Doug Tails – Diary of a Family Dog

A Springers Tale


DougAs a responsible pet owner I always knew we had to get insurance (just like we’d done for our cat) but I never knew the minefield or what we’d have to think about in terms of how or what to get covered. It felt like we need to ask ourselves several questions before going ahead

  • How old will my dog be when he/she dies?
  • How will he/she die?
  • How much am I willing to pay if he/she gets sick?

This is kind of how I felt when I got my new puppy and to be honest it’s the very last thing you want to be thinking about. But it’s the realism of owning an animal; they’re not going to last forever but as the newest member of your family you want to make sure you’re doing what’s best for them and yourself.

A lot of sites suggest you go with what your vets advises or go with what works best in your family financial situations (for practical advice see this site)

You can read as much as you’re able to and ask as many questions but I guess when push comes to shove you’ll do anything for your pet. Luckily, so far Doug has been well and hasn’t had to go to the vets too often (more on this in a later post).

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