Almost everyone I know has a pet of some variety, be it cats, dogs, fish, rabbits, rodents, reptiles… the list is So so long. Pets are a really important family for the majority of people, unless maybe you just have goldfish, and rightly so, there’s something really special about a loving, or really loved, pet.
Before we go any further, I just want to make sure you know that this is a Sponsored post – Everything I’m writing about is, of course, totally genuine, we do love our pets and these are our pets, but it’s sponsored none the less. But anyway…
We’ve had a Lot of pets over the years, growing up I was really unlucky as we had so many cats I began to lose count – We lost a lot to roads, we lost one to poison, one just disappeared. There’s something utterly devastating about losing a pet, we’re a society where our pets matter a great deal to us and it really can be like losing part of the family.
The older I’ve got the more I’ve seen it, too. I have friends with dogs, especially, where they have their own paddling pools and these pups are treated like babies rather than just pets – It’s a really lovely thing when a pet, or a number of pets, can enhance our lives in the way that they do. I may hate cleaning up the sick and the poop but our cats definitely enhance our lives, without a doubt.
It’s funny because when you think about pets being part of the family there’s something that you don’t always realise but that’s really worth considering – What happens to our human family members if they get ill? Well the NHS covers the cost. But what happens if our pets become ill? This is why I think it’s really worth thinking about pet insurance for animals such as cats and dogs, their vets fees can cost a fortune and I hate to imagine what it’d feel like if our funds just couldn’t cover the cost.
I am a strong believer that we are better off insuring our pets, both cats and dogs are such integral parts of our families that we are distraught when something happens. So, at least, if you have insurance you have a plan in place, you can ensure that they get the care they need, even if you’re struggling for money. If you’ve not considered pet insurance then I’d really recommend having a look – I just hate to think of people losing a much loved pet due to the massive fees that can occur sometimes. In fact I quite want to have a cuddle off our cats after having written this haha!
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