Pawp is a veterinary telemedicine service that offers it's members 24/7 access to a team of veterinarians that will answer their pet healthcare questions. A $3000 emergency fund is also included that can be accessed once annually if a pet needs emergency treatment. Up to 6 pets in a household can have access to this emergency fund.
You must consult with one of Pawp's veterinarians who will decide if a pet needs emergency attention. If they recommend you visit your vet or an emergency clinic, you must visit the vet within 4 hours of referral to get access to the emergency fund. The cost for this service including access to the emergency fund is $24 a month.
Who might be the ideal candidate for Pawp's membership service?
- If your vet is unavailable to answer your pet healthcare questions after normal clinic hours, on weekends or holidays, this service might save you a trip to the emergency center if it's not needed.
- If you don't have at least $3000 available to pay for an emergency out-of-pocket, this can help you get potentially life-saving treatment for your pet. Even if you do have the funds available whether in your bank account or available credit, you can use the Pawp emergency fund and still use your other resources in case the required treatment costs more than $3000.
- Your pet has one or more pre-existing conditions that aren't eligible for coverage by pet insurance. Some chronic medical conditions can potentially turn into an emergency situation e.g. seizure disorders, diabetes, kidney disease, Addison's disease, Cushings disease, heart or respiratory disease, etc.
I urge you to check out Pawp's website and listen to the podcast interview I did with Pawp's Founder, Marc Atiyeh.
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