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What are the Benefits of Pet Insurance? Petplan pet insurance offers much needed peace of mind for pet owners.

2013


Petplan pet insurance offers much needed peace of mind for pet owners. These days the family pet has become more a part of the family than ever before. When that pet is injured or ill (it is more of a matter of when, rather than if) it can be distressing for the family to find out that whatever veterinary treatment the pet needs – that they can’t afford. Dog insurance and cat insurance are two of the fastest growing finance products in Australia. However, regardless of its growing popularly, many pet owners are unaware of pet insurance.

Veterinary groups estimate that over 10% of veterinary treatment cases they see every year end in the pet being put to sleep – mainly because their owners couldn’t afford the possible treatment options. Perhaps the biggest

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benefit of pet insurance is knowing that, barring a few exceptions, this will not happen to your pet. Petplan UK found that on average 1 out of 3 pets will require emergency veterinary care every year. With those odds, pet insurance is good bet. However beyond peace of mind, there are specific benefits of having pet insurance:

 Pet insurance gives pet owners the ability to save money in cases when their pet is unexpectedly injured or ill.  Provides families with the opportunity to focus on the health of their pet, rather than the costs of veterinary care.  Pet insurance plans make inclusions for what seems like unexpected costs, like stays in the veterinary hospital or X-rays.  Pet insurance makes more treatment options available to the family, for example widening the treatment options can mean that your pet can be considered for a medically necessary surgery, behaviour treatment or chemotherapy.  Pet insurance means that pets can be pain free (hopefully), as it covers surgeries like cruciate ligament, cataract removal, spinal surgery or FLUTD surgery – which are sometimes left undone in favour pain medication.

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What are the Benefits of Pet Insurance?  

Petplan pet insurance offers much needed peace of mind for pet owners. These days the family pet has become more a part of the family than e...

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