Delaware Vets’ Pet Insurance
One in 3 pets will require veterinary treatment this year.
Perhaps this treatment will be a “one-off” like broken bones after a road traffic accident. It may equally be an ongoing problem like diabetes, a skin allergy or arthritis. As medical and surgical treatments become more advanced, inevitably the cost of first class veterinary care increases and in some cases becomes a limiting factor.
It is possible to insure your pet against accident, illness and injury. With the exceptions of preventative healthcare such as vaccinations, wormers, flea treatment or elective procedures such as neutering (these are covered under our Healthy Pet Scheme) in most cases all you pay is the excess although you may pay a percentage as the pet gets older. There may also be a small administration fee. Some policies limit the amount of time or money that can be claimed and an insured for life policy will give you peace of mind. Don’t shop around on price alone.
Selecting a Policy
Please read the small print carefully before taking out an insurance policy as the level of cover can vary considerably.
Be aware that some policies will only cover for an illness/condition for 12 months or set an age limit when cover stops, while others such as PetPlan will provide lifelong cover for ongoing conditions. Please ask our staff for further information. We recommend combining the Delaware Vets’ Healthy Pet Scheme with an insurance policy to give you absolute peace of mind for all your pet’s healthcare needs.