|My first fur baby Fudge|
I had the unfortunate experience of losing my very first fur baby whom I had named Fudge and whom I fondly called as Padjee. Fudge was the fulfillment of my childhood dream—growing up, I had always wanted to have a pet dog. But since I was then living with so many relatives, I wasn’t allowed to have one. Until Fudge came along. I was so happy when I became an official pet parent. I took care of him and pampered him the way I would a baby. I’d buy him treats, clothes, hygiene kits and so much more. I even made sure he would take a bath twice a week so that he won’t be smelling like a dog even if he’s actually one. Until such fateful day when he started refusing to eat and drink water and looked so sick. It were that fast. From a happy healthy dog, Fudge became so frail and weak. It was a bit too late when I've brought him for a checkup at a nearby veterinarian. He was positive and diagnosed to have the dreaded Parvo virus which had taken most puppies' lives.
I grieved really hard when Fudge had left. At some point I even blamed myself for not being able to take good care of Fudge back then because I was too busy preparing for my wedding back in 2020. I thought I'd never be able to recover after losing my fur baby. I didn't want to take care of another pet for fear that I might not be there again for my pet when he needed me. Until Eezy whom I love calling Eezypot came along.
Eezypot is actually Fudge's biological mother. Eezy was originally my husband's dog. And of course, after we got married, I also had to take care of Eezy being part of my husband's family. This time though, I've promised to always try to be by her side and to look after her whenever i can so as not to happen what had happened to Fudge.
In the span of time I had cared for my pets, I realized having them in our lives can be pretty expensive. You really have to shell out money for vaccinations, doctor's visit, for dog food, vitamins, dog's accessories, among many others. But the joy these dogs are giving out humans are undeniably unconditional love. And this warms my heart. Each time I feel a little blue during the height of the pandemic, all I needed to do was cuddle Eezy and tell her everything how I was feeling (i.e. how stressed I was working at home and how I didn't liked the way I was called out by my boss) and immediately soon after, I'd be feeling better. It seemed as if these dogs were given such therapeutic ability that they were able to understand how one feels. Just by simply stroking Eezy's fur and brushing them--all my blues simply went away. So she was such a big help for me, and that's aside from the joy she is giving me and my family. In a way, I knew she had also accepted me as her original master's wife. I treated her as my own too after Fudge.
Just like you, your pets can experience health issues, have an accidental injury, or simply get themselves into mischief requiring a visit to the vet, which may prove a costly experience. With Cebuana Lhuillier Pet Insurance you can cover the health care needs of your pet should the unexpected happen.
Cebuana Lhuillier' Pet Insurance is another microinsurance product that was especially made with fur babies in mind. Pet owners are constantly challenged financially in order to provide for the medical needs of their fur babies given the limited option for health care. The said insurance will surely help dog-owners to prevent large veterinary bills for checkups, procedures and other medical emergencies,
“Dogs have always been loyal life companions, so it is only right that we take care of them, especially during their health emergencies. With responsible pet ownership in mind, Cebuana Lhuillier is proud to introduce a product that’s both accessible and affordable for many of our kababayans who would like to provide their pet dogs with the best care possible, regardless of breed. This highlights our company’s commitment to providing the most relevant and reasonable-priced financial products that respond according to their needs,” Cebuana Lhuillier and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier said.
Cebuana Lhuillier’s Pet Insurance Basic coverage includes the following:
Medical reimbursement from any veterinary treatment or confinement in a vet hospital in the event of an accident or disease
Owner’s liability coverage feature for when the insured dog causes damage outside the owner’s home
Owner’s personal accident insurance for the owner for up to Php 25,000.00.
For as low as P1,100.00 or P3.00/day, you can get all of these insurance benefits and features for one-year coverage with Pet Insurance Basic.
You can avail Cebuana Lhuillier’s Pet Insurance Basic from the ff. links from Shopee (Basic – https://shp.ee/k7hhc3j, Prime – https://shp.ee/f6qi4yj) and it is also available from Lazada. From there, you can start enrolling your pet by providing their details and uploading required documents such as your pet’s photo, vaccine records, etc. You can read more information about claims and contact details from these links as well.
The good thing about this pet insurance is that there is no discrimination among dogs. All dogs (with breed/mix-breeds) are eligible for insurance. Cebuana Lhuillier is planning to cover our feline fur babies in the future with pet insurance for cats
As a responsible pet owner, I personally think we should also learn to provide not just for our pets' needs but more so in addressing their physical, social, emotional as well as state of mental well-being as well. If we love and care for them and if we consider them as part of our families, I think it's high time we get them their own pet insurance which aims to cover the risks that involved in owning dogs, to save us from big emergency expenses in the future.