
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  5. Apr 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM
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    Cool, thanks. So it sounds like that's the industry norm then.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    First dog I have had pet insurance for, I bought it after she broke her leg on Christmas at 6 months old. $500 on Christmas day for ER vet and then another $400 in fallow ups.

    My dogs are part of my family and I will do everything within reason, I know they are still a pet. With insurance I will be able to do more.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2013 at 3:02 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    We had a lab when I was younger. We had gotten him when he was about 8 weeks old, and he was only a little over 6 months old probably, when he was sleeping under my dads truck. My dad wasn't aware he was under there, and when he started the truck (powerstroke) the dog didn't get up or move. My dad ended up backing over him. The dog was still alive, but suffering and wasn't going to make it, so he did the same thing to end the suffering for him. He was even crying after too.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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    Pretty damn high. Both my dogs have been there for my wife through multiple deployments and temporary duties. We don't have actual children so they are known as the "kids".

    That was a tear jerker.:(

    I hate asking the vets anything. I feel like they are always trying to upsell us. Really playing on emotion. We are in the process of trying to find a new vet.

    Agree.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    Yea you need a vet that you can really trust that is not after your money and is more interested in the well being of your animal. I hope all works out for the best.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    Thanks. I'm going to look into it. My dog is like my child. She is spoiled rotten and has no idea that she is even a dog lol
     
  11. Apr 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    Hey, mine is too. He is my best friend no matter what.
     
  12. Apr 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM
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    I agree. I have actually grown up with the folks at my vet. One lady I actually have known since 1st grade. They always take excellent care of my girl. I could write them a blank check and know that they wouldn't rip me off
     
  13. Apr 19, 2013 at 3:25 AM
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    How much you all paying for the pet insurance?
     
  14. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    moondeath Plenty of slaves for my robot colony?

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    I pay about $16 a month. It's dependent on age and health. When I first got it for my dog it was about $12 per month.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2013 at 7:31 AM
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    I pay 16 bucks a month for mine. i's through aspca I think
     
  16. Apr 19, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    Wife and I have Insurance on all of our pets, one of my German Shepards got tagged by a rattler a few years back, was over 8K in bills before we acquired insurance, had no issue paying it as they are worth it and as long as the vet is clear on how to fix/treat it.
     
  17. Apr 21, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    cant really put a price on a precious life
     
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