Nurse Kerrie's Australian Shepherd pup Arli (now 15 months old) grew up on a farm in Northern Victoria where he was always getting into mischief! Unfortunately this mischief earned him multiple Vet visits, one of which involved a nasty injury to one of his legs. Arli needed to have his leg dressed and bandaged for almost 8 weeks. Arli made a full recovery, but Kerrie would have been significantly out of pocket after paying for Arli's unexpected vet bills. Thankfully Kerrie had pet insurance for Arli, which brought her total bill down to around $500 instead of $1500!
Pet insurance is a great way to help cover medical costs for unexpected accidents or illness. Here are a few tips on getting started:
- Shop around - there are many companies out there offering various levels of insurance cover
- Start early - premiums are often lower for younger pets
- Contact your existing insurers - more health, home and contents and car insurance providers are now starting to provide pet insurance and may offer specials to existing customers
- Check out the AVA website for a list of pet insurance providers http://www.ava.com.au/public/about-pets/pet-insurance
Please contact us if you would like any more information about pet insurance.