Pet Insurance is a policy that covers your household pets such as cats and dogs as long as they're healthy. Whether your dog or cat is mixed breed or pedigree then most pet insurers will cover the animal for the whole of its life. Pet insurance often covers more than just vet bills, it often covers emergency kennelling costs, theft and travel. Over 50% of visits to vets are unplanned due to accident or illness to pets and 1 out of every 3 pets require veterinary treatment each year following injury, illness or accident. These are often expensive costs which pet insurance policies can insure you against. For example treating a cat with a broken leg, can cost over £1,000, while some more complex treatments, such as hip displacia, can cost over £4000. Make sure you shop around and get a few quotes to ensure you are getting competitive quotes. But don't just look at the price, check what is covered under the policy and recurring conditions are actually covered by the pet insurance policy.
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