Petsecure Pet Heath Insurance
| May 08, 2013
Petsecure Business Development Representative Maggie Storry shared her personal experience with pet insurance with The Poop, a newsletter by Hull's Haven Border Collie Rescue in Winnipeg:
Start talking with a dog owner/lover/admirer, and the time will fly as stories are shared about something cute their pup did that day, training advice, what groomer to go to, latest food, or trips to the vet.
I'm the proud mother of three fur babies, with a dog named Anne (a Pomeranian mix) as well as two cats, Hank and Sam. My oldest cat is 17 and our dog, the youngest, is three. I’m also a regular foster parent with Hull’s Haven Border Collie Rescue.
I once rolled my eyes at the thought of pet insurance when my veterinarian recommended it for my oldest cat, Hank. At the time of the recommendation I was an apprentice hairstylist, renting a home, and didn’t have a lot of extra money. I thought “what a waste of money – who has an extra $20 - $40, or more per month?”
Accidents are bound to happen, though, and as a pet parent, you do what you have to for your pet. We’ve maxed out our credit cards, cleaned out our savings account, borrowed from parents, and picked up part-time jobs. Between the three pets it makes me sick to think of what I have paid in the last 17 years in vet bills. Would I do it again to keep all my babies in my life? Absolutely! I could do it again with the assistance of Petsecure, though, life would have been a lot easier!
I'm now a Representative at Petsecure pet health insurance, and a big part of my role is raising awareness of pet insurance to pet parents. The fact is that all pets are prone to accidents and illnesses, and while most pet parents will do anything they can to provide their loved animals with the best care possible, oftentimes they can't afford it. Why not use a company like Petsecure to assist you when these difficult times happen?
I find it a lot easier to budget a set amount of money per month to pay into my pet health insurance plan than to keep a savings account for the unexpected. Besides, what if something happened to one of my pets in a week, month, or year? Would I have enough in my savings account to cover the bill? Aside from accidents and illness, Petsecure has a policy that also includes routine care coverage. Even if your pet is young and healthy, don’t forget that with age comes an increased chance for an accident or illness to occur. Petsecure has no age limitations either, so senior pets can enjoy the benefits of pet health insurance.
My dog Anne recently hurt her leg. Before, this would've been be a “do we take her or do we give it a day?” kind of moment. Knowing that I had her insured, and that 80% of our bill was going to be covered, I felt comfortable calling the vet’s office right away to make an appointment.
The veterinary industry gets a lot of criticism for the cost of services they provide for our pets, but vets are providing one-stop medical care for our pets at a fraction of what we'd have to pay for ourselves. When was the last time you or I could go to our doctor and get a physical, x-rays, blood and analysis, chiropractor, dental cleaning, and surgery all under the same roof and within such a short time frame? .
Petsecure’s products are a direct response to the potentially high costs involved in diagnosing and treating pets using humane-grade technology. We use these insurance products for ourselves, why not with our pets?