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pet insurance for an old boy.please help!!

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sweetmonkey Fri 19-Aug-05 13:41:34

i have a gorgeous golden retreiver who is now 10 years old.

he has had numerous problems over the years, mainly bad skin, eye infections and ear infections

took him to the vets last sat for general check up and to get repeat prescription and found out he had testicular cancer. i was v

anyway we took him in wed and they removed the testicles and stuff but the bill was £350

this is without the repeat prescriptions i need to order from the vet (cost of around £200)

basically just trying to find out if any of you have a good insurance plan for yr pet that works

ive just been trying to get quotes and some wont insure dogs over 8 and some wont include pre existing conditions

sorry this is long but if we could get a plan to cover him it would be a great help


sweetmonkey Fri 19-Aug-05 14:14:37


WigWamBam Fri 19-Aug-05 14:23:28

I don't think you'll find anywhere that covers him for a pre-existing condition; that was one of the problems we had with covering our cat. We had insurance with PetPlan for 9 years for her, and they wouldn't pay out on anything because it all got blamed on a pre-existing condition.

Marks and Spencer cover older animals, but they don't cover the pre-existing conditions.

sweetmonkey Fri 19-Aug-05 14:30:55

yeah have looked at that, thanks

thing is we used to have him covered but then they wrote to us saying skin conditions were no longer covered , which was the thing we needed , so we stopped it

thanks anyway

WigWamBam Fri 19-Aug-05 16:04:44

It's a real pain, isn't it. I don't know of any other companies that might be able to help, but bumping this in case someone else does.

Easy Fri 19-Aug-05 16:09:05

I'm afraid you are very unlikely to get any cover now that is worthwhile. You certainly won't get anyone to cover him for existing conditions, and the premiums at his age are going to be pretty high anyway.

All I can suggest is that you open a building soc. account with a small lump sum (say £200), and put in say £30, use that to pay medical bills for him.

Sorry, can't be any more help.

Easy Fri 19-Aug-05 16:09:50

I meant put in £30 per month.

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