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Pet Care Plan: For Puppys/Dogs or Kitten/Cat

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Following on from my HELP WITH A PUPPY thread, Im wondering if any posters have a "Pet Care" Plan, and if so which one.

thinking of getting a puppy for little one, but wondered if it was worth paying into a Pet Care Plan or just forking out for any treatments/bills as/when needed?
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
We have Marks and Spencers pet insurance.
Great treatment plan, they have won awards for it apparantly, and good price (and quidco when I did it, not sure now).
Make sure you look into whether the plan you go for is 'per illness' or 'per illness per year' as this is soooo important and you need the latter as if your pooch has a long-term problem you're covered.
Look into excesses, maximum payouts and the normal stuff really, just like buying house insurance.
#2
I use E & L insurance - they are cheap, but very, very slow to react to any claim - beware!
#3
I use tescos...always been good for us
#4
Definitely go for insurance. I've just got two kittens and did quite a bit of research as there are so many options! In the end i went with Petplan - it seems a really simple process should you have to make a claim.
http://www.petplan.co.uk/insurance/needquote.asp?Campaign=GOOGLE10&WT.srch=1&WT.mc_ID=Google10
#5
We use Petplan, certainly not the cheapest but unlike most plans, our vet claims direct from them, rather than us having to pay upfront and then claiming the money back.
They also did offer Quidco when we took it out.
#6
so what shall i expect to pay per month/year for

a) puppy/dog
or
b) kitten/cat
#7
k8_web
Definitely go for insurance. I've just got two kittens and did quite a bit of research as there are so many options! In the end i went with Petplan - it seems a really simple process should you have to make a claim.
http://www.petplan.co.uk/insurance/needquote.asp?Campaign=GOOGLE10&WT.srch=1&WT.mc_ID=Google10


Yep, Petplan are good, paid up no probs when we had our old dog, but they were quite a lot more expensive for a very similar plan the younger dog so didn't go with them this year.
Don't bother with The Kennel Club insurance - rip off prices and not worth it.
Ask the Dogs Trust when you pop in, they'll have info for you too.
#8
I heard PSDA do free treatments for those that arent working or claiming certain benefits?
#9
Disco
I heard PSDA do free treatments for those that arent working or claiming certain benefits?


I have to admit I am of the opinion that if you choose to have a dog you should be able to provide for it. PDSA are a great charity and go great things for needy animals but in my opinion should not be thought of as an alternative to insurance. But, the answer to your question is yes, PDSA are a fantastic charity who care and offer vet services for those who cannot afford hefty vets bills when their pets get sick. I think a donation is required though so its not entirely 'free'.
#10
i would definetly recomend petplan, they pay up no problem, no questions asked.

We had virgin pet insurance for a year and they were a nightmare when it came to payin up. So be careful when it comes to cheaper plans...
#11
i've been wiith e and l for a couple of years - they have been fine for the claim i had to make (CUT PAW - APPROX £400 OF SURGERY)
#12
Seriously, if you are going to get a puppy, you MUST get insurance...don't think you can save a bit every month and then use that if you need to have anything done. We ummed and ahhed over whether it was worth it and luckily we eventually decided to go for it...our 5 month old labrador Buddy has just had nearly £4000 worth of surgery to his elbows - we'd be completely stuffed if he wasn't insured.

BTW we use Argos - I've used M&S in the past and they were fab - Argos have the same underwriters and were quite a bit cheaper.

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