Pet insurance is slowly becoming more popular in Australia. It offers you peace of mind should your pet become injured, or involved in an accident, or suffer a sudden illness. There is no Medicare for pets, and therefore no subsidy for treatment costs. Emergency treatment, and some surgeries such as orthopaedics, fracture repairs or exploratory surgery can cost many thousands of dollars.
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 that your pet be insured.
There are several companies that offer pet insurance. Individual packages vary in the type of treatments covered. However, they usually include most accidents and unexpected illnesses. You need to consider the differences between policies, in particular the claim excess amount, proportion of treatment costs covered, annual claim limit, age restrictions, pre-existing illness exclusions and policy costs.
For vet services available on the Central Coast from Terrigal Vet Hospital, call our team today on 4365 2300.