pet insurance


09 May 2019

Can you trust Dr Google when caring for your pet?

Google can be a useful tool for looking up or clarifying information. But is it safe to take Dr. Google’s advice when it comes to diagnosing potential problems with your pet?

We sat down with Dr Harry to get his thoughts on listening to online animal care advice.

“There’s that great Dr out there called Dr Google. Gee he comes up with some weird and wonderful answers”.

In fact, a google search for ‘pet advice’ returns over 700 million results!

Dr Harry says, “I think Dr Google does say some good things, providing those things that he says are accredited to registered veterinary surgeons or people who have some real genuine knowledge. The problem is there are a lot of people who put information on google that don’t have a decent accreditation or don’t have real knowledge.”

Dr Harry's advice - "Ask your own vet: Would you do that? Do you think that works? Listen to the vets' opinion."

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Offer available to new Woolworths Pet Insurance policyholders who purchased their policy between 7 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, limited to 1 membership registration per eligible policy. The 12 months free membership offer is from the date of your policy commencement provided your Woolworths Pet Insurance policy remains active during this time. You must register with VetAssist in order to activate the offer. A registration email will be sent within 14 days of policy commencement to the email listed on your Woolworths Pet Insurance policy to activate. 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