Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234
Results 37 to 43 of 43

Thread: Pet Insurance yes or no?

  1. #37
    My Bully Gave Me Wings Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Twice's Avatar
    Real Name
    Bev
    Location
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
    Posts
    2,711
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby (my Sweetie Head 10.24.11-11.23.12) and Otis
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Pet Insurance yes or no?

    [QUOTE=SUMOPUP;185708]
    Quote Originally Posted by Vince00 View Post
    So i phone Trupanion yesterday and asked them about it. They said they would have to have proof that she for sure isnt a pure bread. I for sure was never given any papers. They said my vet would need to give them a letter. but my vet thinks she looks like apurebread? so im not sure if i should even attempt this now

    I definitely think she could be a purebread, but if theres a chance shes not (since i dont have papers) then why shhould i have to spend 30 more a month on her insurance? I feel like they're trying to scam me and give me a tough time here
    I would call them again, get someone else on the phone. Someone who knows what they are talking about. Their own website doesn't even list English Bulldog as a breed anymore.

  2. #38
    Wrinkle Wiper SUMOPUP's Avatar
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    110
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sumo
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Pet Insurance yes or no?

    [QUOTE=Twice;185710]
    Quote Originally Posted by SUMOPUP View Post

    I would call them again, get someone else on the phone. Someone who knows what they are talking about. Their own website doesn't even list English Bulldog as a breed anymore.
    I just looked at the site and they still have the option to select Enlgish bulldog when you try a quote, but you're right there is nothing anymore that describes the breed. I'm just not sure what else I can say because when i phone my vet she said that since Sumo looked a lot like an English Bulldog she could only send in a letter to the vet saying that I have told her that she isnt a purebread.

  3. #39
    My Bully Gave Me Wings Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Twice's Avatar
    Real Name
    Bev
    Location
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
    Posts
    2,711
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby (my Sweetie Head 10.24.11-11.23.12) and Otis
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Pet Insurance yes or no?

    [QUOTE=SUMOPUP;185714]
    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post

    I just looked at the site and they still have the option to select Enlgish bulldog when you try a quote, but you're right there is nothing anymore that describes the breed. I'm just not sure what else I can say because when i phone my vet she said that since Sumo looked a lot like an English Bulldog she could only send in a letter to the vet saying that I have told her that she isnt a purebread.

    Say the same thing that you said on the last call, just this time hopefully you'll be saying it to someone who knows what they are talking about.

    Ask why you are paying more for an english bulldog when bulldog is cheaper. Point out that in the breed description of BULLDOG it clearly says "also known as English Bulldog". Also mention that EB isn't even on the breed description page. Purebred or not doesn't matter because they don't have MUT or MIXED in their drop down either

  4. #40
    Dog Groomer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Vince00's Avatar
    Location
    Estevan, Sask
    Posts
    587
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Kain
    Likes (Received)
    9

    Default Re: Pet Insurance yes or no?

    It is confusing for sure, like twice I also could not find the breed description. Basically without papers no one knows for sure what the mix of breed your dog is. I would call back this evening and talk to someone else like twice had mentioned. Did you Vet say they could change it for you on your end? if so on the next call let them know your vet has it labled as plain bulldog and you selected incorrectly from the list not knowing there was a penalty for english bulldog where at this point you don't know if it is or isn't a purebread.

    Far as i'm concerned they should remove that off the list as a they are all bulldogs and the term english has been taged on from England and British but not a true breed name for them.

    Confusing for sure.

  5. #41
    Wrinkle Wiper SUMOPUP's Avatar
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    110
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Sumo
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Pet Insurance yes or no?

    [QUOTE=Twice;185719]
    Quote Originally Posted by SUMOPUP View Post


    Say the same thing that you said on the last call, just this time hopefully you'll be saying it to someone who knows what they are talking about.

    Ask why you are paying more for an english bulldog when bulldog is cheaper. Point out that in the breed description of BULLDOG it clearly says "also known as English Bulldog". Also mention that EB isn't even on the breed description page. Purebred or not doesn't matter because they don't have MUT or MIXED in their drop down either
    So i just phoned them back. The women is giving me such a tough time! Said that my vet needs to send something in. My vet told me that she could write a letter saying that i have told her that SUmo isn't a pure bread. But i dontk now for sure. How can i know for sure if i never received papers and i never saw her parents. It is very frustrating! I'm hoping that my vet will help me out with this. I don't want her to think that she's doing something wrong. She told me from Sumo's looks she thinks she's a purebread. But that still isnt certain right?
    -sumo-jpg

  6. #42
    My Bully Gave Me Wings Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Twice's Avatar
    Real Name
    Bev
    Location
    Woodbridge Township, NJ
    Posts
    2,711
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Abby (my Sweetie Head 10.24.11-11.23.12) and Otis
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Pet Insurance yes or no?

    First of all, he is gorgeous!!

    I'm not sure what to tell you. If it were me, I'd call back and ask to speak to a manager. There is just no way I would jump through any hoops just because their web developer can't manage a simple Google search. But that's me and I've been called the B word a time or 2 in my life . (I know! Shocking right! )

    You have to do what you feel is right. If getting the letter from your vet works for you then that's what you should do But if you have any web development skills at all, you should at least call them and ask for that guys job. He obviously doesn't know what he's doing

  7. #43
    Pooper scooper
    Posts
    39
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Hemi
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Pet Insurance yes or no?

    [QUOTE=SUMOPUP;185783]
    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post

    So i just phoned them back. The women is giving me such a tough time! Said that my vet needs to send something in. My vet told me that she could write a letter saying that i have told her that SUmo isn't a pure bread. But i dontk now for sure. How can i know for sure if i never received papers and i never saw her parents. It is very frustrating! I'm hoping that my vet will help me out with this. I don't want her to think that she's doing something wrong. She told me from Sumo's looks she thinks she's a purebread. But that still isnt certain right?
    -sumo-jpg

    If your vet is so sure he is a purebred ask him to write a letter to akc and see if they will give you papers on him... I bet he won't do that.. The ins company just does not want to lose that money, and I am surprised that the vet is not doing what you ask.. I think I may be finding another vet if I was in your shoes..

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •