Yes they do!
We insure our cars, houses and even ourselves so why not consider health insurance for our pets? Our pets give us unconditional love and loyalty and in return we want to give them the proper care they deserve.
Unexpected illness or accident can involve an unexpected financial burden. The bill can sometimes run into hundreds or thousands of dollars, unfortunately this means that sometimes pets have to be put to sleep as these costs are more than we can afford, pet insurance helps protect against having to make these tough decisions.
Research shows that two out of three pets need veterinary attention each year and that about two thirds of veterinary visits are due to sudden illness or accident. Pet health insurance can help contribute to these unexpected veterinary expenses by paying 80% - 100% of costs, as well as giving you the peace of mind, that should the worse happen cost doesn’t need to be a factor when deciding the best course of treatment for our loved ones.
Which insurance company offers the best policy?
There are many companies that offer pet insurance, so you do need to do some research before choosing the cover that’s best suited for you and your pet. Most companies will offer a range of policies including ‘accident only’ and ‘accident and illness’. A few companies will also offer some cover for routine items like prescription food.
Basic cover starts at $1/day giving you $9000 worth of insurance per year. One insurance company also offers the first month free of charge!
We strongly recommend pet insurance to all of our clients for their peace of mind and it allows us to offer best care options for our patients without the concerns of affordability.
For more information about pet insurance come and speak to the friendly healthcare team at Riverbank Animal Hospital your local veterinary clinic in South Grafton who are always happy to help!