Considering Pet Insurance?

The Pet Mechanic recommends pet insurance to all our clients, especially the new puppies and kittens. The best way to get a great deal on your pet insurance is to insure your furry friend when they’re young and haven’t yet developed any health issues. Pet insurance can help by offsetting some or most of the costs of diagnosing, treating and managing your pet’s illness or injury.

Pet insurance isn’t for everyone, and there’s no magic formula that will tell you if it’s right for you and your pet. If you’re considering pet insurance, we’re here to help you sort through your options.  Please consider the following testimonials:

Aron Schweitzer’s dog, Uni, loves to monkey around. But the champion Rhodesian ridgeback took it a step too far when she ate a bottle of Gorilla Glue right after dinner. After an overnight stay at the emergency hospital, the glue-kibble mass made its way through her system, averting the need for surgery. Needless to say, Aron was glad Uni was covered. "I guess unless you actually have an emergency with a dog or a cat you have no idea how expensive veterinary bills can be."
Aron Schweitzer & Uni
SAVED $3,733
When marathoner Dari Passarello noticed that her golden retriever, Riley, had a slight limp, she never imagined that her favorite running partner would end up needing surgery for advanced arthritis—at the young age of 4. Thanks to my insurance, "the only thing I needed to focus on was getting my dog better," says Dari. "It provides you with a level of comfort knowing that you're going to be able to do the best that you can for your animal without cost being a consideration."
Dari Passarello & Riley
SAVED $14,251
From bee stings to ACL injuries to running into a car (yes, you read that right), Misty, a South African boerboel, has become a familiar face at the veterinarian's office. That's why Sean and Irene Krohn are glad they signed up for pet insurance through Sean's employer. Sean says it was "the best decision I've made." He adds with a laugh, "The insurance helped us not to have to get an extra job."
Sean, Irene & Misty Krohn
SAVED $10,583

Pet Insurance Providers

Ultimately its your decision whether or not to buy, what coverage to choose, and from what company. There are consumer websites that compare features and costs of pet insurance, and/or offer reviews, and you might find these helpful.

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If you find that Pet Insurance isn’t for you, The Pet Mechanic also accepts CareCredit.  The biggest perk of using a CareCredit card at the vet instead of swiping a regular credit card is the fact that, depending on the time it takes to pay off the purchase amount, the cardholder may never have to pay interest. CareCredit may be an affordable alternative to Pet Insurance that allows you to get the care your pet needs without needing to pay a large sum upfront and out of pocket. 

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Anyone with pets knows that veterinary care can be necessary, unexpected, and expensive. Costs can also vary depending on the pet, the needed procedure, and other unpredictable factors.  Having a safety net such as insurance or credit gives you peace of mind that when the unthinkable happens you don’t have to think twice about doing what is medically needed for your four legged family member.