Choosing pet insurance? makes it easy to find the right one

Easy to navigate site guides you thru all the options available.

Easy to navigate site guides you thru all the options available.

Today more than ever, pets are considered as a big part of the family and as such they need to be protected. helps you with the process. A review by Gato Avocado.

A responsible pet parent is the one that gives the animal a safe home, the right food, unconditional love and of course, keeps her healthy. The old assumptions that “Pets don’t last forever” and “It was her time” have been replaced with the much better “Our pet is part of the family and we want him to have a long, healthy life.” To enjoy those long years, your BFF needs health insurance.

Now, before you ask: is this really necessary?, the answer is YES. You can have the healthiest of pets, but even they can develop illnesses along the way. All it takes is that one time. And your wallet will suffer.

It’s no secret that the concept alone makes you shed more than a cat in August – which one’s the right one? what’s covered? how much?!

Chill man, help is here and it is called Created by pet owners like you who got tired of navigating the confusing world of pet insurance and their offers in order to choose the right one for their furry friends. It’s not a pet insurance carrier, it’s an information-packed site that educates the guardians in order to make an unbiased decision about their pet’s healthcare. Because while it’s good to ask your vet or another pet parent for guidance, comparing real facts side by side is the best way to decide.

Nothing makes you nap as soundly as knowing you got insurance. And tuna for dinner. Pic: Glorimar Anibarro

Nothing makes you nap as soundly as knowing you got insurance. And tuna for dinner. Pic: Glorimar Anibarro

The site collects the basic information of the most popular pet insurance providers and places them in easy to read charts to calm the nervous pet parent. See one you like and wanna know then and there how much it will cost? Click on the “get a quote” button; this will take you to your chosen insurance’s site so you can start the process.

Keep them separated: The “Pet Insurance” section groups together feline or canine specific plans, dividing them into 4 levels, Accident Only, Bronze, Silver and Gold, each with quotes on:

  • Illness Covered
  • Deductibles
  • Coverage
  • Annual Limit

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What does that mean? Insurance terms can give anyone a migraine. Visit’s Glossary section and learn how to talk the talk in no time. Customer service is also available to answer all your more detailed questions.

It’s not a decision to make in a hurry, but your pet isn’t getting any younger and her vet visits will become more frequent as she ages. Think about it. Learn the facts. Help her be part of your life for many years to come.

Disclosure: I received a fee for writing this review that will keep my belly full for a bit, but my opinion will never be bought.

Not spaying your kitty? Watch out!

Dr. Avocado logoIt is Spay Week and Dr. Avocado has a lot to say about this:

Dr. Avocado: My kitty is strictly indoor, do I still have to spay her?
Let me tell you about your sweet non-fixed kitty. You think she is looking at the birds out the window? In her mind she is designing the best plan to escape and find her Romeo. She is obviously still young and hasn’t started her singing career yet but just you wait, there will come a day when her strange wailings will make your skin crawl while keeping you up at night and there is nothing you can do to calm her down. Because she doesn’t want a treat or your bed, she wants a boyfriend NOW.

And the boys outside are certainly hearing her call while planning their entrance into your backyard where, after chanting loudly and leaving the territory marked with ammonia, will fight to the death in order to decide who is worthy of rescuing the locked-up princess.

Because that is our mission in life: to reproduce as much as we can without thinking about the consequences of our actions. There are millions of us in the world just wandering around, looking for a territory to call our own until we hear once more the call of the girl.

Our reality has changed. Now we live among you, in your homes and neighborhoods. And we like it. Who wouldn’t? Now we have safe homes and food available everyday. We are pampered like kings and queens, as it should be. You claimed us as your “pets” and we obey, but in order for this relationship to work, you have to become a responsible guardian and attend to our basic needs. Spaying your cat will give her a longer life, a healthier life. She doesn’t feel the need to escape and find a mate; and she won’t be bringing into the world more kitties that will most likely end up in an already crowded shelter, begging for a home. Let’s stop that now.

A spayed kitty enjoys a longer, healthier life. Photo: Glorimar Anibarro

A spayed kitty enjoys a longer, healthier life. Photo: Glorimar Anibarro

Esta semana hablamos sobre la importancia de la esterilización y el Dr. Avocado tiene mucho que decir sobre el tema:

Dr. Avocado: Mi gatita vive dentro de casa. Nunca sale. ¿Necesito esterilizarla?
Te voy a explicar lo que tu gatita hermosa está viviendo. ¿Tú crees que pasa el día mirando pajaritos por la ventana? En su mente está deliberando el mejor plan para escapar de la casa y encontrarse con su Romeo. Obviamente es joven y no ha comenzado su carrera como cantante, pero dale tiempo, llegará el día que sus gritos estremecedores te asusten cual película de misterio, evitando exitosamente que puedas dormir en paz. No hay nada que puedas hacer para calmarla. No quiere bocaditos ni dormir en tu cama: quiere a su novio AHORA.

Y los mininos afuera están atentos escuchando sus llamados, planeando entrar a tu patio a maullido limpio, dejando el lugar marcado como suyo con amonia, peleando hasta el fin para ganarse el amor de tu gatita.

Porque esa es nuestra misión de vida: reproducirnos lo más que podamos sin pensar en las consequencias de nuestros actos. Por esto hay millones de gatos merodeando por el mundo en búsqueda de un territorio propio donde descansar hasta que la gata vuelva a llamar.

Nuestra realidad ha cambiado. Ahora vivimos junto con ustedes, en sus casas y vecindarios. Y nos gusta. ¿Cómo no? Tenemos casas seguras y comida disponible todos los días. Nos tratan como reyes y reinas, como debe ser. Nos llaman “mascotas” y lo aceptamos. Pero para que la relación funcione, les toca a ustedes asumir ciertas responsabilidades. Esterilizar a tu gata le dará una vida más larga y saludable. No sentirá la necesidad de salir a buscar novio ni traerá al mundo más gatitos que de seguro, terminarán en el refugio donde ya no caben más, tratando de encontrar un hogar. Detengamos el círculo vicioso.

Got a question for Dr. Avocado? Send him an email, or find me on Twitter or Facebook
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*ATTENTION: I am not a veterinarian. I am a proud member of the Felis Silvestris Catus family, (translates to “domestic cat” –  an inside joke in the cat community) that kindly shares his knowledge of our species to you. I can’t provide specific treatments for your feline friend. Please refer to your veterinarian. Meow!   /   *ATENCION: No soy veterinario. Soy un orgulloso miembro de la familia Felis Silvestris Catus (que se traduce en “gato domesticado” – chiste interno entre la comunidad gatuna), que con amor comparte su conocimiento de la especie con ustedes. No puedo proveer detalles específicos para tratar a tu amigo felino. Por favor, llévalo al veterinario. ¡Miau!

Peer pressure for Halloween: Option 2

GA_Pirate Costume
I am sure pirates never looked this good 😉 On the other hand, being a long hair cat no longer on my wish list.
Estoy seguro que los piratas nunca se vieron así de bien 😉 Ser un gato de pelo largo ya no está en mi lista de deseos.