Is your pet insured? Have they got adequate cover should they develop a lifelong condition or be subject to a serious injury? People are more likely to claim on their pet insurance than on their car or home insurance policies* so ensuring you have the right cover in place is vital to us as your vets. There are generally three types of policy that you can buy, all of which do slightly different things.
- Lifetime policies: cover is provided to a set amount each year which is continued as long as there is no break in the cover, i.e. you continue to pay the premiums and renew the policy each year
- Time-limited policies: cover is provided to a set amount per condition but will only be covered for a twelve month period from the first date of treatment, after this the condition will no longer be covered
- Maximum benefit policies: cover is provided up to a maximum amount per condition, once this amount has been reached the condition will no longer be covered
We recommend taking out Petplan pet insurance as they are a specialist provider. Our branches can also provide four weeks free insurance to puppies and kittens under one year old, providing they are not insured elsewhere. All of our staff are Trained Petplan Insurance Advisors and undertake annual refresher courses to ensure we provide you with the correct and up to date information.
The cost of medical treatment for pets continually rise due to advances in new drugs and equipment; having adequate pet insurance enables us to utilise these advances to their full potential whilst treating your pet, and gives you peace of mind that should the worst happen to your pet there is financial help available at the time of treatment.
Call your local branch or ask a staff member for more information.
*Source: Allianz 2014