Pet Cover Uncovered
Another pet insurance update today - well, more a warning than an update really - on the importance of having your pet covered in the first place. Even the most basic pet insurance policy can help towards the cost of vet bills if pooch, for example, becomes ill or is injured - especially if you're faced with funding expensive veterinary fees while we're in the grips of a troubled financial climate.
So while pet insurance is not a compulsory requirement for owners, of course, the benefits to taking out a policy are simply too beneficial to ignore. Why not keep reading for our top tips for getting your pet of any shape or size, cover that's pawfect.
Top tips for covering your pets:
• Some policies offer more cover than others - take this into account when choosing a policy. For example, some will cover the cost of specialised treatment, some won't. Looking to insure a more exotic pet you may require a more specialised policy.
• Consider the various costs that may need to be paid in the event of an accident - think about the extra potential cost of treatment itself, as well as X-rays and prescription pet food.
• Don't forget to confirm whether the policy will continue to provide cover when your pet gets old, or if their health changes over time
Your policy could also help fund other essential costs:
• The price of advertising for lost or stolen pets
• Reward money offered for their safe return.
• You may also be covered for holiday cancellations with a more comprehensive policy
• Emergency-boarding costs if your animals need to be looked after while you're in hospital.
• Access to a dedicated emergency helpline
• 24-hour access to expert advice covering all aspects of pet health and wellbeing - think of it as an nhs direct for pets!
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