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Pet Insurance

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Petplan® Insurance

You may be surprised to hear that you're more likely to claim on your pet insurance than your car or household policies (Allianz Insurance plc). In fact in our experience, if you don’t need to claim on your pet insurance, you really are very lucky indeed!

It’s important to be aware that not all pet insurance is the same. Some policies limit the amount of time or money that you can claim for, so don’t just shop around on price alone.

At Oaks Vet Group, we recommend Petplan®’s Covered For Life® insurance for the following reasons:

  • Petplan®’s Covered For Life® policies guarantee your veterinary fees cover is renewed each year no matter how often you claim (providing you renew your policy each year with no break in cover).
  • Petplan® doesn’t place exclusions at renewal on their Covered For Life® policies so on-going conditions such as eczema continue to be covered year after year.
  • Petplan® won’t increase your premium or excess just because you make a claim.
  • Petplan® is a pet insurance specialist so they understand pets and work closely with vets, charities and breeders.

Why not try before you buy? For 4 weeks’ free Petplan® insurance simply click here.

Petplan® is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited and Allianz Insurance plc. Oaks Vet Group is an Appointed Representative of Petplan® Limited and is not part of the Allianz (UK) Group.

Examples of when having pet insurance came in handy ...

Dougie, the dachsund

Dougie, our beloved smooth-haired miniature dachshund, has a long back and short legs! It's one of the most endearing features of a dashie, but also one of the characteristics that causes health problems as they get issues with their backs.

When Dougie was nearly 5, we noticed that he had slowed down when he was moving and that he seemed to be in pain when we lifted him. We took him to The Oaks and got him checked over. After x-rays, it was discovered that he had several discs in his back that could be the cause of his pain, and the vet recommended a visit to the Small Animal Hospital in Glasgow.

At this point, I should say that we had taken out pet insurance for Dougie when he was a pup. As with humans, you never know when your beloved pet will need help.

It's just as well that we had insurance as Dougie needed x-rays, MRI scans and 2 back operations! Our insurer was great. The animal hospital claimed directly from them and we didn't have to pay out a large sum of money up front. Not all insurers are as good as this so it's always worth checking the terms and conditions before you sign up.

This story has a happy ending. Dougie is now "hale and hearty", and skipping about and enjoying life. He, and we, are very fortunate to have had a good local vet, an animal hospital nearby and an insurance company that was so easy to deal with.

Paddy, the Schnauzer

My pet Miniature Schnauzer, 4-year-old Paddy, was at the beach one sunny day almost 6 months ago. He was a perfectly healthy young dog, then he collapsed and couldn't walk. We rushed him to The Oaks Vets, who weren't sure what was wrong.

He was referred to Glasgow University's Small Animal Hospital as he was paralysed in three legs. We didn't think he would make it. He was diagnosed with embolism of the spinal cord, equivalent to a stroke. If it wasn't for our pet insurance, we would never have been able to afford the specialised treatment required for him. We were also out a large sum of money over and above our policy as we discovered we weren't covered enough for the costly treatment.

Owners, please be aware that the cost of pet treatments when things go wrong are huge - as I found out. Please please, if you love your pet so much, I have to advise you to get your pet insured.

Get the best policy and also be aware of the details - make sure you see what you're actually getting for the policy. Paddy had to attend hospital for chemotherapy treatment every month alongside physio and hydrotherapy. He is now home with us, a happy, full-of-character wee dog and getting back to normal. We wouldn't have him if it wasn't for our insurance and our savings.

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