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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    We have good news. and more hope. and a LOT of debt to go with it
    Pohm has been accepted for a consult with vet that does this on payment plan. We are going in at 12.30 today.
    Heaps of Good Luck Wishes for the vet visit today.


    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    And for anyone that has pet insurance in Australia, who has claim experience, as opposed to just paying the monthly fee. Are there any recommendations? or suggestions of who is good at paying up promptly on claim, who to avoid.

    Whilst its too late for Pohm, i realise that Brian is another large breed, and keen to get insurance for him. Before 'pre existing conditions' are found if any.
    Some links for you regarding - Pet Insurance:

    Pet Insurance – Information On Pet Care And Insurance Plans | Compare Interest Rates, Home Loans, Credit Cards, Insurance, Savings Accounts - Canstar

    Get The Best Pet Insurance in Australia. | Top 10 Pet Insurance

    Pet Insurance Australia, Dog Insurance, Pet Health Insurance

    Also check your home and contents policy – you may be surprised to find that your pets have some coverage within the policy. It may not be much and may be affected by the excess attached to the policy - but have a look anyway.

    Home & Contents Insurance - Hints & Tips | Compare Interest Rates, Home Loans, Credit Cards, Insurance, Savings Accounts - Canstar

    I use Canstar all the time when looking at renewing insurance and loans. There is a lot of really good information on the site.
    Good Luck !smiley-eatdrink004.gif

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    Wioohoo!
    Pohm goes in for her operation on 28th August. (Next available slot)
    She has sufficient pain meds to keep her pain free. But we are changing to something that will slightly sedate her. As there is not sign of sedation in her current dose, so it is going up a little. Im fine with this.

    Im shaking my head at only 1 cup of kibble. Deary me, poor pohm!
    she's on a diet.
    I can fill her up with veg though. So i will be using hospital boiled veg again. Excellent, plenty on hand of that stuff for free.

    On the way home, she was more relaxed. As was I. Im sure there is a link there.
    Plenty of TLC, rest, and slow walks on lead. For toilet breaks.

    Post surgery, a month of restriction coming her way.
    some cephalexin (something like that?) injection course. anyone got any links?
    Id like to read up on that. I dont trust vets anymore.

    So, she has a great outcome, and a long future to look forward to. Perhaps a little more water exercise than land? dunno yet.
    Im very relieved, and hope tomorrow will be day one of no pounding headache from stress

    In 1wk of no exercise, her toenails have grown to the point i can cut them for the first time in 2yrs! and looking glossy and seal like lol. Hence diet coming her way. I feel such a hypocrite.

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    Bernie
    I am so glad that you and Pohm have Found a vet to help.

    Wishing Pohm all the best and a speedy recovery.

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    Cephalexin is an antibiotic. Very safe. Common post op, especially with a large wound that stays open for a while or a surgery into joints etc.

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    I am so happy you found a solution!!! Well done for not giving up.
    We are with Medibank and found them so far excellent. They have paid for Hooch to have his surgery and every other claim we had.
    I only have limited experience as we have only had Hooch for a year but so far they have been really good.
    Hope that helps.

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    Great news Bernie now the date is set
    Such a weight off your mind.

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    I personally think pet insurance is a scam. I reckon you're better of putting your monthly premiums into a seperate high interest account and paying yourself when and if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    I personally think pet insurance is a scam. I reckon you're better of putting your monthly premiums into a seperate high interest account and paying yourself when and if necessary.
    I hear you but I am ahead at this point and very glad I paid it. I will re evaluate as time goes by. The insurance companies ,make their money by weighting it in their own favour. Much like gambling I suspect.

    I am winning at the moment but the streak could end

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    So very happy for your news for Pohm.

    I insured Maxi with medibank private - after the fact (Double luxating patella op) around 2800 later . Just wanted to be on the covered side as his breed is prone to that MVD (heart condition) wanting to make sure he can get the best care if ever needed. Haven't attempted to claim for the minor incidences like the eating things we shouldn't that have resulted in vet visits and out of pocket expenses of a few hundred or more.
    “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
    ― Charles M. Schulz

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    YAY!!!!

    So very happy for you and your family Bernie, and extra pleased that Pohm is comfortable in the meantime. Very good post to see indeed

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