Taking out pet insurance the minute you get your new pet is probably the smartest move you can make. The “it will never happen to me” strategy doesn’t work when it comes to pets. Their inquisitive natures can have you needing that coverage sooner than you thought.
Thinking you will only ever need the pet insurance if your pet gets sick or needs a serious operation is very narrow minded, pets can get themselves into the strangest of situations and can cost a fortune in vet bills when you least expect it.
The family, who were enjoying their Christmas, never dreamed their beautiful sparkling Christmas tree could cause so much chaos. Their little tabby cat thought the tree was great; this resulted in severe burns and electrocution. Vets are expensive at the best of times, but on Christmas day, they were so lucky they had their policy in place.
Although cats seem to make the weirdest claims often, dogs aren’t far off with one pooch so engrossed in chasing a squirrel he ran straight into a wheelbarrow in the garden, resulting in broken bones and a punctured lung. Another family dog found chasing the cat too hard to resist, even when kitty jumped over the spiked fence, leaving the dog impaled. There is no way you could ever anticipate any of these accidents happening; pet insurance can be a blessing at this stage.
One of the weirdest pet insurance claims has to be the cat that ran into a glass patio door after being spooked by a dog on the television. This poor furry friend landed up at the vets. Another cat was laid out on the window sill soaking up some sun, when she got a fright and sprang upright; unfortunately what goes up must come down and she hit the window ledge on her way down breaking two paws. Imagine trying to explain yourself on those pet insurance claim forms?
A friendly kitty decided the warmest place was the tumble dryer, though after a full cycle she was rushed to the vet and will probably never decide it’s a good idea again. But to top that off the Yorkshire terrier who decided a snack was in order and climbed into the refrigerator, won’t be doing that in a hurry after spending days at the vet suffering from hypothermia.
It just goes to show that you can never know what your pet will get up to and no matter how good a pet owner you are, accidents can happen and having the right pet insurance to protect yourself can be a blessing.
One of the funniest claims has to be the dog who decided running around a tree over and over was great fun. Maybe he got dizzy or maybe he misjudged it but he ran straight into the tree resulting in lacerations, which had him off to the vet.
The best of all the weirdest pet insurance claims has to be the one that was filed in New York by a pet owner who decided to walk their beloved small dog in very icy conditions. The owner slipped on the ice and fell on their pooch, resulting in a very embarrassed owner and a pooch with a broken leg.