Advances in veterinary medicine and surgery allow us to do more than ever before for your pet but the high cost of equipment, diagnostics and medicines has inevitably lead to a rise in veterinary fees.
It is an upsetting reality that we see too many pets with conditions that can be treated but the costs are beyond their owners financial means.
Pet insurance provides a way to help with the financial and emotional burden of paying for treatment if your pet suffers from illness or injury, so you don't have to compromise their health.
There are many types of pet insurance so it is worth spending time comparing and contrasting - reading the small print is essential as the cheaper policies don't always offer the best level of cover.
- Check what is and isn't covered, for example, some policies will pay for prescription foods or dental procedures, others will not
- How much is the excess and how does it change with the pets age?
- Is there a limit on the amount you can claim per condition or on the time the condition is covered for? We strongly recommend taking policies which insure your pet for life, providing cover for long term chronic or recurring illness like arthritis, diabetes or eczema
- Insurance companies will not cover pre-existing conditions so it is advisable to insure pets as early as possible. Also, be aware that if you change insurance company, the new insurer may exclude conditions you have previously claimed for.
To read the Association of British Insurers 'Pet Insurance Consumer Guide' click here
Click here to find out more about the different types of pet insurance.
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Please be aware that it is your responsibility to settle your account with the Practice and then reclaim your payment, as appropriate, from your insurance company.