What sets Pawp apart is its easy accessibility and quick services. For starters, you don’t need to fill in piles and piles of paperwork or undergo lengthy medical checks and procedures before signing up for a membership with the company.
Indeed, all you have to do is visit the official website and click on the “Get protected now” button. And if you have time to spare, feel free to look through the attractive and neat website that is teeming with helpful resources about the importance of emergency medical funds and pet insurance.
Once the website takes you to the signup page, you will have to fill in details about your pet, including their name, pet type, breed, age, and weight. You can only choose between a cat and a dog in the “pet type” section since Pawp, unfortunately, does not cover any other pets at this time.
As for the breed, many owners who have taken in ferals may not be aware of their re-homed pet’s breed. In such a case, you can chat with one of the in-house experts at Pawp via the in-site instant messaging feature and discover your furry pal’s breed.
Of course, you can take this opportunity to ask any other burning questions related to pet care or the company’s policies, and someone from the team will readily guide you.
After this, you must fill in details about yourself, including your name, zip code, and email address. Before you head to the checkout page, the website will show you all you can get for a flat rate of $19 per month.
Apart from the emergency fund of $3,000 per year, you also get access to virtual vets on the website 24/7 – no appointments required. Indeed, the online experts are ready to provide you with their professional opinion any time of the day or night on a wide range of subjects, including first-aid advice and product recommendations.
All you need is a computer, tablet, or mobile phone so you can either reach out to them via video call or instant messaging. What’s more, all these offers can be applied to up to five other pets in your household.
As a final step, you need to deposit $19 using PayPal or your credit card.
Accessing Emergency Funds
You can swiftly gain access to an emergency fund of $3,000 from Pawp once a year – and I do hope you won’t have more than one adverse instance too. But alas, you never know when a pet may bolt through the door and return with bloody bite marks. Or perhaps, they may end up sneaking a large amount of chocolate from the kitchen.
Either way, your pet requires immediate medical attention and must see a vet promptly. That said, you can contact the licensed veterinarians from Pawp for instant diagnosis and first-aid advice in an emergency.
For this, you will have to send a video recording of the distressed animal along with clues as to what may have gone wrong through their online app. Bear in mind that the company lays down several guidelines to ensure proper assessment of the situation. So, make sure that you:
- Record at least one and a half minutes of clear footage.
- Show the pet’s entire body for a minimum of 30 seconds.
- Focus on the injured area, if applicable.
- Show its breathing movement.
- Call your pet by its name in the video.
- Move objects in its visual field and touch the pet.
- Ask someone with a steady hand to record the video.
- Send more than one video, if needed.
Alternatively, you can seek an online emergency consultation via video chat. It is worth noting that Pawp offers unlimited video calls and chats to all its users, so even if there is no emergency, you may still consult the experts at no extra cost.
Apart from guiding you, the vets may take this opportunity to determine the severity of the case, and whether it qualifies as an emergency. So, after thoroughly examining the symptoms, the vet will declare your pet’s condition as one of the following: