This isn’t related to domain names in any way, but I want to pass along some advice to you based on a recent experience.
The other day, our dog Lucy got really sick. She was throwing up and had other stomach ailments. I will spare you the gory details, but it wasn’t fun for us, nor was it fun for her. When it got really bad, I brought her to the emergency vet, and we thought that she had some sort of stomach bug.
After $2,000 worth of tests, the vet saw that there was something in her stomach and said they would need to do an endoscopy to hopefully get whatever it was out. If that didn’t help, she would need surgery to remove whatever was there. We went with the endoscopy, and luckily they were able to remove the latex glove that she had somehow eaten.
Long story short, we just picked her up and she’s doing much better, but the bill was over $5,000. Luckily, we have pet insurance and they will cover somewhere around $2,500 of the total bill. We pay about $300/year for the insurance, and as you can see, it’s a great deal for us.
The other day, I was just thinking how little Lucy has cost us this past year. Of course, once you start thinking about that, something is bound to happen. I use to think pet insurance was similar to dental insurance – nice to have but it never covers your major dental work, and that’s frustrating. Although our vet bill is still high, we’re lucky to have saved $2,500 of the total bill.
If you have a pet, especially if it’s a curious dog, you should get pet insurance!