Just got back from the vet's with Tinker. He was going for his vaccination booster and annual health check (which all seems okay).
While I was there, I checked about him still excessively licking himself and the vet checked him over further. In spite of there being no active sign of fleas, as before, it seems that he may well have a flea allergy and a single bite could be enough to make his whole body itch!
On top of that, he now has excessively dry skin, which means a more expensive diet to try and rectify that as well! All this could take 2-3 months to show full signs of improvement.
Post by raspberrybullets on May 18, 2013 11:56:38 GMT
Poor Tinker! Pets can be costly. Was talking with DG that I think whenever we get pets we'll get some pet insurance too.
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Yes, when Honey had her triple operation a while back, the insurance paid out the best part of £800, but this year's renewal has come round and it has gone up by about £4 a week. I would not have a dog without full insurance as, much as she might be a lovely dog and so on, I couldn't always trust her with 100% certainty that she couldn't do something bad one day, however unlikely.
A friend once had a bill for well over £3000, which I would have a nightmare trying to pay.
Figured I would get both my dogs insured at the same time, but the pup's registration papers seem to be dragging their feet and I ended up applying for just the older one now.
I had previously figured that I would save on insurance by putting aside a lump sum every month instead that could be used instead of insurance when needed, but I never seemed to be able to keep that money for just dog health care costs, I would always dip into it.
I think in a lot of cases that'd work, Jessica (rabbit) ended up costing more in premiums than I got for her care at the end. That said, if it had not been terminal, she was in line to be taken to a specialist in Bristol that would have swung it the other way.
Honey's insurance also covers for £2,000,000 in the case of personal injury, which I could never cover myself!