I Love my Furbabies

02/11/2007 @ 7:54 PM | Animals, Other, Personal with 4 Comments | Print This Post

Having animals around is a requirement for me. I have always had an animal of some sort growing up and have a few buried in the backyard where I grew up at. Most of the time animals can stay pretty healthy if you keep up with their yearly shots and have a vet check them out when warranted. Other times, animals get very sick and you end up with alot of vet bills that you thought you were not expecting. It could be a car accident, another animal attack or just some sort of freak accident like jumping out of the back of a truck bed. My cat a few years back ended up in renal failure. I essentially did dialysis on her everyday by giving her a bolus of fluids underneath her skin so she would absorb it and then pea it out to keep her kidneys functioning. I also had to keep bringing her into the vets to get her blood work checked every few weeks or if she just didn’t seem like she was doing well to me to get her fluids adjusted and any other medications she might need. Luckily I work at a hospital and was able to get the necessary items for free and/or at a severly discounted price because I would run through a box of fluids in a little over a month. But for the people who don’t have that connection or the outright money should invest in pet insurance. This would be especially useful for larger animals like horses. It works in almost the same way as our insurance does and if you know you have an especially troublesome breed that is prone to certain disorders this would be even more beneficial. The insurance even covers trailers.

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    Christina // February 12th, 2007 at 2:42 AM

    pet insurance is a cool idea but I have never heard of it, is that a real thing?

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    Twitter: blueyestm
    // February 12th, 2007 at 7:32 AM

    Yes it is real and totally legit, just like humans insurance except for pets.

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    Slick // February 12th, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    I used to complain about paying even vet bills but now that I’m without a pet…I kinda miss animals.

    Still not getting one though!

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    Twitter: blueyestm
    // February 12th, 2007 at 10:38 AM

    get some fishies