Do I need pet insurance?
Pets can be as much a part of the family as any other member, so you may want to have pet insurance to protect their health. Pet insurance can help to cover the costs of unexpected illnesses, accidents, and other medical treatments, allowing pet owners to give their furry friends the care they need.
Pet insurance may provide financial assistance in the case of more serious and expensive medical procedures such as surgeries, as it can help to cover the costs associated with such treatments.
What type of pet insurance policies can I get?
What you can buy from Purely Pets:
Lifetime pet insurance is a type of insurance that offers continuous cover and lifelong protection for your pet. This type of insurance covers the cost of medical treatments and procedures, such as check-ups, surgery, and hospitalisation.
Lifetime pet insurance typically includes coverage for illness or injuries that may occur throughout your pet's life, provided the condition has only developed within the period of insurance.
What you can buy from other insurance providers:
- Accident only pet insurance
Accident only pet insurance is a type of pet insurance that covers veterinary treatment required for injuries caused by accidents. This type of pet insurance provides coverage for medical bills associated with an accident, including hospitalisation, surgery, lab tests, and medications.
- Maximum benefit pet insurance
Maximum benefit pet insurance provides a financial amount per condition, with no time limit subject to the policy being renewed. Once this financial limit has been reached, then there will be no further cover for that condition.
Maximum benefit pet insurance may cover accidents, illnesses, surgeries, prescriptions, and more but please refer to your policy terms for full conditions for what’s included on your policy.
What does pet insurance at Purely Pet’s cover?
What is covered?
- Veterinary fees and veterinary treatment: A vet fee is often associated with diagnosing and treating sickness and/or injuries are commonly included in pet insurance plans.
- Boarding fees: Boarding fees are the charges incurred for the boarding of pets. These fees depend on the type and size of pet, the length of stay and the services provided. Depending on the policy, pet insurance may cover the cost of boarding fees if the pet owner is unable to care for the pet due to an injury, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances.
- Third-party liability cover: This coverage applies exclusively to canines and provides cover in the event of your dog causing harm to a person, an animal, or property.
- Dental cover: At Purely Pets, we provide a dental coverage plan that covers all related expenses for the oral health of your pet, such as treatments, medications and more. In the first year, the cover is exclusive to any accident-related treatment only and from the second year onward, it also covers dental illnesses*. To know more, kindly refer to our policy by clicking the link here.
- Loss by theft or straying: When deciding on a pet insurance policy, it is a good idea to consider the policy details in order to make sure your policy covers pet theft or straying. It provides cover, should the policy holder need to claim back any advertising costs, a reward or in the worst case scenario the purchase pet does not return. Purely Pets' Gold Lifetime cover offers up to £2,000 for advertising expenses or a reward if the pet is lost due to theft or straying.
- Death by accident, illness or injury: Pet insurance can offer assurance to pet owners that in the unfortunate event of a pet's passing due to an unexpected illness, accident, or injury, you will be reimbursed up to the policy limits for the purchase price of your pet. **
*Subject to annual health checks
**Death from illness does not apply to dogs aged 9 and over & cats aged 11 and over
What isn't covered?
- Treatment for pre-existing conditions: Before purchasing pet insurance, any medical issues that a pet may already have need to be taken into consideration.
- Routine medical treatment: This type of care includes routine check-ups, vaccinations, heart worm tests, flea and tick treatments, routine dental care and laboratory tests carried out for routine and preventative care.
- Neutering and spaying your pet: Neutering or spaying your pet can be helpful in reducing unwanted pregnancies, aggressive behaviours and reducing the risk of certain diseases.
- Vaccinations and boosters: Vaccinations are a set of immunisations used to shield pets against a wide range of diseases, viruses, and illnesses. These immunisations give pets a better capacity to oppose infectious diseases and illnesses that may lead to serious, even fatal, health problems.
- Pregnancy care: Regular visits to the veterinarian can help to identify any potential issues that may arise during the pregnancy.
For more information on what is covered within our pet insurance policies, click here to read our policy documents.
Do I need to pay excess for pet insurance?
Generally, pet insurance policies will require you to pay an excess when making a claim, which is a set amount that you are required to contribute towards the cost of veterinary fees. Here at Purely Pets, we offer flexible excess options which starts from £80..
How does my address affect my pet insurance?
Your address can have an effect on the rate of pet insurance premiums that are offered. Depending on the area in which you live, the cost of premiums can vary. Generally, pet insurance premiums are higher in urban areas due to the higher risk of injury or illness that pets may .
For example, in densely populated areas, there may be a higher risk of exposure to communicable diseases. Additionally, the cost of veterinary care may be higher in larger cities due to the high demand for services and cost of living.
On the other hand, pet insurance premiums in rural areas may be lower due to the lower risk of injury or illness based on previous claims and other factors made in the area.
How can I get a quote?
Getting a pet insurance quote is quite simple and straightforward. You will need to provide certain information about yourself and your pet. This includes details such as:
- Your personal details (name, address and contact information)
- Your pet's age and breed
To get a pet insurance quote for your furry friend you can get a quote through our website. If you would like to talk to one our pet insurance specialists, you can get in touch with us on 0330 102 5748.