As veterinary medicine is an evolving science, we are always updating and improving diagnostic and treatment services. Thus the possibilities for treating animals start to mirror what is done in human medicine – for example, it is not unusual for a dog to have cataract surgery or a cat to have askin graft.
The down side to all of this fantastic new technology is that it can often be quite expensive to use. Our goal is to provide your pet with the best possible veterinary care, and finances should not be something that gets in the way of this.
For this reason, we highly recommend that you take out pet insurance, particularly when your pet is young as it can often be difficult to find a reasonable policy that covers older animals. Similar to human schemes, your pet insurance should cover situations when your animal is ill and may need a specialist procedure or referral, which can sometimes be particularly expensive.
When you are looking for a policy for your pet, please shop around and remember that if you find one particular result that is much cheaper than other quotes, there’s probably a reason for this. A major factor to look out for is lifelong cover – one that will cover an ongoing condition for the lifetime of the pet – as some policies will only cover a new condition for that policy year.
One final thing to consider in regards to pet insurance is making sure that your policy covers all types of situations. Many insurers will offer an accident and emergency only policy, but bear in mind that this will not cover any ongoing illnesses that your pet may have or develop in later life.
For any more information or advice about what pet insurance is best for you, or to book an appointment with us, please call 09 today and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help.