Originally Posted by yelnad
We have pet insurance for our 2 dogs* through www.petcareinsurance.com
We pay $10 a month each. One has a $50 deductible and the other has a $75. It does not cover vaccination or drugs, although you can get those plans. We live out in the woods and the dogs are very active and always getting into one thing or another. The policy pays for itself with one vet visit to extract 30+ porcupine quills. Not fun.
Our 10 year old lab takes lots of drugs for arthritis, allergies, and other ailments. They all help, but I'm expecting that she will break or tear something sooner or later and I would pay thousands of dollars to keep her around, as long as she isn't pain afterwards. This is why I have the insurance. I see my choice as insurance or credit card debt.
We kept our previous lab alive from age 10 to 14 on a
collection of drugs. My wife at that time thought the dog should be
put down. I couldn't do it. She died in Illinois with my son while
I was working in Texas. I have a real soft spot for animals.
Mostly why I quit hunting.