Pet Plan has been the best insurance I have ever purchased for my dogs. And the best thing about having issuance is that no matter how major or minor the problem, you can always go to the vet without worrying about "How much is this going to cost? Maybe I should wait"!Waiting could be tragic!
Three years ago my Gypsy was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia. After local treatment, with no results, my vet arranged for us to go to Gainesville, Fla.to the veterinary hospital. When the vet saw her, he shocked me saying that he could not do her hip because she had a major spinal problem, and doing her hip would cause her spine to collapse! And the following morning she had a dorsal laminectomy.
When I brought her home 4 days later, she was unable to walk and i had to keep her quiet, crated or by my side for a few weeks. I walked her using a sling for a few weeks, and seeing she was still in pain and not walking, Dr. Brian Butzer, my vet, helped me research and we found Dr. Andrew Turkell at the Calusa Animal Hospital in Boca Raton, where Gypsy could get the best therapy. Although it meant leaving Dr. Butzer's care, he encouraged me to go.
Upon meeting Dr. Turkell, after merely meeting Gypsy for the first time, he looked me straight in the eye and said "I will make her walk". I believed him and our new adventure began. Everyday, for 10 days, Gypsy was put into the hyperbaric chamber (Dr. Turkell is one of the few vets to have this unit). Next she began daily underwater treadmill therapy, gradually adding acupuncture and laser therapy. We went daily for 30 days, then three times a week and now we are down to twice weekly. She is on various medications when needed, but she is now 13 1/2 years old and she is a happy, healthy, beautiful white German Shepherd, enjoying life with her 14 year old Ridgeback. Shepherd, Kona.
The cost for the surgery was over 6000.00, plus follow ups for therapy. It is three years now rah we have been using Pet Plan insurance, and without it my special girl might not be with me today.--Do I recommend Pet Plan?
You bet I do! Thank you, thank you, thank you Pet Plan.
Today I had a lovely conversation with Katy Hewko and knowing I can always call and have a rule concerned and helpful person available is a plus for me. Thank you Katy--'m sure we'll talk again.