When our pets are in the prime of their lives, it is easy to forget that someday they may need treatment for accidents or illness. The cost of many standard treatments are high enough, but the vet bills incurred as a result of major surgery or an ongoing illness can be staggering.
It is strange then that although we spend a lot of money on our pets, from food to grooming, pet insurance is often neglected. Some people see paying monthly premiums a waste of money, especially if their pets are young and healthy, but whatever age your pets are insurance can be a sensible investment for the future.
Pet insurance does not just cover accident or illness. It can also cover for Third party liability if your pet causes injury or damage either directly (such as biting) or indirectly (such as causing an accident). In either of these cases you could be liable to be used, and therefore it is important to have some sort of cover in place.
Another benefit for pet owners that may be elderly, or suffering from ill health, is that many pet insurance policies can also cover cattery/kennel fees in the event you are taken ill and have to spend time in the hospital.
Pet Insurance provides a piece of mind and many good, comprehensive policies are available for under £10 a month. Make sure you shop around so that you can find the type of policy that suits your situation best. Hopefully, you will never need to use your pet insurance, but if you do, you will be secure in the knowledge that you can provide your pets with the level of care and medical attention they need.