For many responsible pet owners, insurance is one of the many ways of caring for their pets, just like feeding, grooming and exercise.
Animals are just as susceptible to illness and injuries as their owners, and our experience shows that 1 in 3 pet owners have to make an unexpected trip to the vet. With such a high proportion of the nation’s pets requiring veterinary attention, it is important to consider the benefits that pet insurance can provide.
As well as illness, there are many unforeseen risks associated with owning a cat or dog or any other pet. In the event that your pet is lost or stolen you may want to advertise for its safe return and offer a reward for its safe return.
Pet insurance can help cover the cost of boarding kennel/cattery fees if you, the owner, are hospitalized. It can even help with legal costs if your dog causes an accident resulting in 3rd party damage or injury.
There are now many companies who offer pet insurance, so it is important to look around and choose a policy that suits you in particular.
Some insurers, like PetPlan, offer ‘cover for life policies’. This means that if your pet develops a condition that he or she may suffer from throughout their life, they will not exclude this condition when the insurance needs to be renewed. You will then be able to keep on claiming for as long as is necessary. Be aware that a lot of insurance companies do not offer “cover for life”, and therefore offer a lower premium.
Pet insurance gives you much needed peace of mind when it comes to your pet’s well-being, and making a claim is quick and easy. All you need to do is bring your claim form into the surgery and we will do the rest. PetPlan now offer an e-claim service so that most claims are settled within 7 days.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding any aspect of pet insurance, we will be happy to help!