Qs about pet insurance and decision on vet(long pls HELP)
- Hi everyone,
I have a 5 yr old kitty, her name is Boo Boo ~4.5 lbs. She was diagnosed
with kidney disease(CRF-Central Renal Failure) and severe heart condition
(HCM-Hypetrophic Cardiomyopathy). I've been taking her to the Animal Medical
Center in NY, but the bills were just to high for me to keep taking her there.
Since they don't have payment options there, nor do they accept third party
billing I found two local veterinary practices that do. Unfortunately I
can't make up my mind who would be a better doctor for my Boo Boo who has a
severe heart condition and kidney disease. I would greatly appreciate if you
guys can help me pick one, I will include some of their services below. Many
of the doctors I called didn't have EKG machine and in my case since Boo Boo
has a severe heart condition i think it is important to find a place that has
EKG. what do you think? Is there a phone number I can call to find out if
these doctors are good or recommended?
I am wondering how the corona hospital can afford all that up-to date medical
equipment, keeping in mind that there is only one vet. I spoke to the
women, she was nice to me and said she would help in anyway that she can.
Anyway, I like both these places not sure which to go with it. The North
shore place doesn't make house calls and doesn't have in labs....Anyway,
please help me, let me know which you would go with for your pet.
North Shore Animal Hospital
21214 northern Blv /bayside NY
4 vets mon-thur 10-8pm, fri 10-6, sat 9-5, sun 11-12 & 2-4pm,
One doc is open to holistic
no house calls
no in labs
Corona Heights Animal Health
10601 Corona Ave Flushing NY
one doctor(female) mon-sun 4-9pm
has EKG machine
open to house calls
practices only conventional
Also, ever since my kitty got diagnosed with CRf and HCM, I 've been worried
about my other two pets. My 2 yr old ca and 3 yr old dog. I am thinking
about getting health insurance for them (petinsurance.com). I know cats
don't need yearly vaccines from reading a lot, but do dogs?
This pet insurance company has a vaccination and routine care coverage annual
benifits allowance that gives annual benefit allowance for yearly
vaccinations, yearly fecal test, deworming, heartworm test, heart medicine,
Since the yearly vaccines are required by law, should I enroll him in the
are there benefits to that?
does anybody use pet insurance?
Please help me decide if I should enroll my pets or not.
Thank You so much!
-Irina and Boo Boo
URL to My Boo Boo's site !