I am a retired teacher and also have a part time job. I have two cocker spaniels Hannah and Gabriel - they are my children. Since my income is limited now, my boss jokingly mentioned that I should have insurance on my cockers. She had a point though, so I started checking into it. My first choice was VPI, but they no longer issued policies for dogs over 10. Hannah, my oldest, just turned 10. So I had to keep searching.
I am a big fan of Dr. Shawn Messonnier, DVM. While I was searching his website for information oneday, I noticed he highly recommended Pets Best Insurance. If he recommended it, then it had to be good. I got policies for both Hannah and Gabriel.
Neither one of them have ever had any serious health issues until December 2009. I came home from work one afternoon to take them both outside and Hannah didn't seem to want to get up. I helped her up and she started crying, so I knew something was wrong. I thought maybe she hurt her leg, but when I got her to the vet, it was determined that she had a back problem. My vet wanted to keep her for about a week and treat her with dexamethasone injections. The week had gone by and I called on that Saturday thinking I was going to be able to take her home. That was not the news I heard. I was told she collapsed - her red blood count and platelet level dropped drastically low. She was diagnosed with Autoimmune Anemia and Thrombocytopenia. She was given a blood transfusion and high doses of Prednisone an
American Cocker Spaniel