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Is Pet Insurance Worth It? Here’s How Pet Health Insurance Works & What To Look For

As a dog owner, you dread the day you have to choose between your savings and your dog’s life.

However, with a good pet health insurance plan, that day never has to come.

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The right pet insurance plan will cover your dog’s yearly checkups, vaccines, minor ailments, and major surgeries.

It’s worth noting that the average healthy dog will accrue about $5,000 in veterinary bills over their lifetime. This cost can double if your dog ever ingests poison or foreign objects, gets bitten by a stray, hit by a car, or affected by a serious illness such as cancer. Or, if your dog tears his ACL like mine did, resulting in about $3,000 in medical expenses.

Here are some things to think about if you’re trying to decide whether pet health insurance makes sense or not…

 

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A Better E-Collar For Dogs: This Inflatable Dog Collar Works Great For A Dog Hot Spot!

My dog recently got a bug bite on his leg.

Unfortunately, he licked that spot repeatedly until the area became raw and hairless — much like a hot spot.

Fortunately, I caught it before it had become oozy and infected. But it was clear that I had to do something to keep him from licking it, or it would become worse.

I had an old-fashioned e-collar for dogs stashed away in the closet from his post-surgery days several years ago. It still fit, but it was so big and clunky that it was awkward for him to eat, drink, lie down, and go outside with ease.

So I decided to see what other types of e-collars existed these days.

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I found one that worked perfectly for us!

 

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