Benefits of pet insurance

Why should you insure your pet?

Did you know that you’re more likely to claim on your pet insurance than your car or home policy? Unfortunately, pets are just as susceptible to illness and injury as we are – in fact, 90% of the claims Petplan pays out are for illness, rather than accident. Our pet insurance can help you to ensure your cat, dog or rabbit gets the best care possible.

The benefits of Petplan pet insurance

We’ve insured pets – and only pets – for over 40 years, so the benefits of our pet insurance are supported by a wealth of knowledge and a real passion for keeping your pet healthy and well.

  • We pay 97% of claims we receive, because we’ve designed our policies to cover your pet for any unexpected treatment
  • We settle 90% of claims within 5 working days
  • We pay vets directly
  • We cover congenital, hereditary and behavioural conditions

Plus, our pet insurance has many other benefits

At Petplan we’ve made sure that our policies cover many of the risks that come along with owning a cat, dog or rabbit. Our pet insurance provides cover for complementary treatments that your pet may need, such as hydrotherapy or acupuncture. And we’ll help to cover a behaviourist’s fees if your vet has referred your dog or cat for this treatment.

The benefits of our pet insurance also include cover for the cost of advertising and a reward if your pet should get lost or stolen. And, thanks to our Third Party Dog Insurance, we can even help with legal costs if your dog causes an accident, injury or damage to property.

That’s because at Petplan we’re passionate about the welfare of all animals, in all forms. So another benefit of our pet insurance is that when you take out a policy with us, you’ll be helping to care for vulnerable animals everywhere – since the launch of our Charitable Trust in 1994, customers have helped us donate over £10 million to animal charities both in the UK and abroad.

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We are pet specialists and have an unrivaled knowledge of pet health 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.

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

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