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09 Jun 2020

Handy Hints with Dr Harry: How Often Should You Visit Your Vet?


Have you ever wondered how many times a year you should be taking your pets to the vet? Wonder no more! We sat down with Dr Harry to clarify just how many times your dog or cat needs a check up.

“For young animals, you’re going to go through that vaccination phase and that rapid growth phase, and I think those animals need a close eye on.”

“But, later in life, I think, is the most important. That’s when you really need to be having a regular visit to your vet.”

“Once your dog or your cat hits double figures, in other words 10 years of age, I think you need to be going annually and that’s aside from routine vaccination. And lots of dogs live to 15 years of age and cats live to 20 years of age no problem at all! I think that’s twice a year, every six months you should be going.”

“If you know your dog or cat has a specific problem, then you need to be going on a regular basis. That may be as much as monthly or every six weeks or every three months.”

“Your vet is there to tell you when you should be going.”

Please note: Not all conditions, vet visits and treatments are covered by Woolworths Pet Insurance. Refer to the Product Disclosure Statement for details of coverage. 


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Get up to 80% back on eligible vet bills, plus 8 out of 10 claims are processed within 5 days

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With Woolworths VetAssist you can have a video call or online chat consultation with a licensed Australian Vet. It's perfect for those times when you're unsure if a trip to the Vet is required and you need some advice.
 

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^ Price Promise a. only available if a Woolworths Pet Insurance policy is purchased by 30 June 2021 b. only applies to competitor products available as at 1 May 2020 that at least cover up to 80% back on eligible vet bills and have a similar excess c. does not apply to quoted renewals, variations, free insurance offers, or quotes that include discounts for other products purchased d. only available if the quote is genuine – written proof of quote may be required. Please note covers provided by insurers will vary.

* Limits, waiting periods, exclusions and excesses may apply.

‡ Subject to continuous renewals and no gap or change in level of cover with cover subject to the applicable terms and conditions of the policy for each renewal period. 

Offer available to new Woolworths Pet Insurance policyholders, and is limited to 1 membership per eligible policy. The free membership offer (valued at $199p.a) is from the date of your policy commencement, provided your Woolworths Pet Insurance policy remains active. You are not eligible to redeem the free membership subscription for cash or credit. VetAssist is a separate subscription based service to the Woolworths Pet Insurance product, and is provided independently by Woolworth’s third party service provider, VetChat Services Pty Ltd (VetChat). Click here for full VetAssist Service terms and conditions. Woolworths reserves the right to withdraw or extend this offer at anytime, without notice.

Benefits are subject to the terms and conditions including the limits and exclusions of the insurance policy. Cover is issued by The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd ABN 78 090 584 473 AFSL No. 241436 (Hollard). Woolworths Group Limited ABN 88 000 014 675 AR No. 245476 (Woolworths) acts as Hollard’s Authorised Representative. Any advice provided is general only and may not be right for you. Before you purchase this product you should carefully read the Product Disclosure Statement to decide if it is right for you.

Any general advice provided by Dr Harry Cooper in relation to Woolworths Pet Insurance is provided as an Authorised Representative of Hollard through an arrangement with Woolworths AR No. 1000933