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What You Need to Know Before Your Pet's Upcoming Surgery
Many people have questions about various aspects of their pet's surgery, and we hope this information will help. It also explains the decisions you will need to make before your pet's upcoming surgery.
Preanesthetic blood testing is important in reducing the risk of anesthesia. Every pet needs blood testing before surgery to ensure that the liver and kidneys can handle the anesthetic. Even apparently healthy animals can have serious organ system problems that cannot be detected without blood testing. If there is a problem, it is much better to find it before it causes anesthetic or surgical complications. Animals that have minor dysfunction will handle the anesthetic better if they receive IV fluids during surgery. If serious problems are detected, surgery can be postponed until the problem is corrected.
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At Engelberg Kristy Animal Hospital, our top priorities are providing your furry family member with the highest quality medical care, and keeping you up to date on the very latest pet health information.
We strive to keep your pet healthy and happy for his or her entire lifetime, but unfortunately, there are certain things you just can't plan for or predict. Major illnesses or injuries are always unexpected, and unfortunately, like many veterinary practices, we often see responsible pet owners struggle with the costs associated with treating these conditions. Pet insurance is one way pet owners receive help with these unexpected costs. And after researching all the options, we have decided to recommend Trupanion pet insurance for our clients. (Please note: we do NOT receive any compensation for this recommendation.)
Trupanion offers simple and effective protection for the high risk and high cost of unexpected accidents and illnesses that go above and beyond the routine care that can be planned and budgeted for. If your pet becomes sick or injured, Trupanion pays 90% of the actual cost of treatment, less the exam fee and chosen deductible, with no dollar limits on reimbursement. This includes surgeries, diagnostic tests, medications and hospital stays as well as therapeutic pet foods and dietary supplements purchased through our hospital. One simple plan provides your pet unlimited lifetime coverage for all unexpected accidents and illnesses, including no limits on hereditary* or congenital conditions.
*Hip dysplasia is the only hereditary condition that is not included in Trupanion's core policy, but may be added through purchase of Trupanion's Complementary Care Package. This optional package also includes: acupuncture, hydrotherapy, rehabilitative therapy (including cold laser), feline kidney transplants and behavioral modifications, training and therapy.
We hope that your pet will live a long life, free from accidents or illnesses that require medical treatment. But because we know pets get sick and injured (unfortunately, we see it every day), we recommend that you consider reviewing the benefits of Trupanion's coverage. Please call 1.800.569.7913, or visit Trupanion.com for more information and to get a free quote. We also recommend that you review their policy (accessible on their website) before enrolling.
If you are interested in learning more about Trupanion, or pet insurance in general, please ask our staff for more details. With a complete veterinary exam, your pet is eligible to receive 30 free days of coverage from Trupanion with no limits and no waiting periods.