Families come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes family members are four-legged furry rascals that like to scratch the couch. Even with their occasional mischief Australians still love their pets and are willing to spend more money on spoiling their pets than themselves.
Accidents happen. Thankfully your bills are partially covered through national or private insurance. However, when something happens to your pet, you may find yourself paying big vet fees if you don't have pet insurance.
It’s no secret many Australians have turned to fluffy, four-legged friends to help them get through the instability and social isolation of the last 18 months. Animal rescue and adoption groups like the RSPCA and PetRescue have seen massive surges in people looking to take home pets.
Pets are an important member of any family, and just like us humans, they occasionally fall ill or get into accidents. So, whether your furry friend is canine or feline, owners may want to consider taking out a pet insurance policy to minimise vet bill stress.
Considering buying a dog, cat or pony for Christmas? Paws a moment. Yes, we know the idea of a new fur baby may be hard to resist, but you need to be ready for the commitment you are making. And that’s not only in terms of time and love, but financially as well. In fact, a recent Mozo mystery shop of some of Australia’s most popular pets indicated that on average prices for fuzzy friends increased by 78% over three years. Meanwhile, the cost and set up of a pet (including expenses like bedding, vaccination and food) increased by 59% on average from 2017 to 2020. With a crowd-favourite breed, the Cavoodle, bumping up by a whopping 344%. Ultimately, this means some pets could end up costing you thousands of dollars, and that’s just in the first year of ownership.
But if you’ve become a proud pet parent this holiday season, you might have your ears pricked for pet care advice. So, we thought we’d take you on a jolly journey exploring some of the things you may have to think about when taking out a pet insurance policy.