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Old 16th March 2011, 10:27 PM   #76
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Which makes me wonder if it's better to go with Pet Plan... I'd hate to have to have our dog put down with an ongoing but managable condition with the right (and possibly expensive) treatment.
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Old 16th March 2011, 10:30 PM   #77
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Pet plan for the win
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Old 17th March 2011, 12:12 AM   #78
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Just to throw another one in the mix- I've heard a lot of good things about Pet Insurance Australia from hardcore doggy people.
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Old 20th March 2011, 12:02 AM   #79
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Just to throw another one in the mix- I've heard a lot of good things about Pet Insurance Australia from hardcore doggy people.
Looks to be the best bang for buck so far, cheers.
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Old 20th March 2011, 10:33 AM   #80
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No probs, good to hear
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Old 20th March 2011, 12:24 PM   #81
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Old 21st March 2011, 8:32 AM   #82
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Looks to be the best bang for buck so far, cheers.
From a bang for buck perspective what did you find they offer that medibank didn't?

PIA and medibank appeared to be exactly the same to me except medibank offered a higher excess.
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Old 21st March 2011, 1:35 PM   #83
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Our RACQ pet insurance covers up to $500 per incident, $50 excess per incident.
No limit on how many times you use it, it just can't be a reoccuring problem.

Have used it 3 times already among 2 dogs, saved a lot of money. ( all things were around $300-$400 each )

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Old 28th April 2011, 12:49 AM   #84
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Finally got it sorted (no excuse, should have done it sooner). Went with pet insurance australia. Seems to be a happy middle ground in regards to price versus coverage... Now to anxiously wait out the next 30 days and hope our little lad doesn't get himself into any medical trouble.
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Old 7th May 2011, 2:25 PM   #85
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IMHO , pet insurance is worth it ..if only they insure bunnies , few years back i got slapped with a $2k Vet bill for my bunnies and one is in need of teeth removal surgery that will set me back another $1k - $1.5k
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Headsup for those looking for insurance. Medibank has changed. They no longer have a $500 excess and they now only cover 80% of the vet bill. If you signed up before the change you are right.

When I went to sign up our second dog I found out, so thinking of changing the second dog to PIA as they now have a $500 excess and 100% unfortunately the premium is a bit more than medibank
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Old 8th May 2011, 10:54 AM   #87
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With Medibank if you also have private health insurance with them you get 10% off your pet's insurance.
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Old 16th May 2011, 3:25 PM   #88
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I think pet insurance is really sensible, you think it would never happen to you, and that it's silly to sign up for, but man i really do wish i took out pet insurance for my puppy.

Little boy black Toy poodle X Pom who was 1 years old when an really shitty circumstance happened. Neeco managed to sneak outside behind my sister through the gate, and 5mins earlier a little young boy who looked 12, was walking a big rotty and a big staffy.. he decided to stop outside out house for idk.. REST or something stupid.

Neeco wondered towards the two dogs sitting on their leashes 15m from my house, and i noticed at the last second, bolted towards him, but the staffy managed to get off the leash (no suprise, the boy was pissweak) and both the staffy and rotty mauled my little toypoodle xpom whos no taller than 30cms, all he wanted was to greet them.

I snatched him out from under them, he was yelping and breathing heavily, bit me because he was in shock, and i knew from that point there was definitely internal damage.

After going to the crappy [redacted] emergency vet, having some so called vet look him over quickly, saying he should be ok, monitor him and gave him a pain killer needle all for $250... I wasn't happy with the exam, i knew he was wrong, took neeco to our proper vet at Albert hospital in springwood, they picked up something on the ultra sound, had to take neeco to Small animal clinic at university queensland at toowong for further treatment.

Turns out after a bunch of surgeries/ultra sounds etc, Neeco has a perfuated intestine that leaked bacteria into his abdomin causing persatusis and pancreatic disease and a ripped up kidney aswell, few puncture holes from where the stupid dogs bit him. Neeco is a fighter, he is a small dog that survived massive operation, I was with him every step of the way.


$5000 later, surgery/ rehab, days in and out of the vet clinic, me inserting painkillers and antibiotic needles, even got to the point where we had NO more money left, mum spent her whole savings for the house and credit card on her low income for neeco to survive. The vets were nice enough to finish the treatment without making us pay..almost had to put him down, and the worst part is, he didnt look like a dieing or sickly dog, he was just unwell inside.

I am newly 18 and left with a $5000 debt because of some vicious dogs who live 2 doors from us and they did not offer any assistant, just a bunch of good for nothing bikey losers.

Wish i got pet insurance.

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Old 16th May 2011, 6:04 PM   #89
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I think pet insurance is really sensible, you think it would never happen to you, and that it's silly to sign up for, but man i really do wish i took out pet insurance for my puppy.
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u didnt sue them?

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Old 16th May 2011, 8:05 PM   #90
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small claims would have done something - Only costs $80. You know, you could still make a claim too.
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