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General dog chat / Insurance Update
« on: Jul 24, 2019, 10:07 »
I don't know if this will help others but please everyone, read the small print on your cover documents. My excess was £150 and then they didn't pay the first 25 per cent of each bill also. Basically they didn't even pay half of each claim. My schnauzer ended up with pancreatitis, diabetes, double pneumonia, an ear infection, and eventually we were told he had leukemia. He was eating but losing weight. We had to put him to sleep as we couldn't watch him suffer. There should have been a death payment but I was then told that they only paid that if my dog had died in an accident. Apparently they can't possibly pay for every sick dog that dies. Our other 3 dogs are with this company also but they are too old to be taken on by another company.

Feeding dogs with health problems / Diabetes
« on: Jun 17, 2019, 11:15 »
Is anyone with a diabetic dog using their own blood sugar monitor and testing at home?

General dog chat / Re: Insurance!!
« on: Feb 28, 2019, 09:25 »
My problem is that we have 4 dogs. In December my premium doubled for the 2 eight year old dogs to £32 per month. This will happen to the 7 year old this December I presume. The other dog is 4. I got an email at 6 am this morning to say my premium for Bentley, the diabetic dog was now £38!!! Can they do this?? I made my first claim ever last week!

General dog chat / Re: Insurance!!
« on: Feb 26, 2019, 17:54 »
Thanks for the replies. I think that I should have just put money aside each month as insurers can't be trusted. My policy says hospital fees up to £1,250 and vet fees up to £5,000 yet they won't pay £780!! Now I've discovered i can't cancel for my other 3 dogs until the end of the contract - December! This is so stressful on top of managing a sick dog.

General dog chat / Insurance!!
« on: Feb 25, 2019, 17:26 »
Hi everyone. My dog has just been diagnosed with pancreatitis and diabetes. Of course my insurance company is only paying half the cost to date so I owe about £300 plus I've already paid the excess - £150 and I am also paying the monthly cost of £32 for each of my 4 dogs now that they are 8 years old. Can anyone recommend a good pet insurer??

Introductions / Re: New and worried
« on: Feb 22, 2019, 11:41 »
Will do. Thanks again

Introductions / Re: New and worried
« on: Feb 22, 2019, 10:03 »
Thanks again. I will look into that

Introductions / Re: New and worried
« on: Feb 22, 2019, 09:13 »
Good morning Dottie and thanks for the quick response! We worked out ourselves that Bentley had an intolerance to fatty foods - we used to give the 3 dogs sausages on occasion - he was always sick afterwards and the same if we have him fish in oil. He was constantly at the vet with vomiting at that stage but no one suggested we look at his diet - they just gave antibiotics and we paid. I now think he had pancreatitis all along. This last attack happened I think because the mince steak had 12 per cent fat - we buy the 5 per cent for ourselves. We seem to be getting the diabetes stabilised now so I won't see the vet till next Thursday to ask if the pancreatitis is chronic. I will certainly read the threads you have suggested. Expense is a consideration also in buying food since we have 4 dogs!

Introductions / New and worried
« on: Feb 21, 2019, 20:57 »
 Hi, I'm the owner of 3 miniature schnauzers and 1 Hungarian Vizsla. One of my schnauzers has just been diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatitis. I am in shock. We have been feeding them with chicken, fish, mince steak, vegetables, pasta and rice but now this is not feasible for Bentley. He has lost some weight, he's 7.1kgs. The vet has given me Royal Canin - why do they all promote it??? I don't want to keep him on that food once he's stabilised. I would really appreciate some advice about the best dry feed for the poor wee soul.

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