Did you know 1 in 3 pets may require unexpected veterinary treatment each year?
Whilst advances in veterinary medicine mean we can do more for your pet, treatment costs can soon mount up. We recommend insurance to all our clients as this can help alleviate the concern over cost in an already stressful situation.
Whilst insurance will not cover preventative treatment a good insurance company will cover most long term and emergency conditions.
You may be surprised to hear that you are more likely to claim on your pet insurance than your car or household policies. In fact, in our experience if you are one of the few people who do not need to claim on your pet insurance you really are incredibly lucky indeed!
It is important to be aware that not all pet insurance is the same. Some policies limit the amount of time or money that you can claim for. Others will have different extras such as alternative treatments, physiotherapy or help to find missing pets.
When choosing insurance whilst we are unable to recommend a company, we do recommend that you look for life cover rather than annual cover. This will reduce the likelihood of conditions being excluded in later life
The Croft Club has been especially created for preventative care.
Do not just shop around on price alone.
We recommend asking the following key questions, so you clearly understand what each policy does and does not cover.
- Will the policy cover my pet for on-going conditions (e.g. eczema or anything which once developed will always be a problem) into its old age?
- Will exclusions be placed at renewal for an illness that occurred in the previous year (this can often happen with annual policies)?
- Will my excess or premium increase if I make a claim?
- Will the policy cover: congenital and hereditary illness, hip-related conditions, dental treatment or behavioural conditions?
If in doubt speak to one of our nurses.
We are now able to offer direct insurance claims in some cases. Please see below or give us a call at the practice for more information.
Please contact the surgery for full details.