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When choosing pet insurance it's important to compare the veterinary cover carefully. We asked Professor Noel Fitzpatrick what to look out for.

Supervet on choosing pet insurance

"Not all pet insurance is the same - choose wisely to get the best care for your animal."

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Supervet on vital pet insurance questions

"Every pet parent should ask these 3 questions before they insure their pet..."

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Supervet on cheap pet insurance

"It's about value over many years rather than looking for a short-term deal"

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Supervet on diagnostic tools

"Cover restrictions can limit the diagnostic tools at your vet's disposal"

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Top Insurance
Questions Answered

1. Why should you get pet insurance?

Pet insurance can help you cover the cost of veterinary bills. Vets can do more for pets than ever before but costs can quickly mount up. Having Petplan insurance allows you to get your pet the best care without worrying about the cost. You may be surprised to know that you are more likely to claim on your pet insurance than your car or home insurance.

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2. When should you get pet insurance?

As early as possible! Pets can get ill or injured at any time so it’s important to make sure you have cover in place to help you cover the cost of any veterinary treatment needed. Policies do not usually cover pre-existing conditions so if your pet already has a skin condition when you insure them you would need to continue to pay for treating this. If however you had insured them with Petplan before they developed a skin condition this would have been covered.

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3. What does Petplan pet insurance cover?

1. Vet's bills
2. Third party liability insurance
3. Purchase price
4. Hospital visits
5. Death from illness or injury
6. Theft or loss
7. Complementary treatment

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More expert advice on pet insurance

Not all pet insurance is the same. It’s important to look for a policy that won’t let you and your pet down rather than a cheap short-term deal.

Cheap pet insurance limits

Cheap policies with restrictive cover may cost you more in the long run

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Think best cover not best price

The 3 key questions to ask when comparing pet insurance policies

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Types of pet insurance policies

It's important you choose a policy type that meets your needs

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Pet dental cover for illnesses & injuries

Unlike a lot of pet insurers, Petplan cover against dental injuries and illness as standard

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Is pet insurance worth it?

Get the right treatment for your pet when the unexpected happens

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Covering pre-existing conditions the right way

Not all pre-existing condition cover is the same

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Avoid hidden limits

Hidden limits can restrict the care you can afford for your pet

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When Should You Get Pet Insurance?

Whatever the age of your pet, we've got you covered

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Why you should get cat insurance?

Covering expensive vet bills and other benefits of cat insurances

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How much does pet insurance cost?

Find out what factors affect the price of your pet insurance

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No penalty for claiming

Getting your pet the best care without worrying about the consequences

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Why you should get dog insurance?

Covering expensive vet bills and other benefits of dog insurance

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Third party liability dog cover

Accidental damage or injury caused by a dog can happen to any owner, at any time

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Benefits of Petplan Insurance

We’ve insured pets and only pets for over 40 years

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Petplan can pay your vet directly

The no-hassle approach to vet bills

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Lifetime & Time Limited Pet Insurance

At Petplan we understand that every owner needs something different from their pet insurance.

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Pet Insurance glossary

Petplan's A-Z of pet insurance – your go-to guide for all things pet

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What does pet insurance cover?

And what are the common exclusions when taking out pet insurance

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4 weeks free pet insurance with Petplan

Benefits of continuing your 4 weeks free cover with us

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Learn more about our policies

We also offer a multi-pet discount if you have more than one furry friend



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