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– Guest Blogger: Danielle Salice
I learned the hard way as many people have about pet insurance. My first Boxer passed from kidney failure at age 4 (I found her wondering on the streets on El Cajon, CA at age 2). Enjoyed her for 2 years before her body started shutting down, and shortly thereafter learned she was born with one kidney and her body was failing her. After several bouts with dialysis, her quality of life was not good and she crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
The cost of her medical bills didn’t matter to me as I was trying to do whatever I could to make her comfortable, and my father was helping me at the time. My second boxer passed at 4.5 (she was a stray on the streets of South Central Los Angeles). When I found her she had nine massive lumps ALL over her and her nipples were hanging down as she just had puppies. Well, a staggering 57 staples and $10K later, I had the nine tumors of stage 2 mass cell tumors removed. She was strong for a year and then her immune system began shutting down. Another $15K to help her before she lost her battle. She was not in any pain, still had energy, was eating and drinking…and one day she went over the Rainbow Bridge. I learned…I NEED TO INVEST IN PET INSURACE should I EVER get another DOG!
AND I DID — the DAY I brought home my boy, Capone!
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TRUST ME!! It will be the BEST money you EVER INVESTED!
Danielle Salice is a pet lover, and Boxer dog aficionado— she has owned three boxers during her adult life (CarlySue, AbbySue and Capone). She also has a penchant for German Shepherds, which was her family’s breed of choice growing up. Danielle is active in the animal welfare industry and currently volunteers at Last Chance at Life, All Breed Rescue and Adoptions. Danielle became a PetFirst Pet Insurance policyholder in 2009 and has been a pet insurance advocate ever since.