One in three pets require treatment for illness or injury each year, and
advances in veterinary treatment mean that sick and injured pets can often
be coaxed back to good health. This is good news for dogs and their owners
- until the vet's bill arrives.
Think how horrendous it would be if you're beloved dog needed treatment
but you could not afford to pay! Most people are now taking out pet insurance
or a pet care plan to
cover their dogs in case of illness or accidents, and not just pedigrees either.
Insurance or Pet Care Plans, for your dog are designed to protect your dog and your finances against
health problems, damage caused by your dog and other potentially expensive possibilities.
What dog pet insurance covers
Although different insurance providers have varying terms they all tend to cover the following provisions:
Almost all dogs will need to visit the vet at some point in their life. The fees
incurred by accident or injury is covered in most policies. Pet insurance
makes a real difference to everyone here.
Death of Pets
Money is paid out on your care plan to help buy a new pet or/and cover cost of disposal should the
Some policies protect you against having to cancel your holiday if your dog
If you need to spend an extended time away from home (i.e. hospital treatment), a dog pet insurance policy will often cover the cost of boarding
kennels for your dog.
Missing Dog Benefit
Most pet insurance
provides for advertising and rewards for your dog should they go missing or be stolen.
Third Party Public Liability
Cover if your dog causes injury or damage to a third party.
In case your dog accidentally damages the property of a third party.
The right dog pet insurance policy will protect your dogs'
well-being and allow you peace of mind. However, it
is crucial to ensure that the policy you pick covers your pet to the extent you
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10 pet insurance questions to ask
It is very important to look at all the factors to make sure you choose the
right pet insurance for you and your dog. But before you sign on the dotted line, here's 10 questions you might want to
1. Does the policy provide adequate financial cover should you need to
2. Does the policy have an excess and, if so, how much is it?
3. Does the policy offer lifelong cover?
4. Are the claims limited in any way by time or by money?
5. Does the policy offer third-party cover?
6. Does the policy offer medical cover?
7. Does the policy offer boarding cover?
8. Is there a maximum amount the insurance company will pay out in
one year for vet bills?
9. If your dog goes missing or is stolen, will the policy cover the cost of
advertising and/or a reward for their return?
10. If your dog goes missing or is stolen and does not return or dies from
injury or illness, will the insurance company refund the purchase price?
See also: [Pet Medicine]
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