Are you wondering if you need pet insurance? Pondering whether it’s really worth it? Or, perhaps, you would just like to find out what the fuss about medical cover for your furball is all about. Either way, keep reading!
PD Insurance answers some frequently asked questions on pet insurance.
What is pet insurance?
Pet insurance helps cover the cost of veterinary care when your pet becomes ill or injured. It’s designed to make high quality health care affordable for any pet owner, to help protect their precious pet.
It’s no surprise to many pet owners that the rising costs of veterinary care can hit a family hard. Unfortunately, many families are faced with the daunting decision to not treat their beloved pet because they can’t afford the treatment needed to save them.
Pet insurance can save the life of your pet, without putting a big dent in your wallet. You pay a monthly cost and in return have a wide range of vet treatments covered.
What does pet insurance cover?
*Accident cover only (Emergency Plan)
From just $9.66 per month^, you can have peace of mind that when accidents happen, you get excellent veterinary care for your four-legged bestie. In all medically required procedures, you’re covered for consultation fees, prescribed medicine, X-rays, surgery, blood tests and more. You are reimbursed up to and according to the limits provided for in your selected plan.
PD Insurance offer emergency cover for senior pets (up to 12 years old) and bubs as young as eight weeks old .
*Accident and Illness cover (Classic and Deluxe Plans)
Your pet might have a severe accident or illness, which can mean thousands of dollars out of your pocket to help them recover.
Illnesses like feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and kennel cough are becoming more prevalent and medication costs are ever increasing. Parasites such as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks can cause illnesses like heartworm, mange and under-nutrition.
Unfortunately, if left untreated these illnesses can cause permanent harm to your pets or possibly lead to death. Veterinarian costs have skyrocketed (just like everything else), but from as little as $16.21 per month^, PD Insurance can help protect your pet and your purse against these risks.
And with our Deluxe Plan, not only does it have a higher defined benefit limit per year than the Classic and Emergency Plans ($15,000 vs $9,000 and $5,000), it also provides dental cover up to a limit.
Some pets require more regular maintenance than others. If your pooch or pussycat needs a little more attention, PD Insurance has you covered.
We offer a fantastic range of wellness benefits via our optional Wellness Benefits Package add-on, which is available on our Classic and Deluxe plans.
It covers treatments such as microchipping, annual vaccinations, boarding fees, cremation and more.
*Third-party liability cover
PD Insurance provides all our customers with third-party liability cover to protect them against the risk and financial burden of their pet damaging someone else’s property. Furthermore, it covers pets causing bodily harm to someone else or their pet, within the borders of New Zealand.
Do I really need pet insurance for my dog or cat?
We can try to keep our dogs and cats safe from accidents and illnesses, but we’re only human and they’re only curious. We wish we could put our fur kids in bubbles to protect them from cars. We’d prevent a nasty bladder infection from arriving uninvited if we could. But we can’t foresee and control everything that happens to or around them.
Pet insurance gives you peace of mind that if and when something happens to your pet you don’t have to choose between your pet’s life and your finances. Pet insurance isn’t just a “nice to have”; for many it’s a necessity for all responsible pet owners, especially in today’s unpredictable world. A vet bill can set you back thousands of dollars if emergency care is needed. Pet insurance helps protect you against these expensive vet bills.
What should I keep in mind when choosing a pet policy?
When it comes to pet cover for your beloved pet, choose a plan that fits in with your unique lifestyle at a price you can afford.
Need a little extra help selecting a pet plan? Give one of our friendly, pet-loving PD Insurance consultants a call on 0800 738 467. You can also quote and buy pet insurance for your furry bestie online, right from your phone, in less than 3 minutes.
*Terms and conditions apply.
^ Prices based on a one-year old domestic short haired cat. Prices will vary depending on animal type (dog or cat) and breed.