Friday night, my puppy started acting a little strange. She kept wandering off to go sit in a corner by herself. This is from a dog with huge separation anxiety.
Immediately after, she started getting violently sick. Violently.
I took her to the ER wrapped in her favorite blanket with her favorite toy. (Her hippie).
Turns out she was really sick. Really sick.
A few thousands dollars worth of sick too.
I didn’t care when I brought her in. All I cared about was my little squirt getting better.
But holy crap that’s a lot of money.
My friend Matt had convinced me to get Healthy Paws Insurance, and I wasn’t sure if it was worth it. You owe a $100 deductible and then you pay 10% of the final bill.
Which made this bill a lot more palatable.
And it makes the decision of whether or not I want to bring her into the ER that much easier. When I don’t know the animal hospital, it puts a huge ? on the final bill. And I’m a bit of a nervous dog parent.
It turned out to be really serious, and I’m really glad I took her. And the pet insurance made me never have to worry about how much the bill would be. Granted, 10% of a few thousand is still pretty significant, but it’s nowhere near 100%.
But already, 4 month into owning my puppy, the pet insurance has been more than worth it.
And after being hospitalized for a while, my baby is home.
This all happened Friday night through Saturday morning and I’m so glad to have her home!