There are plenty of providers out there, and they can also offer preventative care insurance. I personally go through ASPCA, but shop around. It could save you a lot of grief in the long term, and can save your animal too.
I especially recommend this for people who couldn't handle an overnight $3k vet bill. Budget out the $25 a month instead because, at some point, you'll need it, and you never want to be in the position of picking between your wallet and your pet.
Edit: $5k in illness/injury a year. Sorry for any confusion on that front.
Edit 2: To address all the naysayers who say "just save up instead". I think it's better to say that if/when you have the savings to handle $5-15k in pet expenses, you can go without insurance or cancel. Until then, it's better to carry it, at least to me. There are plenty of examples in the comments of pets getting hurt in the first year and insurance coming in for the save.
Everyone should obviously analyze their own situation. The "just save up instead" attitude falls on its face if your pet gets hurt or sick in the first 5 years of the "save up" approach and those savings aren't enough to cover it.
Edit 3: Lots of love to Healthy Paws insurance from people in the comments. I'll probably switch to them in the new year based on people's experiences here.
Oddly however everyone is pretending like they don't notice me even if I'm yelling at them right in front of their face.
As fans of the game, there stands an invisible wall between the gladiator and the crowd that prevents real tangible access to what these humans may need to overcome on a daily basis. How could we identify with something we have not experienced? We can speculate and consume information from any number of sources that dictate our opinions, such as the following conversation shared between Richard Jefferson and LeBron James that gave an interesting perspective.
“I watched him in New Orleans,” LeBron told Richard Jefferson on Road Trippin. “He would get these nagging injuries and be out multiple games. He would get the shoulder or the ankle and he would sit out. This year, no matter what injury he had, his ass came back on the floor.”
I’d imagine LeBron in hindsight would have crafted his words a bit more carefully. Given his delivery, it seems as if he is suggesting that Davis did not give his all to the city of New Orleans and instead withheld his best efforts. There were a few hints of this, including an interaction shared between he and DeMarcus Cousins in 2018.
Clearly said a jest, but taking a conversation such as this one with Caron Butler and twisting it is a natural reaction given the events of the past 18 months.
“I know Anthony was a little self-conscious at one point because of his injuries,” McMillan said. “Fingers, shoulders, it just always seemed to be something.”