DISA frequently witnesses the heart-wrenching side of IVDD – when an owner’s dog is “broken” and requires urgent emergency surgery. IVDD not only breaks Dachshunds but it also the hearts of owners and their banks.
Statistics now show that 1:4 dachshunds will experience some form of disc episode during their lifetime and with the costs associated with spinal surgery and alternative therapies being around $10,000 – $15,000, can you afford not to?
Pet insurance isn’t for everyone, we understand that, but not having your dachshund’s back with a good policy, is the equivalent of owning an expensive car with the expectation of never having an accident.
INSURANCE -V- PIGGY BANK
Popping a set amount away each week/month sounds great in theory but let’s break it down –
- Not everyone is so committed to the cause
- The cost of IVDD surgery plus rehab is around $10,000 – $15,000
- The average age for a dog to go down is 5
- Do you have a lazy $15,000 lying around, should heaven forbid, your dog needs emergency specialist treatment?
OK, I HAVE BEEN CONVINCED, SO WHAT’S NEXT?
We aren’t insurance specialists so we can’t give you any advice in this area. Look online and conduct your own due diligence. Always ensure you take out a COMPREHENSIVE policy that covers, Accident, Illness and also Alternative Therapies (if possible).