Thursday, May 14, 2009

Family Pets

{Doyle- Main Coon}

{Veruca- Devon Rex}


JH: I've been researching pet insurance all day, trying to find some sort of dental plan for my cats. A lot of pet owners don't consider this aspect of having an animal in the family (me included until Veruca came along), but regular cleanings are super important for the health of your furry friend.

Doyle has never shown any sign of funky teeth, so I never would have thought twice about dental care (I mean, dry cat food is marketed as a tooth cleaner for goodness sake!) but my little Devon Rex has unnaturally horrible breath. And after all the research I've done, I can see her dental bill costing me $1000+.

The lame thing is that pet insurance seems really shady when you get to the dental coverage. They'll cover claims for accidental death and running away before dental work! If anyone has any tips on how I can best go about this situation, please let me know! It would be really helpful to hear your experiences.


Crystal: Sorry Jen :( I got nothing for you on this one :( :( My work offers pet insurance - maybe Joe's does?

Good luck :(


Jen: Your work offers pet insurance?! That's awesome! Talk about a family oriented company! From what I've been gathering, pet insurance really isn't worth it. They are incredibly selective on what they'll cover, and you have to pay for the treatment up front- then wait and hope for reimbursement. All the while paying those monthly premiums. I think it's good if your pet ends up with cancer, but other than that it seems more like a scam than anything.

12 comments:

Carol said...

What sweet kitties!

Maggie May said...

your cats have kick ass names!

Jen said...

Thank you Carol and Maggie! I grew up with cats all my life, but these two are definitely extra special- I've never seen personalities like theirs before!

Lynne said...

This is sooo cute!

Yet said...

Well, since I have no pets I can't really help....but I can give u my support! I support you! You can do it!! Sigh. That's usually what my mother does when I ask for help...hehehe. have a great day

Suzy said...

I didn't know they even HAD dental insurance. I had dog insurance for my Yorkie and it wasn't that great. At the end I spent about 5 grand on his diabetes and the insurance covered maybe 1500?

Good luck!

Kelly said...

Have you checked VPI? I just enrolled in their pet insurance program and it really isn't that expensive. My breeder and vet both recommended VPI too saying that they were the best in the industry.

Mara said...

OMG! Veruca is adorable!

xnapoleonx said...

I've got exactly the same cat as Veruca

MissKarenAshley said...

I wish my work offered pet insurance! My two dogs rack up more bills than I do! Gotta love them though :-)

A Wedding Story said...

I have a Maine Coon and a sweet white kitty too!! LOVE THEM :)

Federica said...

They're sooo cute!!!

 

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