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Pet Insurance

In Australia there are 76 pet insurance policies from 23 providers available to help you find the best health cover for your dog or cat. It can become confusing and we get lost in the terminology. Once the decision has been made, the financial burden of treating your animals can be relieved.


When comparing policies:

  • decide which insurance is right for you and your pet
  • check how much of the vet bill an insurer will pay
  • check what excess payment options each policy has
  • check which policies have the highest annual benefits and biggest range of features
  • match a policy's features against its "bang for buck"

The Benefits of Pet Insurance:

  • Enables pet owners to save money when their pet is injured or ill.       
  • Empowers pet owner to not have to choose between their financial stability and their pet’s life.
  • Enables pet owners to focus on the health of their pet, rather than the costs of their care.
  • Saves on additional treatment costs, like stays in the veterinary hospital or
  • X-rays.
  • Increases the treatment options available to the pet, including medically necessary surgeries and chemotherapy.
  • Ability to treat pets for costly procedures like, tick paralysis, cruciate ligament surgery, cataract removal, spinal surgery or FLUTD surgery.
  • If your pet is lost or stolen, some pet insurance plans offer funds for a reward to the individual who has found it.
  • Pet insurance can also help cover the cost of boarding kennels/catteries if you are hospitalised
  • help with legal costs if your dog causes any damage or injury to a 3rd party.

In clinic, we are now seeing many more families with insurance for their pets. It allows both parties to provide the gold standard of treatment that our animals deserve.