What does everyone think about pet insurance? When my family's dog died, the vet bill was around $1000. I know that's not a huge amount to what it could have been had he had surgery (biopsy) or seen the specialist (he had liver problems and didn't make it that long). He also had a torn acl so we would have had that repaired during the biopsy surgery. So with my new puppy I was thinking pet insurance might be a good idea since right now I'm still in school and I probably won't make much money once I graduate. I asked the vet what he thought about it and he said he didn't have an opinion really one way or the other. Since Gunner is a lab/hound mix I was mainly thinking down the line in case he would have hip displaysia. Does anyone have pet insurance? Would you recommend it? Should I just save a little bit of money for "just in case vet bills" instead?