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 :dance: :dance:  We're all partying with you!  :dance: :dance:
That's so good to hear.  I'm so very happy for Tizer and your family.  What great news to start off the weekend!!!!! :cheer:

We have got the results back early. It is fantastic news it was a Benign tumor, the quick growth was down to an Abscess on the Tumor. The vet said it was a strange one because how the Abscess grew on it over top so to speak.  So we have the all clear, just got to keep her still so the wound can heal.. Thank you all so very much for all your support, wishes and prayers... It means the world to us...

 :dance: :dance: Now I'm going to party like its 1999  :dance: :dance:
General Boxer Chat / Re: Pet Insurance
« Last post by RockysMum on Today at 01:13:25 AM »
The scope of coverage, benefits and limits varies so much not only from company to company but from one plan to another. For example, VPI who has rebranded as Nationwide has plans for $10-$15 per month and they pay according to a benefits schedule thatís preset and wonít reimburse much and only cover accidents and illnesses. Then they have a plan, I think itís called whole pet or whole pet with wellness, which covers 90% of all vet bills and offers full genetic health coverage, etc.

Just like you mentioned with your friend and her dog thatís suffering from a tumor, pet insurance is a bet on the future. Itís insurance against unexpected health problems. Personally, since boxers have a lot of major hereditary health problems (Iíll add a list to the end of my reply) any of which can cost $5,000, $10k or even $20k and higher Iíd rather pay $40-$70 per month than take a chance and be forced to choose between putting my dog down or paying thousands out of pocket at the time of treatment.

While some plans donít cover genetic stuff the most popular major ones do. These are healthy paws, embrace, petplan and trupanion. There may be others but those I know for sure. They all offer similar coverage but also their coverage varies on reimbursements, copays, limits and nitty gritty genetic coverage details. I found a chart that compares them in a format that was really easy for me to understand. Iíll add that to the end of my reply for you too.

Accidents are covered, teeth are usually not covered unless it's something like an accident that causes major injury to the mouth or teeth depends on your insurer though. There are plans for just injury related, wellness care, and every full plan from the providers I mentioned covers cancer, tumors, etc. . I know that what pet insurance doesn't cover are pre existing conditions that occur before coverage begins, even if they haven't been formally diagnosed. It's hard to say whether or not you would need it sometimes so it depends on your judgement whether its worth it for you and your family and if you can afford to pay out of pocket.

I realized before I adopted Rocky that his likelihood of health problems was too high for me to risk it and since heís adopted I really donít have much of his past. Iím still trying to research more about it for Rocky before anything happens and see what different plans can cover him. I plan on running my findings by my vet and let you all know how it goes! Seems like there's a lot of mixed feelings whether insurance is worth it or not best answer Iíve found is maybe, it depends on your situation and your dogís unique health risks.
General Boxer Chat / Re: I should...
« Last post by grkline on Today at 12:59:03 AM »
She's a tigger to me.
Boxer Food and Health Issues / Re: Redemption update!
« Last post by Redemption on April 29, 2016, 10:02:09 PM »
Well I had a more extensive blood panel done on my boy and it has revealed that Redemptions liver is also damaged. He starts tomorrow taking a supplement that is suppose to help liver function. He is feeling better thought with his other supplements he is playing like a goofy pup. I also got him on Nexguard and in one dose his mange has cleared up. My vet is hopeful that with the improvements I have seen with the renafood and immuplex I should see improvements with his liver supplements and we wont be able to heal his liver or kidneys completely but we can give my boy a good life.
Boxer Training and Behavior Issues / Re: HELP PLEASE
« Last post by Redemption on April 29, 2016, 09:54:03 PM »
Most Goldens are known as land sharks when I decided to get one I joined a forum and was told repeatedly that I would be bite up to no end. When I got BaWaaJige he never bit me once. I called the breeder and was asking about it. She said she would take the upper lip and push into the upper tooth whenever the pups would bite her. She would firmly say No Bite. She said the pup would yelp and maybe bite at them one or two times. I tried this with a couple of rescue pups and it worked GREAT.
General Boxer Chat / Re: I should...
« Last post by maggiepeanut on April 29, 2016, 09:47:03 PM »
Yep, She could definitely be a Tigger!  Keep looking for Pooh and Piglet!
Boxer Training and Behavior Issues / Re: Whisper Catching Up
« Last post by Redemption on April 29, 2016, 09:41:34 PM »
I hope you are starting to feel better soon. I also hope that the unwelcoming news for the vets is nothing major. Congrats on the Rally Q that is wonderful.
General Boxer Chat / Re: I should...
« Last post by Redemption on April 29, 2016, 09:38:32 PM »
What a great picture. I love her SPRINGING towards Lily.
General Boxer Chat / Re: I should...
« Last post by Nancy-IL on April 29, 2016, 08:49:01 PM »
I love it!  Ginger has those big springs in her.  Love those ears in the wind.  You always have such beautiful pictures.  Guess it's because you have the best subjects.   :dance:
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