Vet care is the second highest cost for pet owners after pet food, which means pet insurance should be a high priority. Here, we get the lowdown on the benefits for you and your pets.
For those of us that consider our cats and dogs to be art of our family, there’s not much we wouldn’t do for them. But the questions always linger – what if something did happen to your precious pet? How could you make sure they get the best possible care? “I’ve been a practising vet for almost 50 years and I’ve seen it all”, says Dr Harry Cooper, Woolworths Pet Insurance’s new ambassador. “These little guys can get into all sorts of trouble. Even exercise can result in severe joint or bone damage, not to mention problems with their ears and eyes. “Dogs injuring joints, eating things they shouldn’t, getting grass seeds in their ears…these are all common things that can happen”, Continues Dr Harry.” That’s what pet insurance is for – the unexpected”. Routine medical care for your pet can get expensive – and if your pet needs emergency care or surgery, you could spend hundreds of dollars, maybe even thousands. “This is exactly why more and more people are taking out Woolworths Pet Insurance”, explains Chris Cramond Head of Woolworths Insurance. “It’s to help cover the costs of caring for their pets and any unexpected treatment they might need.”
Another valuable benefit of Woolworths Pet Insurance is it allows you to use your own licensed vet wherever you are in Australia, so you know your pet is always in the hands of someone you already know and trust.