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Does anyone know anything about the companies that offer pet insurance? I notice that AKC offers a plan and there are several other companies. Are any of these plans worthwhile for the big unexpected emergencies?
 

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I am going to call my vet this morning and see if they have a recommendation. Yes,I have spent thousands of dollars on pets. We even found a horribly injured cat (the vet thinks he had been beat with a bat). He was so badly hurt my first thought was to have him put down but after watching his struggle to survive in the week it took to trap him I couldn't do it. We spent thousands of dollars to save him. I now have a one-eyed cat whose tongue sometimes hangs out because his mouth doesn't quite close all the way. He is a sweetie though. That is my reason for looking at insurance for Maggie. Just to help with emergency cost. Two of my cats are now considered seniors. I know that odds are that their costs will go up as their kidneys start to deteriorate. They are too old to insure so I am looking for something that will help cover emergency costs for Maggie so we don't have quite as much out of pocket at one time. I would love it if we had the insurance and never used it and Maggie has a long healthy life, but I do worry after reading some of the recent stories here. I will be doing some research during spring break next week.
 

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Thanks, Dave. I know what you mean about throwing pets away. We had a woman bring her cat (seven years old) to our no-kill shelter because she got a new dark colored couch, and the cat's white hair was showing too much. We were full but we made room for the cat because I was afraid of what she might do with it. Then after all the paperwork was completed to relinquish her cat she wanted to look at some dark colored cats to replace the one she turned in. Needless to say we asked her to leave and called every other rescue in the area to warn them. I suppose she ended up getting a cat somewhere but the sad thing is she didn't even understand what was wrong about what she was doing. Sorry I know this is a beagle discussion board and I'm a little off topic but I couldn't resist sharing this story.
 

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Thanks,Cat. Have you filed a claim yet, and if you have did they pay as stated in your policy?I think I have narrowed it to three companies that have pretty good emergency coverage for major kinds of things. We are fine with the routine health care, teeth cleaning etc. I am waiting for the office manager at my vet to get back from vacation on Monday. She is knowledgeable about everything that happens in that office and will have a recommendation for me.
 

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Judy, Thank you I will check. My Maggie is young enough that there are no pre-existing conditions but some of the policies don't cover anything they can say is a congenital defect so I am trying to read all the fine print on what is covered under that category.
 
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