Having a Pet Insurance Plan Will Make Life Easier Down The Road

Imagine you have just bought a puppy. After you’ve trained it to learn a few simple tricks, guided it through house training, and really integrated it into your life, how would you feel if you came back from work and found him hurt or very ill?

Let’s say you found out that he ate something unsuitable and needed a visit to the vet, but the bill would be outrageous. Would you look at your puppy, decide to keep the money and just leave it to face the consequences of not receiving any medical care? Even though it sounds outlandish, this is a sadly common and possible scenario when you choose to have a pet without insurance.

To avoid a case like the one described above, it is always advisable to have a health plan  – pet insurance plans can provide protection for your dog or cat, and peace of mind for you.

1. A pet insurance plan gives you assurance

Disasters strike at the most unexpected of times. Your pet may need help from a specialist or a vet when you don’t have the money set aside. Fixing them up may plunge you into debt or take money from another essential need. In fact, it may not even be possible to pay for your pet’s needs with your savings. A pet insurance plan relieves you from such complicated situations since it requires just a simple and relatively small payment once a month to get the coverage you need when disaster hits.

2.Pets can easily get injured

Puppies and kittens, especially, are extremely playful and curious; at times they can even get themselves into dangerous situations. This behavior can quickly cause injuries. Mature pets are not an exception either, and they have more health-related problems to take care of. If your pet is a problem animal, like many small dogs can end up becoming, you may even find that your pet starts fights with other, bigger dogs. Each of these problems is a potential for major cash expenditures when you don’t have an insurance plan.

3. It makes pet care an easy line item in your budget

You can choose when you wish to be making payments for the insurance. You can choose monthly, quarterly, or even semi-annually payments to simplify your expenditures. It helps you plan your finances and turns something that can be an unpredictable problem into a very simple expense that you add into your budget.

4. It eliminates tough decisions about your pet’s health

Making tough decisions when it comes to your pet’s health can be difficult. Not having the money to pay for a major surgery that can save your pet’s limb or even its life is something that you don’t want to experience. Having pet insurance to take care of simple problems like this can really go a long way to making you feel better about owning a pet, and will let you enjoy your time with your new dog or cat.

Don’t make the easy, ‘cheap’ choice and forego pet insurance. There is a chance that you may save money by not having it, but you’re also gambling with the life of your pet. If you’re still undecided, here’s a take on the need for pet insurance from a vet.

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These Zombie Pets are completely adorable, they are a cuddly, cute way to entertain your Zombie loving kids without the dramatic blood and creepy looking figures. Seriously. My youngest enjoys talking a good game about Zombies but in all reality he would much prefer a snuggle Zombie instead of a real scary Zombie – he scares easily.

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Bulls-i-Toy has nailed this toy perfectly, it’s cute but not too cute and soft for your young Zombie fan. Each Zombie Pet, there are 8 total, come with access to the Zombie Pets app which is available in Google Play and iTunes. Whatever your device is Zombie Pets app may be enjoyed by your children alongside their cuddly pet.

How Do Zombie Pets Work?

Each Zombie Pet comes with a QR code that can be scanned into your device to reanimate the Zombie Pet your child has. There is also a Fun Pack sold separately from the Zombie Pets that includes three sticker cards, one pop-up, one cling and a power-up coin which offer a value of $2, $4 or $6 of additional app play.

Zombie Pets app will encourage your child’s imagination and creativity with age-appropriate content in this online gaming environment. There are 8 Zombie Pets available for purchase, prices vary but you can see on Amazon.com a list of Zombie Pets with different price ranges to give the gift of fun this holiday season.

  • Rodney Hoppenstien – Armed with ears that slice, dice and cut through anything, Dr. Stan’s right-hand rabbit takes on the toughest missions against Boris’s minions.
  • Nigel Hitchsquawk – Dr. Stan’s dead-eye in the sky is a stealth bomber, making a mess of Boris’s evil army by dropping homemade “presents” from above.
  • Baxter Were-Woof – This loyal but mouthy hound uses his vice-like jaws and slippery slobber to subdue even the toughest adversary.
  • Buttercup Caponey - Dr. Stan’s trusty mare has a wild side. Her lethal buck-and-split combination strikes fear into enemies.
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Pets of any Breed will Benefit from FlexPet for Their Joint Solutions

Pet owners who are seeing their animals lose interest in playing, having a hard time getting started in the morning or feeling uncomfortable when you try to pet them, may have an animal that is suffering from pet arthritis. Animals lose their desire
to exercise when they have join pain and end up becoming overweight and even obese.


FlexPet has a special compound known as CM8 that is an all-natural formula to help pets with joint pain. Any breed of dog, cat or other animals can benefit from taking FlexPet on a daily routine. The CM8 complex will nourish the cartilage, lubricate the joints with vital fluids and support the joints to give the animal better mobility. CM8 is only found in FlexPet and is clinically proven to help your pet with all kinds of joint disorders.

People who are giving their pets over the counter aspirin are only dampening the pain and not treating the animal’s arthritis. Steroid medications can also cause ulcers, vomiting, kidney and liver problems and excessive urination in animals. People are educating themselves as to how FlexPet can help with dog joint solution, mobility and increase the energy in their pets. FlexPet with CM8 is an all-natural supplement that will give your pet special herbs and nutrients to the tissues, bones and joints. The chewable treats have a good taste and have no side effects to the pet. The supplements will strengthen your animals bone system, boost the immune system, and remove toxins from your animals. Your pet will become more active and be able to maintain a balanced weight with the right minerals, amino acids vitamins and other nutrients for strong muscles and bones found in FlexPet.

The chewable joint health tablets have no Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and are completely safe for all kinds of breeds. There are no artificial flavors, colors or harmful chemicals. The tables come in a 60 count and can be found here for more information and ordering. The major ingredient, (CM8) or Cetyl Myristoleate reduces inflammation in the entire body and helps to lubricate the muscles and joints in the animal. Dogs and cats love the chewable tablets, which makes it easy to give to the animal.

The 60 tablets will last a month or longer, depending on the size of your animal. It is recommended that the animals be given the tablets as treats for at least two months. You should see great improvement in your animal’s morning movements becoming easy to get up and they will become quicker to go out and play. The pet should show signs of walking better and being able to get up and around quicker. The dogs and cats coats will become healthier and their skin will be healthier.

$50 Gift Card Winners from IAMS Pet Post Conversation

Pug IAMS BandanaI just loved having a giveaway sponsored by IAMS which engaged a conversation around the topic of how you keep your pet healthy and how your pet has changed your family life. The stories shared were so heartfelt and I just loved reading them, I hope that you will visit the blog post and read more of the stories that were shared.

Sadly I can only give away five $50 gift cards as stated in the previous giveaway post. So using Random.org I have the 5 winners of the $50 gift card and wish to share their story with you in this winner announcement post —

1) Mami2jcn

We adopted our miniature poodle Cocoa last spring and our kids have learned to play more gently since we’ve had him. Our 9 year old has also learned some responsibility by being in charge of walking him (I come along for the walk as well, but my son holds the leash). We work hard to give Cocoa plenty of exercise, grooming, playtime, and love to keep him healthy.

2) erin

My dog has that rib thing too – it also made me worry about her weight. But I asked the vet and they said she was a PERFECT weight and what I saw was a floating rib. Some dogs just have it more prominently than others.

That is GREAT you adopted. We adopted our third dog, Kronk, from Animal Control. We rescued our first family dog too, who passed away last year. Sookie we purchased.

As for the happy healthy pet – we do pet playdates. LOL. That counts, right? Dogs are furry kids, right? So they need play dates too! My first dog, the one who passed away, LOVED my mom’s dog and vice versa. Without a doubt they were BFFs and so excited to see each other all the time. My sister got a new puppy, a German Shepherd, and my Kronk LOVES playing with that pup. They both have the same amount of energy. And then there are two other dogs in the play dates, as well. My Sookie and my sisters other dog Lola. I don’t think Lola has a BFF, though, in the group, although sometimes Kronk can entice her to play. And Sookie loves Kronk and get jealous when he plays with other dogs. But overall, the playdates are good socially for all of them.

3) Margaret Smith

Having pets has encouraged my family and I to be more active. We play with our pets, walk them daily and socialize more because of our pets. I really feel that my kids also has learned patience and understanding and compassion, because of our pets.

4) Amy Orvin

I have 2 dogs, 4 cats and 2 sugar gliders. They are all rescues and are indoors only. I take the dogs and cats to the vet annually or as needed to insure them a healthy, long life. They all get plenty of great food and exercise daily. Even the sugar gliders have a giant wheel in their cage to run on. They truly have changed my life in many ways. They provide me with companionship and love unconditionally that humans just do not provide. I am so thankful for each of them in my life!

5) Laurie Emerson

I work hard at giving and keeping our dog in a healthy lifestyle by always making sure that he has all of his shots each year. I also feed him foods which I know are nutritious for him and help to give him a long and healthy life. Our dog Rusty has changed my life in so many ways, especially when it comes to my son. Our son is Autistic and has trouble expressing himself, especially when it comes to speech. He is so shy and self-conscious that no matter how hard we tried he shied away from talking to others. We decided to get a dog so we went to the local shelter where our son picked out Rusty. They fell in love with other the minute they met as each recognized the shyness in each other. Since Rusty our son talks to not only him but also others as Rusty has brought out his confidence in himself and our son has brought out the love and trust in Rusty. Rusty has changed our lives forever.

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A Trip To the Pet Store

I am thankful that my children love animals so much but also understand the responsibility that comes when having a pet. You see, I took in pets in the past that I simply could not keep. Whether it was due to moving to a new place where pets were under no circumstances allowed or taking in a pure bred black lab puppy only to find out a puppy and two boys in diapers was not going to work out, I have learned that I will never again take in a pet without having the long term, life long commitment to that animal. Through sharing my experiences, I have taught my children the commitment a pet takes on, so that they understand why I say no to having anymore pets at this time in our lives.

My children still enjoy visiting the pet store, it’s usually my youngest who would rather visit the pet store just to walk around for a couple of hours versus my older two, but since there was no school last week and we had to find something to do, the pet store made sense. First we visited the reptile center to look at the snakes, bearded dragons and spiders. Next up was the bird room where this large white talking breed of bird was trying like hell to get on my shoulder. I wanted to take that bird home, but of course I can not have anymore pets at this time and really am not interested in a bird, talking or not.

Next up was my little ones favorite area, the turtle and fish part of the pet store. This kid really wants a pet turtle, ever since his betta fish, Porky, died, he has had his mind set that someday he will have a pet turtle to love and care for. We walked around the fish area and then ended back at the turtle section again, where they were about to be fed. The pet store dude was like “you may want to step back if you are squeamish” and I was all confused, but then saw him toss a fish into the turtle tank.

The boys were in awe, they said “boy that is AWESOME” while they watched this red eared slider turtle devour a fish. He ripped it to shreds but first swam around with it hanging out of it’s mouth as to try to keep it away from the other turtles. My sons sat there for about forty minutes watching this whole process of turtles biting the turtle with the fish, attempting to kidnap that fish food from the original turtle and watched and watched until finally the big turtle ate the whole fish.

The boys said “look there is it’s guts” and “look there is it’s blood”, all admiring of the fact that this poor fish was half eaten up by the big turtle. They loved every moment of it and that is when I promptly looked up at the pet store dude and said “you were worried about them being squeamish? I think I may be a bit squeamish, never-mind them!”


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