Do any of you carry pet insurance on your dogs. I purchased a basic policy after I got Cali from the Humane Society from a place they recommended. I decided to do this because I have a lot of friends that have spent hundreds of dollars on anything from kidney stone surgery to back surgery and injestion of foreign objects etc..on their pet and I know the costs can add up. So far I have been lucky and have only spent money on a steroid shot for a bad allergic reaction that she had to something. I will do whatever it takes to make sure she stays in good health, but I thought I would try the insurance to be safe. The policy actually covers basic office visits and basic illnesses,surgeries etc.. but nothing pre-existing.
I will probably be taking Cali to the vet tomorrow because I think she might have worms. I always check her stool because we have to pick up our dogs poop and put it in the designated pet receptacles. Of course some people dont do this as I have gotten dog poop on my shoes at night a few times. Anyway, yesterday I noticed what looked like a couple of grains of rice in her poop. I didnt think anything of this because she jumped on the table yesterday when I was out of the room and was eating rice off my plate. Well this morning when I picked up her poop I noticed more rice like things in her poop and a couple of them were moving:eek: She hasnt seemed sick and her appetite is same. No diarrhea or vomiting, but I am sure that is what it must be. I was reading that dogs can spread worms to other dogs or get worms from eating a flea or feces:eek: She is up to date on all of her shots and takes her heart worm medicine once a month. I was actually wondering if this is something that can be passed to me because Cali likes to lick me on the face and mouth in the morning to wake me up.
Anyway Question# 1 - Do any of you have pet insurance and have you ever had to use it?
2 - Have any of your Basenjis ever had worms and what method was used to treat them?