Pet insurance is becoming more and more popular in Australia. It offers you peace of mind as it covers some or all of the treatment costs if you pet was ever involved in an accident or suffers a sudden serious illness. There is no equivalent of Medicare for pets so often treatment costs exceed what an equivalent problem would cost for a human patient.

Some surgeries such as repair of fractures, or exploratory surgery (particularly if it's after hours) can add up to thousands of dollars and that does not even include the recovery and aftercare treatment. It is a heartbreaking situation to have to choose between the health of your pet and financial constraints. So for peace of mind we strongly recommend your pet is insured.

There are now many companies that offer pet insurance so it is worth doing your research and selecting a package that suits you and your pets individual situation. You need to consider the claim excess amount, proportion of treatment costs covered, annual claim limit, age restrictions, pre-existing illness exclusions and policy costs.

We highly recommend pet insurance and encourage you to discuss it with us at your next visit.