Ben a Golden Retriever dog is an extraordinary dog. Unlike the other Golden Retrievers, Ben would not jump on visitors.
He is playful but polite. According to his owner, Beth Yorascak, they are even amazed that Ben does not jump on them. However, they have a discovery. Ben has hip dysplasia. It is a crippling and painful joint defect.
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Ben needs help when getting the couch or bed. He is often tired. However, life is good for Ben. At age of 9 months, he has hip replacement.
Although a hip replacement won’t last forever, for dogs it will last up to 15 years and that is lifetime for them.
It is expensive, but it can change the life of a dog. That’s why it is important to have pet insurance.
How did the pet insurance help Ben’s owner?
Ben’s owner did not find it so difficult to have the hip replacement of Ben. This is because they have pet insurance. It covers the surgery.
They may pay some medicines and other bills, but it lesser than without the pet insurance. Ben is now walking better than before. You can also see that he is happier now. Because Ben is happy, his owner is also happy. Share this great story on Facebook!
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“He’s already walking better than before the operation,” she said. “He was so excited to see snow — jumping around all over the place.”
A surgery resident, Dr. Kim Tong, took out Ben’s stitches and inspected the leg.
“Good job, bud,” Dr. Tong told Ben. “You’re doing a good job.”
Ben wagged his tail as Ms. Yaroscak led him outside and into the snow.
This interesting article written by Andy Newman can be read at: http://www.nytimes.com/
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