DISA frequently witnesses the distressing aspect of IVDD when a dog owned by someone is “broken” and urgently needs surgery. IVDD not only shatters Dachshunds physically but also takes a toll on the hearts of their owners and their finances.
Current statistics reveal that 1 in 4 Dachshunds will go through some form of disc episode in their lifetime, and considering the expenses linked with spinal surgery and alternative therapies ranging from *$15,000 to $25,000, the question arises: can you afford to overlook this? (*varies from state to state and specialist to specialist.)
While we acknowledge that pet insurance may not be suitable for everyone, not having a reliable policy for your Dachshund is akin to owning an expensive car and expecting it to never be involved in an accident.
INSURANCE -V- PIGGY BANK
The notion of setting aside a fixed amount each week/month may sound appealing in theory, but let’s analise it:
- Not everyone is equally dedicated to the cause.
- The cost of IVDD surgery plus rehabilitation ranges from $15,000 to $25,000.
- The average age for a dog to be affected is now anything from 2 – 5.
Do you have a casual $15,000 lying around in case, heaven forbid, your dog requires emergency specialist treatment?
OK, I HAVE BEEN CONVINCED, SO WHAT’S NEXT?
We are not insurance specialists, so we cannot guide in this area. Conduct your research online and ensure that you choose a COMPREHENSIVE policy covering Accident, Illness, and Alternative Therapies (if possible).