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Petplan quoted me 16 pounds for one kitten, can you help me shop with pets insurance please ?

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Catfriend1978 Mon 11-Dec-17 16:52:07

I'm a bit at loss...I have found this one which seems to be good. Which insurance do you use ?

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PinkSparklyPussyCat Mon 11-Dec-17 16:56:59

I use Petplan. They are expensive but have paid out without quibbling every time I've claimed (which is quite a few!).

dementedpixie Mon 11-Dec-17 16:58:18

Mine is with Tesco with their top level cover

TroysMammy Mon 11-Dec-17 18:15:59

Pet Plan, again for no quibbling and prompt pay out.

dementedpixie Mon 11-Dec-17 18:17:42

Petplan were fat too expensive for me which is why I chose Tesco instead

PaperdollCartoon Mon 11-Dec-17 18:22:10

They’re not all the same, which is why they cost different amounts, so do be aware of what you’re getting. We have PetPlan and it’s £42 a month for two cats (not the cheapest plan) but it pays out no quibbles (although an £80 excess) and they’re covered for life. Lots of cheaper insurances will only pay for one condition for maybe a year, so if they get a long term condition like diabetes you’re stuffed. An animal in your care should be able to access treatment they need and not have it restricted, if you can’t afford proper insurance in case of illness you shouldn’t have a pet.

dementedpixie Mon 11-Dec-17 18:25:25

My Tesco one is a lifetime plan with £7500 cover and £60 excess which is under £25 per month for 2 cats

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Catfriend1978 Mon 11-Dec-17 20:19:10

Calm down a bit paperdoll, would you. I'm shopping around and I'm asking for advice. All my pets are insured with petplans, just trying to look for better deal for the new kitten. Not everyone takes automatically on insurance when they acquire a pet and it's not our case at all.

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Madbengalmum Mon 11-Dec-17 21:01:02

Petplan £22pm for new kitten covered for life plan just taken out.

Fatjilly Mon 11-Dec-17 21:32:33

I use Healthy Pets for my cat and two dogs. I've made two claims...£800 and £200 and they paid my vets direct with no hassle. The cost does creep up as your pets age but that's standard with any insurer.

Catfriend1978 Mon 11-Dec-17 21:52:30

I have did Tesco for 45 pounds for 3 kitties - unlimited and 4000 pounds per condition.

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Austentatious Mon 11-Dec-17 21:55:56

not Purely Pets. Been paying for two cats for a decade and have my first claim to make; they are making it virtually impossible for any claim to ever be met (they require animal's full lifetime medical history - so need to hope that vet from old house 12 years ago keeps their records for a long time or I won[t get paid)

Judashascomeintosomemoney Mon 11-Dec-17 22:00:41

Petplan because, though it is expensive, I have two aging Labradors (used to have three) and they cover a lot. We have had literally thousands of pounds paid out over the years, definitely way more than we’ve paid. Also as they are so well known and trusted our vet doesn’t mind claiming direct which, when the bill runs to a couple of thousand, is really helpful.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 14-Dec-17 08:25:53

I would say £4000 is too low I would be looking for at least £7000 for a cat and £10,000 for a dog per condition.
As a vet I am regularly seeing all the bills for treatment both in house and referral.

palmfronds Thu 14-Dec-17 08:31:08

Petplan here - because of all the points Paperdoll made. It's the chronic conditions thing that is the most crucial for me - most other insurance will only pay out up to a certain amount/time per condition and after that you're on your own. I pay about £45 per month for my two older cats and Petplan have been great whenever I've had to claim.

icclemunchy Thu 14-Dec-17 08:31:58

I used to work for petplan, and tbh you get what you pay for! The amount of people that would call up trying to reinstate insurance they'd cancelled because they had to claim and realised they're new policy wouldn't cover things or wouldn't cover for life. By which time it's too late!

PinkSparklyPussyCat Thu 14-Dec-17 08:51:18

I agree with Lone, £4K is quite low. We claimed £3.7K for Harry's jaw problems and it could have been more as at one point he was going to be referred to Supervet.

Bluelonerose Thu 14-Dec-17 08:53:49

I pay about £15 a month for 2 with Tesco.
Are you a member of top cashback?
I got £50 back from top cashback just for buying though them. Hth

Bluelonerose Thu 14-Dec-17 08:55:16

Just to add with my 2 for £15 a month I've got the highest one which covers up to £10000 per cat.

sashh Fri 15-Dec-17 11:52:19

I'm with Tesco, a recommendation from here. I have not used it but others on here gave positive feedback.

Oops4 Fri 15-Dec-17 13:54:05

I'd stick with petplan. The small print in many of the others will catch you out if you end up with any chronic conditions. Although any will cover a condition up to the limit, once it is time to renew they count it as a pre-existing condition and won't cover in the new policy and if you try and change at that point a new provider won't cover it either. We've stayed with petplan for our now 11 yr old cat and have more than had our money back and because we have never switched she is still fully covered for anything that develops. The other one I have found that is similar is John Lewis and we have gone with them for the dogs, haven't yet had to claim but have used some of their other insurance products without issue. I'm sure Tesco don't cover after a year.

dementedpixie Fri 15-Dec-17 14:54:22

Tesco do cover after a year as long as you take the premier cover. It is a lifetime plan too

dementedpixie Fri 15-Dec-17 15:00:54

Premier Cover
We pay vet fees from the first date your pet has treatment for illness, injury or change you or your vet notice in its
health or behaviour.
Payments carry on until the vet fee limit shown on your policy schedule is used up in each policy period. This
applies as long as we can continue to offer cover, your premiums are paid and the policy is renewed each year. If we
offer and you accept our renewal invitation, your chosen vet fees limit will be available to use again in the next
policy period. This cover includes cover for both ongoing and short term health issues.

(From the policy documents)

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