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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pet insurance as a corporate benefit

As I had written in this post a few months back, we had decided to insure Waldo after our experiences with Watson's vet bills. Today, I saw this interesting article about companies that offer pet insurance as an employee benefit.

Even more interesting was this statistic from the article: "Pet insurance is still relatively rare, with only about 2 percent of pets in the United States insured." I am such an advocate of pet insurance knowing how expensive cancer treatments can be. If you don't have your pet insured, please check into it!


Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

I think that's a great idea. There are so many pet-owners in the workplace that things like this, dog-friendly offices, 'peternity' leave, and other such benefits have to be a good idea...

I like the look of your cookies!

Melisa said...

I TOTALLY insured Roxie after all the stuff we went through with Bijoux/the real Ruby. It's quite reasonable, and I got the rider that pays for the majority of her annual checkup and shots.

When she (Roxie) was a wee pup (about 8 mos) she bit through an extension cord and electrocuted herself. (That's a story for another day) A month or two later, she got skunked. (not that you need med attention for a skunking, but I figured this dog would definitely put me through the paces!) I signed her up for the insurance shortly after.

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