My Bichon Dog Attacked Poor Yoda
In 2014 John and I became Dog owners for the first time. Yoda was such a cute puppy and it did not take long for us to fall in Love with him! We bought him lots of toys, special food, a crate, bedding and organised visits to the vet for injections. We also found an Insurance company and took out Pet Insurance just incase our precious puppy came into harm or developed a condition that needed treatment!
A year went by and besides the routine appointments, Yoda got through his first year, without the need to make any claims. Then, a week after we renewed our Insurance, Yoda was became the victim of a vicious attack.
It was dreadful. John had just walked Sylvia our 7 year old daughter to school and was coming home when two huge boxers jumped their garden gate and came running. My husband had no time to escape. He picked Yoda up as quickly as possible but the dogs managed to attack Yoda’s leg seriously injuring him.
John rushed home and we drove quickly to the Emergency Vets. Yoda needed injections, anesthetic, stitches, A cone and antibiotics. Our poor little Yoda was traumatised. He was frightened and scared and luckily the dogs had not damaged any muscles in his leg. I guess he had a lucky escape.
It was heartbreaking seeing Yoda this way. For the first month he was clingy and anxious. Although the incident was back in November last year, Yoda has changed. He’s not the go lucky happy dog he used to be. Not long after the attack we adopted Casper our second dog and a companion for Yoda and Casper has helped Yoda to be more happy and more himself.
We never expected Yoda to be attacked and never expected the cost that would come with this. We were fortunate enough to have Insurance to cover Yoda’s treatment and as soon as Casper moved in I organised his insurance too!
Insurance does cost a bit each month, but it’s an expense we are prepared to paid to have peace of mind and be able to treat our Dogs should they become seriously unwell or anything dreadful happen. Now we have two dogs, I am thinking of looking for a new insurance plan, one that covers both pets rather than 2 separate policies.
Our Dogs our precious and there is no way I’d not have Pet Insurance for Yoda or Casper. It’s something I’d recommend for every pet owner and something I genuinely believe in.
Have you had a time you needed Insurance for your animal?
I’d love to hear your story!
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