I have been thinking lately about pet insurance - you may remember back in late November my Mum had to have our cat Max put to sleep due to a twisted gut? He belonged to us and went to live with my Mum a couple of years ago as he was a timid little soul who found the hustle and bustle of a house with two young boys too much:
Max was off his food and a few days later was admitted to the vets - he was in the “hospital” a couple of days before he died and so not only were we all terribly upset that he had gone to Rainbow Bridge (he was only 8 years old) the bill was frighteningly large.
His illness came on so suddenly that it makes you realise how fragile your pets are, and not only do you worry for their wellbeing when they become ill, it can also be a worry because you may be faced with a large and unexpected bill.
Mum has her animals insured (she has three cats and dog), however I must confess we don’t have ours insured at present so I’m thinking that it might be a good idea to rectify that following our recent experience.
We don’t have any savings to speak of (I’m too busy spending money on vintage fabrics and floral trinkets!!) and so pet insurance is a sensible idea. Without insurance we would not have the extra money needed to pay for a vets bill, and I can’t help thinking that as a responsible pet owner one should ensure that, should the worst happen, we are prepared.
It can be especially comforting following the loss of a pet as in Max’s case to know that you did everything possible to help them recover and that money didn’t have to be a consideration when deciding on treatments.
We have had Max cremated and his ashes are going to go in a casket with Claude's, who was Max’s best friend and who also died young:
I’d love to hear about your pets? Do you have insurance for them?