Pet insurance is becoming more and more popular in Australia. It offers you peace of mind as it covers some or all of the treatment costs if your pet was ever involved in an accident or suffers a sudden illness. There is no equivalent of Medicare for pets, thus often treatment costs exceed what an equivalent problem would cost for a human patient. Did you know that 24-hour emergency care for animals can cost over $1000 per day? Some surgeries such as repair of fractured bones or exploratory surgery can also add up to thousands of dollars and that does not even include the recovery and aftercare treatment. It is a heartbreaking situation to have to choose between the health of your pet and financial constraints, so for peace of mind we strongly recommend that your pet is insured.
We recommend Petplan®. Many insurance policies limit the amount of time or money you can claim for a single illness or condition. Petplan®'s Covered for Life Policy covers vet fees for re-occurring conditions for life.
* Important if your pet develops a long-term chronic or recurring illness such as arthritis, diabetes or eczema.
* Provides cover for ongoing conditions right into your pet's old age, proving you renew your policy each year with no break in cover.
We have application forms available at Casula Vet Hospital and Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospital, so pick one up today. We can also help you fill it in.
To access more information online about Petplan®, please click on the relevant link:
Link for Casula Veterinary Hospital DOG owners
Link for Casula Veterinary Hospital CAT owners
Link for Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospital DOG owners
Link for Elizabeth Drive Animal Hospital CAT owners
We highly recommend pet insurance and encourage you to discuss it with us at your next visit.
What does pet insurance cover?
Individual packages vary in the type of treatment covered. However, they usually include most accidents and unexpected illnesses.
You need to consider the differences between policies, in particular the claim excess amount, proportion of treatment costs covered, annual claim limit, age restrictions, pre-existing illness exclusions and policy costs.