Join Date: Feb 2008
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I bought Pet Plan for Lola after reading on here about several traumatic experiences owners have had with their Havs. (Read Leslie's thread on caring for Shadow...it will break your heart. And it scared me.) It never occurred to me that I would have a dog that I would love as much as I love Lola, or that would potentially incur $thousands in diagnosis expense, and more in treatments. I was raised that pets are pretty much pets and when they get sick, you put them down. I quickly realized I would not have that attitude with Lola. So I bought Pet Plan in order to remove that sort of decision from my life. They cover genetic issues - which previous posts have mentioned as being important - and you can choose your own deductible and maximums. I went for the max deductible at $200 so none of the typical vet visits are covered. Lola has gotten foxtails in her ear and in her vagina and required sedation for removal, running around $250 each time. I figure these costs are part of life. But had that foxtail migrated through her body and she needed real surgery, ( which has happened to Havs on this forum) the insurance would cover that high expense.
I think there is a HF discount on Pet Plan, but I had already bought it. Check threads for Pet Plan. My research shows it to be the best.
My cost is $285 a year, $200 deductible and $20,000 max per year. They also pay for rewards, boarding if you are in hospital, etc with no deductible.
---Little Lola a.k.a. Princess Pee and Poop and her humom Anne
"Happiness is a warm puppy" Charles Schultz
Last edited by Redorr; 10-30-2009 at 02:29 PM.