Pet insurance is becoming increasingly popular in Australia. It offers you peace of mind by paying benefits towards a portion of the veterinary costs if your dog suffers from an illness or is involved in an accident.
Unfortunately there are no government funded subsidies (‘Medicare’) for medical costs for pets. This means that veterinary treatment costs can often meet or exceed what an equivalent treatment would cost for a human patient.
Did you know that 24 hour emergency care for dogs can cost over $1,000 per day? Some surgical procedures, such as repair of fractured bones or abdominal surgery can also add up to thousands of dollars, not including the recovery and aftercare treatment. It is a heartbreaking situation to have to choose between the health of your dog and financial constraints, so for peace of mind we strongly recommend that your dog is insured. Starting insurance when you first bring home your new puppy is highly recommended, to ensure that conditions will not be classified as ‘pre-existing’ (and therefore not covered), and also because puppies are notorious for getting into mischief!
There are a multitude of companies that offer pet insurance; we recommend doing your research to find one that best suits your needs for your dog.
We highly recommend pet insurance and encourage you to discuss it with us at your next visit.
Petplan is one such insurance provider that we are pleased
to be associated with at The Dog Clinic.
They are specialists in pet insurance for dogs, cats and horses. Their ‘Covered for Life’ plans are unrivaled in their ability to cover ongoing conditions and their policies are the most comprehensive on the market. For illnesses, injuries, chronic, re-occurring or lifelong illness, ‘Covered for Life’ policies will take care of expensive treatment and medication. As one of the leading providers of pet insurance plans in Australia, they’re here to help you through those unexpected moments. Being insured with Petplan means that you will not have to worry or hesitate about taking your beloved dog to see the vet. You will be able to seek veterinary assistance without the fear of the cost.
Every pet deserves Petplan – Visit them at www.petplan.com.au or call 1300 738 225.