Adopted a new pet for Christmas? 3 compelling reasons to insure their health (like right now)


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Adopted a new pet for Christmas

You just got one of the best gifts yet: a new furbaby! Here is what you need to do next!

Adding to your fur family is a super exciting time for any family! All of that cuteness is almost enough to make you forget that you have a few future bills on the horizon. That’s right! The costs don’t end with the adoption feed, food and toys. There are MAJOR cots up ahead. Thankfully we have the ultimate safety net for your finances: pet insurance.

Take on a new responsibility

Adopting a new pet comes with a lot of responsibilities. Ones that are more immediate and others that will come up later on. Regardless, you need to remember that the health and happiness of your pet is your full responsibility. They are fully reliant on you to support and protect them – but that can become costly at times.

Being a pet parent means not only loving and caring for your pet but it also means being responsible, and the only way to do that is by signing up your pet for comprehensive health insurance. Now, if you are feeling slightly uncertain about this decision, sit tight, because we have 3 compelling reasons why you need to get it NOW!

Cats and dogs get sick – often

Here is a pretty scary reality check for you: accidents are common. In fact, every 1 in 3 pets ends up in a medical emergency. Crazy right? It is easy as a pet parent to become an eternal optimist, which means you tend to ignore the facts. As hard as we may all try to keep our pets safe and sound, accidents do happen.

Here are the most common accidents/incidents reported at vets:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Organ failures

We cannot control the nature and temperament of our pets. They will most likely get into mischief and find themselves on a pretty harmful adventure, while you aren’t paying attention. The reality is that we cannot always watch over our pets 24/7 but we can always protect them.

By taking out comprehensive pet insurance you are guaranteed the ultimate form of medical and financial protection. This way whether your pet gets into a minor accident, or a serious medical emergency, you have immediate access to the best medical practitioners of your choice.

Vet bills aren’t always affordable

Unfortunately, the average South African household struggles to afford most vet bills. When unexpected vet bills arrive, most families are forced to choose between economic euthanasia and medical debt. You can easily run up a bill that is well into the thousands. Especially if your pet has a more serious emergency or chronic illness. 

And as a general heads up, it doesn’t look like vet bills will be decreasing. In fact, vet costs are usually subject to an annual increase. You also need to take into account that this medical field is getting more advanced, which has its perks, but also means vet costs will significantly increase too.

By taking out comprehensive pet insurance you can lean on your pet insurance team. They are your financial saving grace as they will swoop in and cover those pricey vet bills and help you take good care of your pet.

It is the responsible thing to do

If you are reading this blog, then it’s pretty safe to say that you are already a pretty responsible pet parent. You obviously pride yourself in keeping up with pet care facts and we totally appreciate it. However, your pet would appreciate it a whole lot more if you got them pet insurance.

In the same way that you have insurance for your human family, your car and your home in order to financially protect you against the unexpected, the same could be said about pet insurance. It really is no different. Your pet also deserves the best and thankfully it doesn’t have to cost a lot either.

Keeping your pet safe, happy and healthy isn’t rocket science. If you are taking them for regular walks, grooming, feeding and loving them, then half the work is already done. The final (and most important) piece of this puzzle is pet insurance.

It is the BEST way to safeguard your pet and your finances. Not only will your vet recommend getting pet insurance, but it is easily becoming the gold standard of pet care.

Pet insurance truly is the gift that keeps on giving - literally for both you and your pet. Take responsibility for the life and health of your pet by signing up for pet insurance today! You won't regret it.


Yours in responsible pet insurance,


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