Pet Insurance on Watchdog tonight 8-9pm

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thepooles
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Re: Pet Insurance on Watchdog tonight 8-9pm

Post by thepooles » 09 Nov 2013, 22:53

i'd say insurance is something you hope will be a waste of your money……and you never want to claim.

however, when something goes wrong OMG you'll be glad you've got cover. We've spent over £3,000 in 7 months on Beth, who last Christmas was fit and healthy and now has heart, bowel and addison's disease, conditions that will get worse with time. She's 6 tomorrow, and I've had my lifetime's premiums already repaid, and thank god i won't have to make any decisions based on her care based on our ability to pay.

lifetime is the only way to go for me. Petplan so far have been 100% brilliant.
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Re: Pet Insurance on Watchdog tonight 8-9pm

Post by Shiv cool » 09 Nov 2013, 23:43

So sorry to hear about your pets health, but glad you've had good results with Petplan. Hope your lovely doodle gets better....

Shiv x

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Re: Pet Insurance on Watchdog tonight 8-9pm

Post by Ianto! » 10 Nov 2013, 01:02

thepooles wrote:i'd say insurance is something you hope will be a waste of your money……and you never want to claim.
I'd say that is exactly the point - one outlay you never want to think that you'll 'get your money's worth'... We'll find out very soon whether Ianto's diagnosis has put up his premiums as we only have a few weeks to renewal. :|

What an awful shock for you - I hope Beth is still able to enjoy 'doodling' for many years to come, bless her. Thank goodness you had insurance...

I took out PetPlan as they'd been very fair with an older rescue dog that we adopted, he'd already been diagnosed with a heart murmur so that couldn't be covered, but when we got him checked by the vet he had testicular cancer and PetPlan covered him for it.

Anne & Ianto x

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Re: Pet Insurance on Watchdog tonight 8-9pm

Post by Chelle46 » 10 Nov 2013, 16:27

Ellie is just about to have two eye ops at a costof £1800. So glad we have insurance. She has had an ongoing problem with her eyes since we rescued her and petplan have been fantastic (pay within a week with no problem and no hike in policy). Also be careful who you do go with as many Vets expect you to pay upfront even if you do have insurance as the companies can take up to six months to pay them. The specialist who is carrying out Ellie's ops is allowing us to put it all on account and then he will claim directly from the company but only because it is petpan. We certainly are grateful because we don't fancy having to find £1800!

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Re: Pet Insurance on Watchdog tonight 8-9pm

Post by Ianto! » 10 Nov 2013, 20:46

Good Luck Ellie, hope all goes well for you, little girl...
Anne & Ianto xx

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