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    Question Which medical aid for your pet?

    I have a male cat that has declared war on all cats in our area. So after taking him to vet last night I decided that medical aid will have to be a must for him. The question is which one? It seems there is two to chose from:
    www.medi-petsa.co.za
    www.petsure.co.za

    Anybody belongs to either of them? How is there service? Any other medical aid that is available?

    Your input is appreciated.
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    Never heard of medical aid for a pet... haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdiza View Post
    Never heard of medical aid for a pet... haha
    Trust me some vet bills is not funny.
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    Medical Aid for a pet.

    Sheesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronan73 View Post
    Trust me some vet bills is not funny.
    I can guarantee you that the total amount spent will not decrease if you have medical aid.

    The purpose of medical aid is to create a safety net in case of a serious operation/hospitalization which you couldn't afford. The reduced risk comes at the cost of the premium you pay over the actual cost of services utilized.

    In other words, unless you are seriously emotionally attached to the cat then don't do it.
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    Pet gets injured to an extent it costs a lot to operate?
    Put it down.
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    Vet recommended Medi-pet. Just wanted your input before applying.
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    Putting a pet down is not that easy. We have one cat and one dog that have been with us for years, even before we had kids. They become part of the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moederloos View Post
    Medical Aid for a pet.

    Sheesh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronan73 View Post
    I have a male cat that has declared war on all cats in our area.
    A quick snip of the testicles should fix that problem, we had the same issue with our BoerBull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuro View Post
    Putting a pet down is not that easy. We have one cat and one dog that have been with us for years, even before we had kids. They become part of the family.
    No, agree and I understand, It's just ... Medical Aid?


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    Quote Originally Posted by gdiza View Post
    Never heard of medical aid for a pet... haha
    You'll be surprised to find that people do not have medical aid for themselves but have medical aid for their pets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sox63 View Post
    A quick snip of the testicles should fix that problem, we had the same issue with our BoerBull.
    Had it done when he was 6 months old before the hormones kick in. He is now 1 and 1/2 years old. Did not stop him one bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdiza View Post
    No, agree and I understand, It's just ... Medical Aid?

    Yeah, medical aid is a bit much. Our worst bill so far has been R1600, and that was the first time in about 5 years.

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    After my dog's R4-5k vet bill last year after her renal failure, a med. aid for her seems to make sense. Thanks for the links ronan, will check them out myself actually.

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