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MichG
17-02-2011, 01:21 PM
If so who with and how much?

I am with Petplan for one of my buns (and 2 have the 4 weeks free) but with a lifetime policy it is 10.99 a month. The other 3 aren't insured at all, and I will probably cancel after the 4 weeks free.

Are there any better deals out there?
Do you bother?

GrahamL
17-02-2011, 01:34 PM
Yes, both of mine as i couldnt continually offer emergency vet fees if i didnt.

Gingers going to cost me a lot of money and has already...

chul
17-02-2011, 01:35 PM
I don't currently, but will when I have two, as I couldn't afford very expensive bills. I will use PetPlan.

mattyp
17-02-2011, 01:37 PM
I'm with petplan costs about 200 a year, which is definitely a lot of money, but vet fees for rabbits can easily become enormous!

GrahamL
17-02-2011, 01:38 PM
I'm with petplan costs about 200 a year, which is definitely a lot of money, but vet fees for rabbits can easily become enormous!

:wave:

Ginger's cost me over 400 since October :shock:

Have to agree!

mattyp
17-02-2011, 01:40 PM
:wave:

Ginger's cost me over 400 since October :shock:

Have to agree!

Poor ol' Ginger! She's so young aswell! At least your insurance is proving worthwhile!

JLG
17-02-2011, 01:40 PM
I'm with petplan and my cost 17 a month. I've already had nearly 1000 out of them since May :D

MichG
17-02-2011, 01:53 PM
I am definitely keeping Patch insured, he has cost PetPlan nearly 1500 since December last year!! :shock:

jazzywoo
17-02-2011, 01:59 PM
no i dont but we do have alot of bunnies and its rare when they have to go to the vet and when they do i think the biggest vet bill i had last year was 80 it would probably cost more than that in insurance
i spent alot of money on insurance the first year we had missy dog and it was never used so i think its just better to have money aside for vet bills
but thats just me im sure many of you would be in big money trouble without it so yes i do think it is a good idea for some people ;)

paulinejoe
17-02-2011, 02:00 PM
Yes! Joejoe claimed 1800+ last year and has already racked up about 600+ this month alone :shock: And believe it or not he's not even a typically poorly bunny, he's just had two unfortunate incidents. i couldn't sleep at night if he wasn't insured.

Barn Yard Bunnies
17-02-2011, 02:07 PM
No I dont. I couldn't for my old man now anyway nor my new bunny I expect as she is 5, well we don't have actual ages for either of them.

But my advise is yes insure. My Nancy cost me about 1,700 in 3 years. Well 1,000 of that was because she had her ear ripped off by a fox, she was in an eglu so it could only get her ear. She had to have 2 major operations. She recovered very quickly.

Vets are very very expensive.

nessar
17-02-2011, 02:12 PM
Yeah I've just taken it out, petplan, 8.99 a month for one bunny. My vets is ridiculously cheap, and I doubt I will use it much in the next year. If it was at night or weekends though, an emergency vet can cost a lot, so thats one of the reasons I have got it.

The main reason I have taken it out is because I will be moving next year, and will no longer be able to use a vet that is so cheap, I'll have to start paying consultation charges + treatment which is much more likely to go over the 50 excess. So I am getting it out now BEFORE he gets ill, so there are no exclusions when I need it next year, does that make sense? Bear in mind it wont cover illnesses within the first 14 days as well, so getting it sooner is better than later.

Like all insurance, it provides peace of mind. If you dont use it, it is very expensive, but if you have even one emergency or ongoing condition, you get way more than you pay out.

Colyflower
17-02-2011, 02:13 PM
I've been wondering what to do about this as well as I now have two rabbits. If you can, you can put emergency money aside just in case but I'm terrible at saving, so to be on the safe side I will probably go with Petplan as that is what everyone here has recommended before. I'm waiting for Roo to be neutered (which is tomorrow!) and for them to have their final jabs. I take it that I'll have to have these in place before taking any insurance out?

nessar
17-02-2011, 02:15 PM
I've been wondering what to do about this as well as I now have two rabbits. If you can, you can put emergency money aside just in case but I'm terrible at saving, so to be on the safe side I will probably go with Petplan as that is what everyone here has recommended before. I'm waiting for Roo to be neutered (which is tomorrow!) and for them to have their final jabs. I take it that I'll have to have these in place before taking any insurance out?

You need vaccinations and a teeth check yearly to have them insured, but neutering isn't needed.

Colyflower
17-02-2011, 02:19 PM
Thanks, I had no idea about the teeth.

nessar
17-02-2011, 02:29 PM
Thanks, I had no idea about the teeth.

You can ask them to check his teeth properly during neutering when he is under GA. As for the yearly one after that though, I think people just get the vet to have a quick look when they have their VHD vacc once a year. Either way, the most important thing is to make sure it goes on the bunny's notes that it has been checked, so you have proof.

I dont think any insurance plans cover dental work anyway though.

elis-mum
17-02-2011, 02:36 PM
mine aren't insured but i do have a bank account for the dogs and buns which money goes into every month.
if i need it, it's there, if i don't it keeps adding up in my account and not someone elses.

but in the past i have spent hundreds on vet bills. :(

Colyflower
17-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Thanks, I'll have a read up on their website this evening :D

Roseberry
17-02-2011, 02:44 PM
I am planning to get Flopsy and Bella insured, Petplan seems to come highly recommended. I wish I had got Barney insured before he became ill. Might still be able to. Will I get cover on a existing condition?

nessar
17-02-2011, 02:47 PM
I am planning to get Flopsy and Bella insured, Petplan seems to come highly recommended. I wish I had got Barney insured before he became ill. Might still be able to. Will I get cover on a existing condition?

nope it will be excluded... its best to ring and ask though as with some things they will review it in a few months if it hasnt reoccured.

Jaysmonkey
17-02-2011, 02:48 PM
Nope