Linda Sullivan is quick to tell friends, family members, and even people she’s just met about Healthy Paws. “It has made the biggest difference. I did tremendous research and I found out Healthy Paws was the number one pet insurance company, and now I will tell anybody who will listen. We learned a hard lesson from our beloved Chihuahua-Corgi in the past—we had to come up with a lot of money to care for him throughout surgeries and ultimately, cancer. So as soon as I got the puppies, I knew I needed to insure them.”
Enrolled since late 2010, Linda’s two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Josephine and Napoleon, have benefitted tremendously from the coverage. For Napoleon, the Healthy Paws plan has been able to cover chronic allergy issues and ear infections, and for Josephine, the coverage has been much bigger from recent illnesses to numerous hospital stays.
“Josephine has been my big worry; she’s had quite a bit of health problems,” Linda says. “Everything from GI sensitivities to crucial cranial ligament surgery. We’ve had quite a bit of scares from her; she’s had pancreatitis, meningitis, pneumonia…I would say over $30,000 of healthcare costs.” The Healthy Paws plan has covered all these ailments, as well as allergies and bladder stones.
“There have been times when Healthy Paws made direct payments to the veterinary hospital for Josephine’s more expensive visits in order to help me,” Linda continues. While volunteering at a dog rescue group, she has turned everyone onto it because she believes so strongly in Healthy Paws’ service. “Healthy Paws treated us like family, and it really took the stress off. They understand you fall on hard times, and they bend over backwards to help. It gives you peace of mind to know your animal is taken care of. It is as much for [the dogs] as it is for you. I say, ‘do for yourself, do for your dog.’”
The total amount reimbursed for Linda’s dogs is almost $50,000 – covering surgeries, hospitalizations, overnight visits, IVs, antibiotics, and continued care. Now Josie and Napoleon are healthy, happy dogs. “Well, they’re on a raw diet now,” Linda chuckles. “Corgis do have a tendency to get a little chunky.”