Deciding what is the best pet insurance for dogs can take you down a rabbit hole. The insurance companies don’t easily compare their services, so it’s hard to compare value.
What if there was another way?
No one wants to spend expected high veterinary costs for their beloved pooches, let alone unexpected. And veterinary costs are really spiralling out of control these days. Without insurance cover, you may feel you need to take out a second mortgage just to have a test conducted. And that’s even before any treatment is discussed.
What if there was another way? In fact a way that comes down to the best dog health insurance money can buy?
First of all, you need to ask some questions. You need to go back to why dogs are so much more sick these days than they ever were. Maybe you’re not old enough to remember the ‘bad old days’ when dogs rarely saw a vet in their entire life.
It wasn’t a question that people cared less then. Sure, some did. But some do today, maybe more so since the rescue centres are bursting at the seams everywhere. I’m only talking of about 40 – 50 years ago. Chronic diseases in dogs were rare. Diabetes was almost unheard of. Cancer just didn’t happen.
So what changed in those 40 – 50 years?
Two industries popped up and aggressively marketed their products. One was commercial pet food. One was vaccination. Both of these industries have done an excellent marketing job on an unsuspecting public. The vast majority of dogs are fed commercial dog food and vaccinated annually.
People who love their dogs are as vulnerable as parents of small children. It’s the easiest thing in the world to scare them into thinking that by buying into this marketing, they are somehow supporting their dog more. But it’s emotional blackmail.
And the opposite is true, as the statistics show.
Commercial dog food is produced in appallingly unhygienic factories. The raw materials are of very poor nutritional value. Synthetic ‘vitamins’ and ‘minerals’ are added to try to redress this short fall. The overall result is a ‘food’ that doesn’t only fail to support health, it actively destroys it.
The only beneficiaries are the producer and the seller – often your vet. Your dog certainly doesn’t benefit.
So your dog gets ill often. How can this not occur? So you’re paying for the poor quality food (often from your vet) that makes your dog sick, then paying your vet (a second time) to help him recover, plus the insurance. This doesn’t make sense to me. I hope it doesn’t to you.
If you want to know what is the best pet insurance for dogs, you need to know another area that makes your dog sick.
There is no science behind vaccines. They very often create the disease they are meant to be protecting against. They contain hazardous preservatives and adjuvants as well as cross-species tissue.
The thing is, all beings, have a very specialised, formidable and innate immune system. This has kept us all alive as we all evolved over millenia, dogs included. But to have an effective immune system, the dog has to eat nutritious food and avoid toxins. One of the most problematic toxins for dogs are those found in vaccines. They are injected straight into the system, by-passing all the subtle and natural pathways.
Usually, they are started when the dog is only a puppy. A very vulnerable time, so much damage can be started.
Most people don’t see a direct connection between a poor diet and poor health or a vaccine and an ailment. Although it is possible to get an acute adverse reaction to a vaccine, normally the effect is slow to evolve. No-one, that’s the public or the vets, connect the dots. Natural health consultants are the only ones who do.
The best health insurance for dogs (actually for anyone) is to eat quality, nutritious, species-specific food and to avoid toxins, especially those found in vaccines and food. There are many breeders who follow this regime and their dogs live longer and have wonderful health right up to the end.
What is the best pet insurance for dogs? An insurance policy or proper food and health care?