After dealing with an elderly cat suffering from renal disease late in his life I promised myself that if I got another animal I would have pet insurance - I did not want to get the that call that he needed extensive care and feel badly about worrying about the cost and where the money was going to come from to pay for it. I adopted a rescue kitten several months later after Max died. I evaluated several insurance companies and plans before I decide to go with VPI. Sam is just over 2 years old and he has had 3 claims this year to include a surgery for foreign body which turned out to be several feet of sewing thread. All my claims have been processed quickly and to my satisfaction. Who would have thought such a young animal could have produced such a potential financial disaster. I am thankful that I made the decision to purchase pet insurance decison when I did.
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