October 12, 2011
My Sweet Sushi-Pie
My sweet pup Sushi had to have surgery on her back right paw. She fractured all the bones from falling the other night and landing on it all wrong.
We are looking into getting some pet insurance because her surgery was quite pricey. In fact, I could kick myself for not having any pet insurance in the first place.
Now we are looking for some pet insurance companies that our vet, ER and animal hospital use. Even though what happened to Sushi is considered pre-existing at least from here on out we can get her well checkups, meds and services discounted.
If in the future there is ever another accident we’ll be able to get her the help she needs without breaking the bank.
Her surgery went well yesterday. She had some plates inserted into her paw to fix the fractures. She’ll be in a splint for the next two months. We’ll have to limit her activity and I will be keeping her close so she doesn’t over exert herself.
Six months from now we’ll re-evaluate with the animal hospital to see if they will need to go back in and remove the metal plates.
If you have a dog or cat you may want to consider getting some pet insurance because you never can tell what the future will hold. Accidents can happen and you’ll want to be prepared if and when they do.