The title and content of this article reminded me of something that I often tell clients when discussing a diagnostic or treatment plan for their older pet. Pet owners of older pets tend to think that because their pet is older and has a serious condition that it isn't worth pursuing treatment. What they don't understand is that every pet as they get older will eventually develop a chronic disease (just as humans do). This chronic disease can often be treated alleviating the symptoms and giving the pet several more years of a relatively good quality of life.
But, it will usually be necessary to give some sort of medication long-term with periodic rechecks and monitoring which can over time be expensive. This is where pet insurance can help. Even if you don't use your pet insurance much when your pet is younger, eventually you will as your pet ages. You must get the insurance before these problems show up so that they won't be pre-existing and not covered.
There are several insurance companies that will write policies on older pets. Simply go to each pet insurance company's website and obtain a quote to see if your pet is eligible for coverage.
What is that advice that I often give pet owners?
"Old age is not a disease."