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Kittens and Insurance

Friday, October 28, 2011

In NZ it is not usual to get pet insurance. Hell it isn't even really necessary to get health insurance for yourself!!

I just applied for medical insurance for my accident prone kittys. I am also considering keeping them inside ALL the time (again not really necessary in NZ).

We have just recovered from the last abcess induced confinement in one kitten and then the next had to be taken to kitty hospital this arvo with a suspected dislocated/broken hip.

It turned out to be....yep you guessed it - another cat bite wound!! This time he had a HUGE swelling on his back (bad enough for it to be thought to be broken etc) and the highest temp the vet had seen in a long while! They immediately sedated him, x-rayed him and shaved him - really wish they had done it the other way round for my bank accounts sake - and found a single puncture wound and a whole lotta swelling! They think that my babies are attacking each other but I have NEVER seen them fight - playfight sure but not seriously.

There are other cats who hang around and often my two come crashing through the cat door with tails almost bigger than their bodies so I'm pretty sure there is another cat who must be biting them - but how do you know?? And what do you do??

At approx $350-$500 a visit this is getting TOO PRICEY. I am getting pet insurance for $7.31 a month which covers surgical procedures up to $1500. This seems pretty good to me but in a country where pet insurance is not the norm it seems like a lot.

Why am I writing all this here on SP?

Because it all went down at dinner time and we got McD's on the way home instead of the planned meal - and then I comfort ate 2 banana choc chip muffins from the freezer stash and went over on my calories AND got no study done this afternoon.

I am setting the reset button.


I am getting up early to run tomorrow.
I will eat well for my body and brain.
I will drink many bottles of fresh water.
I will study and learn for my final exam.
I will give my damn cat his expensive meds.
I will cuddle him and love him and his bro and buy the damn pet insurance.

I am looking forward to tomorrow now!
Thanks for letting me blurgh it out all over the show SPers - YOU ROCK!!
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  • no profile photo CD5575543
    That is a good cost on the insurance. But keeping the cats inside really takes the chance of getting hurt out of the picture which would be best for them.

    I do like reset buttons. emoticon
    3489 days ago
    Poor kittehs!!! It sounds to me like it's definitely other cats - brothers don't bite each other like that. :( I agree a million times over about getting pet insurance. As for letting them outside - that's a tough spot. We let ours outside but only supervised, but that's b/c it's not possible for them to be indoor/outdoor where we live. Well it is, and there are a lot of indoor/outdoor cats that live on our street, but they're dumb and are going to get run over - their instincts are sh1t. LOL So yeah, I guess it depends how often they're getting hurt. They'll likely pout and whine at you for not letting them out, but if this is happening often then maybe it's for the best. XOXO

    Good on you for resetting and good on you for moving past it. XOXO
    3489 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2011 12:48:53 PM
    Insurance is a good idea, that's much less than here in the U.S. I've looked into it for my dog and it was very costly. I wonder if they would adjust to being indoors, that would be good too. Good luck with them and your reset.
    3489 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5128667
    Isn't the "reset button" GREAT?

    Hang in there!

    3489 days ago
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