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Old 04-20-2017, 09:49 PM #11
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My advice would be to think about getting pet insurance. I ended up with really really high vet bills because Charlie got blocked from crystals and needed surgery and there were complications. Once he had his issue with was considered a preexisting condition and I can't get any coverage for him for anything related to this and he will be on prescription diet for the rest of his life and everyone at the vet knows him by name he is there so often. Just something to keep in mind for the budget. Charlie and Chloe are my first pets as an adult and while I had heard of pet insurance I didn't really consider it.
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My advice would be to think about getting pet insurance. I ended up with really really high vet bills because Charlie got blocked from crystals and needed surgery and there were complications. Once he had his issue with was considered a preexisting condition and I can't get any coverage for him for anything related to this and he will be on prescription diet for the rest of his life and everyone at the vet knows him by name he is there so often. Just something to keep in mind for the budget. Charlie and Chloe are my first pets as an adult and while I had heard of pet insurance I didn't really consider it.
Good point. I have a while to go yet before I will be ready to get a cat it seems beings I don't even have insurance for myself let alone a pet
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I agree on pet insurance. We got ours from Banfield which is around $67 a month for an adult cat with dental included. They'll insure cats with preexisting. Surprisingly they do very well with Sophie, who has small kidneys and is high-strung. $16 for anti-anxiety med that knocks her out.

Yeah, medical bills would've ate us alive if we didn't have insurance.
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Everyone has given you great advice.

I didn't think I would like having cats. Always thought I was a dog person. Having a cat is the best. They really do be come your family.
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