Our pets are part of the family and they deserve the best. From sharing special moments together to the comfort and joy they bring to our lives, there’s a special place in family life for every pet.
But if a pet becomes ill or is injured there’s no NHS for pets and unexpected vet bills can be costly and stressful. That’s why it’s important to insure our four-legged friends – just in case the worst happens.
Pet insurance doesn’t just give peace of mind when it comes to emergency treatment though. As well as covering for accidents and illnesses, some policies also include cover if your pet goes missing or you take your pet overseas.
There are many different types of policies on the market and it can be confusing. So it’s important to carefully compare policies you are considering for their level of cover and, before purchasing, read the terms and conditions to check it meets your needs. Generally, the cheaper the policy, the less cover it will provide in the event of a claim.
It’s a good idea to look out for a policy’s Defaqto rating – a higher-star rating (out of five) means the policy has scored better for its features and benefits. Five star-rated Defaqto policies are some of the most comprehensive on the market, meaning greater cover for pets and their owners in the event of an accident or illness.
Petsurance from PDSA offers a range pet insurance policies that suit every budget. The policies have been specially selected by the charity’s vets to offer cover that protects your pet and gives you peace of mind. You still use your regular vet, and you also get access to a great range of extra benefits.
24/7 veterinary advice at the touch of a button
Life can be hectic and noticing a change in your pet’s behaviour can be worrying. Petsurance from PDSA has a team of veterinary nurses available to talk 24/7 if you need them. With PDSA petanswer™ there’s always help available at the end of the phone, so you can get advice even if your local vet is closed.
Protecting your pet and your pocket
Research from the PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report 2018* found that there are 3.8 million uninsured dogs and 6.9 million uninsured cats in the UK. The top reason given for not insuring was because it costs too much.
Yet if your pet becomes unexpectedly ill, or has an accident, pet insurance can eliminate any worry about the cost. You can devote your full attention to helping your cherished pet recover, rather than worry about paying a bill which could run into thousands of pounds – in 2018 the highest claim paid out by Petsurance from PDSA was over £12,000.
Petsurance from PDSA offers a range of policies to suit your pet’s needs and your family’s budget, including its two ‘Ultimate’ policies, which are 5 star-rated by Defaqto. There’s no need to pay upfront as you can spread the cost with interest-free monthly payments and, to make life easier if you do need to claim, your vet can be paid direct subject to availability.
Pet insurance that truly cares
PDSA understands how important pets are in family life. That’s why for more than 100 years the charity’s devoted vets and nurses have provided a lifeline to millions of vulnerable pets that would otherwise suffer in silence.
Unlike other pet insurance policies, every policy sold helps the charity to provide care to veterinary help to other, less-fortunate pets. Last year, policy holders helped generate the funds needed for the charity to care for almost 7,000 vulnerable pets at one of their Pet Hospitals.
Covering your pet with Petsurance from PDSA
Owning a pet is a hugely rewarding experience. In return for their unconditional love it’s our responsibility to make sure they live a happy and healthy life. To find out more about the benefits Petsurance from PDSA has to offer, and to get a quote, visit www.pdsa.org.uk/petinsurance. You can also get 10% off** in your first year using code PDSA10.
- PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report 2018. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov. See www.pdsa.org.uk/pawreport.
** 10% discount applies on first year only. Minimum premiums apply £68.75 for cats and £94.93 for dogs. Excludes Accident Only policies.