Pet insurance is primarily designed to cover the cost of vet fees for the treatment of illness and injury. Other policy benefits can include meeting the cost of advertising, and rewards for lost and stolen pets, and paying for looking after your animal if you have to go into hospital.
It is best if you can afford it, to have a lifetime policy as chronic longterm conditions will be covered year after year. Remeber it is important not to change your insurance policy as previous illness may cause exclusions in the new policy.
Why do I need pet insurance?
Here at Bond Street Veterinary Clinic you can recieve advice and leaflets on pet insurance and all puppies and kittens that come for their first vaccinations here will recieve 4 weeks free pet insurance with PetPlan.
There is no obligation to continue the cover after the 4 week free trial with PetPlan, price comparison websites can point you in the direction of other insurance companies but always read the small print and check the level of cover you would be recieving if you joined them.
Here are a few pet insurance companies you can click on to get an idea of prices and the levels of cover available:
PetPlan - https://www.petplan.co.uk/
Direct Line - http://www.directline.com/pet-insurance
Marks and Spencer - http://money.marksandspencer.com/insurance/pet-insurance/overview/
Tesco - http://www.tescobank.com/personal/finance/insurance/petins/index.html?atlassource=paid&cmpid=search/Google/
Sainsburys - http://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/insuring/ins_petinsurance_pet_skip.shtml?source=NETGOOGLPETIEM010001&WT.srch=1
Animal Friends - http://www.animalfriends.org.uk
More Than - http://beta.morethan.com/pet-insurance?rw.cm=Google,PPC
And there are hundreds more!
Some companies give discounts for applying online as well as other offers. Dont forget the price comparison sites, and always read the small print.