Do I need 4Paws pet Insurance?
As a pet owner you love your furry friend. But it’s important to be aware of any long-term illnesses and conditions your breed may be prone to, especially if it’s a pedigree.
Problems like arthritis and diabetes typically need treating by a vet over a long period of time, often for life. With the ongoing cost of veterinary treatment potentially running into hundreds or even thousands of pounds every year, a lifetime policy can give you piece of mind that your pet will be always be covered.
If you’re unsure if pet insurance is worth it, consider how you would deal with an unexpected bill. Balance this with the cost of your premiums and the likelihood of having to make a claim.
*Over 76% of small vet practices have increased their fees in the last 12 months.
*Over half of all pet owners have taken their pets to the vets at least once in the last 2 years.
*Of all the claims made in 2015, the average paid out by pet insurance was £721, but claims can run into the thousands if your pet develops an on-going condition.
The table below shows costs for pet insurance claims – Figures are based on NCI Pet Insurance claims Sept 2015 – Dec 2016:
|Condition||Maximum Paid Out||Average Paid Out
|Bite Injury (dog bite)||£6537||£528
(*Mintel Aug 2016 report)