Help with Pet Insurance
Although this has not been one of the usual forums that I follow on GW, I hope that you can help me.
I am seriously thinking that I need to look into pet insurance after the past few months because we've just spend thousands on pets and it's been a rough summer. Old dog with seizures died after two years on expensive anti-seizure meds (although the euthanasia didn't cost a lot, the cremation did), parrot died after $700 of emergency room/avian specialist visits, tortoise disappeared (think he was stolen, at least this didn't cost us anything except a broken heart over it), and now another dog just cost us over $3100 after emergency surgery to remove a corn cob from her gut, and she's still under home supervision (hasn't pooped yet) and antibiotics and has staples to be removed. And last week she cost us $500 for her annual checkup, shots, dental cleaning and two teeth pulled. Ugh!!!
Anyway, I picked up pet insurance brochures from all the various ER and vet offices and hardly know where to start. Does anybody have experience, good or bad, that they will share to help make our decision?
We've got three parrots, two dogs and an elderly guinea pig at this point if that makes a difference. I'm not sure if all of them cover the birds.
I appreciate your help. We love our pets but geesh, this is too much!