My Precious 13-year-old Baby, Zazu, started vomiting on September 30, 2010. By 2:30 AM on October 1st, he had vomited seven times. My husband and I knew that something wasn’t right, so we took him to the Animal Emergency Room in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was admitted on an emergency basis but transferred over to the Internal Medicine Department when that department came in at 8:00 AM. After an extensive examination, My Precious Zazu was diagnosed as having an aneurysm. We had two choices: we could try to treat it with medication (which was not recommended), or he could have a very risky emergency surgery. Because of where the aneurysm was, My Baby could have died on the operating table. Nevertheless, we chose the surgery because his situation was dire either way. Thankfully, Zazu’s surgery was a success!
Although, Zazu’s health was priority to us, paying for the expensive care was a concern. Earlier this year, I received some information in the mail about ASPCA Pet Insurance. I did a lot of research and decided to take advantage of the Free-Trial Period. Then, I signed up four of my Babies. And, today, I am so thankful that I did.
We had to pay for Zazu’s care upfront (which has totaled close to $7000.00); but, once I submitted the medical claims, ASPCA Insurance promptly sent reimbursement checks to me. After the $100.00 deductible, I received 80% of the standard fees for my area. And, I can assure you that the 80% was very helpful.