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My cat Bumbles has been diagnosed with feline asthma, and I'm so glad I went with Petplan for insurance.
I adopted Bumbles about nine months ago from Cats Protection - she had unfortunately been abandoned. She needed lots of love and attention to build her confidence back up, but she soon settled in and became part of the family. Bumbles was very happy but, as an indoor cat, she started to put on weight and was coughing. The vet confirmed that she had asthma.
Petplan were brilliant and helpful all the way, explaining everything to me and paying the vet directly, saving me £500 - and that was before Bumbles has even begun any treatment. She's now gradually losing weight and is a lot happier and more active. It's great to know that Petplan is covering her and will be there for any eventuality.
I wouldn't have been able to get Bumbles through the tests without Petplan. You've given me reassurance during a sad time that otherwise could have been an absolute nightmare.
Stephanie Carrington, via email
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If you miss your cat when you're out at work or down the shops, Cats Protection have come up with a clever solution - their MyMog app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
MyMog allows you to create your own digital cat, with his own colours, style and facial expressions. You can share your cat with friends by uploading him to Twitter and Facebook, equip him with useful things like glasses and a top hat, and even give him a calming stroke by running your fingers across the screen. He'll purr if he likes it, and hiss a warning to you if he doesn't - just like the real thing (but without the claws).
We are pet specialists and have an unrivaled knowledge of pet health and unlike many other insurers. That's why we've designed our policies to cover as many conditions as possible, and are able to pay 97% of all the claims we receive.