When I adopted Maybelle from the Connecticut Humane Society I was given a free month of Shelter Care Pet Insurance. When we went to our first visit with the vet she had a scratch on her eyeball — probably from one of the cats — and I ended up actually being able to get reimbursed for some of that visit thanks to the insurance. But when the insurance expired, I didn’t renew it.
And I’m still debating that decision.
If this doesn't make you want pet insurance nothing will.
Here’s the problem for me. When it comes to the dog, in order to feel as though I’m getting my money’s worth, I want the insurance to cover routine care as well as illnesses and accidents. I’m not even sure that’s true, but it’s how I feel. I started thinking about it again, though, when my cat came running inside today with her tail bleeding. I didn’t think much of it at first. It wasn’t bleeding profusely and she’s kind of nuts… she gets into all sorts of trouble. I figured she’d caught it on something. She was moving around just fine and didn’t seem completely angry when I tried to wipe it down. As the day went on I noticed how slow she was moving, and since both my cats were going to need some shots soon anyway… I called up the vet. Read the rest of this entry