The Pawp Emergency Fund covers unexpected pet emergencies so you don't have to deal with financial stress in an already stressful situation. An emergency is considered any serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate medical attention.
Common emergencies include:
- Severe bleeding
- Choking & difficulty breathing
Our qualified and experienced team of veterinarians will evaluate your pet via our chat feature. You'll be able to send images and explain the situation in as much detail as possible. In some cases, a video may be required in order to properly evaluate your pet. Ultimately, it is at the discretion of our vets to determine if your pet needs immediate care and qualifies for the emergency fund. Each situation and pet is unique, and determining the emergency depends heavily on breed, age, weight and other characteristics.
Our vets will determine whether your situation qualifies for the emergency fund based on the conditions stated below. The emergency fund only covers option 1: EMERGENCY.
- EMERGENCY - Must seek vet care immediately and leave for help now
- CRITICAL- Highly recommended that the pet be seen within 24 hours
- URGENT - The pet owner can make the next available appointment with their Vet (Within 3 days)
- NON-URGENT - May need to see a vet at some point in the future
- NO ACTION REQUIRED - Situation resolved
The emergency fund does NOT cover the following:
- Routine check-ups
- X-rays or ultrasounds not unrelated to an emergency
- Prescription medications unrelated to an emergency
- Dental cleaning and routine procedures related to oral health
- Non-emergency surgeries
- Follow-up appointments for emergency care
- Secondary issues unrelated to an emergency approved by our vets
- Any other medical procedure unrelated to an emergency
Please note, you will not qualify for your emergency fund if our Vets have previously recommended a visit to your vet clinic and you failed to comply. Waiting for medical care can result in an unnecessary emergency for your pet and we do not support medical negligence.