Insure your Pet
Owning a pet is a fun and rewarding experience but it can also be an expensive, worrying time if your pet becomes ill or injured. Pet insurance can help cover the cost of unexpected veterinary treatment allowing you to undertake the recommended care for your pet without having to worry about the costs.
Free insurance from the breeder or charity
Petplan works with thousands of vets, breeders and animal charities across the UK to provide 4 weeks' free insurance for pets. When you collect your new pet from a breeder or rehoming centre you will probably receive 4 weeks' free Petplan insurance which provides immediate cover for both illness and injury. It's important that you call Petplan on 0800 980 7328 before this free cover expires so you can set up a full policy for your pet and benefit from continuous cover for illness and injury and receive an additional month free.
If for any reason you don't receive 4 weeks' free Petplan insurance when you collect your new pet or receive a voucher, you can
click here to activate 4 week's free insurance yourself. This policy will provide immediate cover for illness starting 14 days later.
Choosing a full policy
It's important to realise that not all pet insurance is the same and you need to choose your policy wisely. Some policies limit the amount of time or money that you can claim for so don't just shop around on price alone. Ask insurers the following 5 questions:
- Will this policy cover ongoing conditions for the rest of my pet's life?
- Does this policy cover congenital and hereditary illness?
- Does this policy cover dental treatment and behavioural problems?
- Will you place exclusions at renewal on this policy?
- Will you increase my premium or excess if I claim?
Petplan is the UK's No. 1 pet insurance provider and offers a range of policies including our signature Covered For Life ® insurance that provides ongoing cover for the rest of your pet's life providing you renew your policy each year. Find out more about Petplan and their range of pet insurance products.