Advantages of dog insurance

by Leanne Thompson on September 10, 2011

Many families in Britain have dogs, but lots are not too keen on the idea of dog insurance. It is believed that this may be due to the lack of understanding about and knowledge just how important dog insurance can be, and they feel that there is no real need for it.

The reason people do take out dog insurance is prevent excessive veterinary fees and other expenses that can be incurred if your dog becomes ill or has a life threatening disease.

The advantage of having dog insurance is that the cost of treatment for your sick dog is covered. If your dog requires surgical treatment, the costs can spiral into the thousands. Sometimes, tests such as MRI and CT scans may need to be performed, and these alone are extremely costly.

It is a traumatic time when your dog is sick, so the added pressure of finding the funds to help your pet can add extra pressure and upset to the situation.

Dog insurance can be purchased from many reputable companies and the cost can be spread over 10 to 12 months or paid in a lump sum. You can choose different levels of insurance and what you require it to cover.

Dog insurance can cover liability if your dog was to hurt another dog or person. It can also cover bereavement counselling if your beloved pet dies. There is also the option of choosing reward fees and advertisements if your pet was to go missing.

Most of all, dog insurance is peace of mind.

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