Does my cat need insurance?
If you have been questioning whether or not cat insurance is the right move for you and your feline friend, you NEED to read this blog.
Money is tight. We get it. In fact, when we aren’t feeling very financially stable, we often look at ways to cut down on costs. One of the first things that pet parents look at is avoiding the costs involved with pet insurance.
What is crazy though, is the fact that when we are having financial troubles, pet insurance is one of the main debit orders we SHOULD be keeping. It’s one of the greatest lifelines – not just for your pet but for your finances too.
Need a little more proof before you part with your money? Keep reading!
Why your cat NEEDS insurance
The harsh (and expensive) truth is that if you own a cat, insurance isn’t so much of a luxury as it is essential. It is not only the responsible thing to do, it's the only way to best protect your pet and your money. Oh, and we aren’t just saying this for dramatic effect, we are saying this because we see the importance of cat insurance every single day.
And so, to best showcase why cat insurance is so important, here are the main reasons why it is non-negotiable:
Cats have perfected the art of acting okay
If you own a cat, you know that they are pretty good at masking an illness. Because, by nature, they are more relaxed and independent animals, it is hard to know when they are harbouring a major sickness. The most common illnesses include:
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
- Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV)
- Upper respiratory infections
- Intestinal parasites like tapeworms
The scarier part is that you will probably only notice that they are ill once they are severely sick and the illness has progressed. This will threaten their own health and the health of your finances.
Vet bills go up annually
As you probably already know from your own medical bills – seeking the help of a medical professional is not cheap. The same can be said about your vet. As their insights into pet care and pet medications increase, so do their bills!
You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you are genuinely shocked by how many zeros are at the end of your vet bill. So, take it from us – for free – when we say that these bills are not affordable and they are set to increase again too.
Cats are susceptible to accidents
Cats have nine lives and they really do need all of them. From leaping from great heights to fighting with other cats, accidents are a major part of any feline’s life. And as a pet owner, it is your responsibility to predict and prepare for these things BEFORE they happen.
The best way to do that is by securing pet insurance. That way, unexpected vet visits aren’t a financial burden for you and the family. Your comprehensive policy will kick in and cover the necessary costs so that you don’t have to!
Your cat needs routine cover care
Quite frankly, you owe it to your cat to prioritise their overall health and wellness. And we aren’t just talking about the major bills like accidents and emergencies but also the overall day-to-day, ordinary care too such as dental care, deworming and vaccinations.
In general, the basic services included in routine cover are:
- Consultations for vaccinations
- Deworming and parasite control
- Tick and flea prevention
- Dental care such as teeth scaling and polishing
Cat insurance (with Oneplan) is affordable
We see and interact with our markets and economy every day, so we know the impact that it has on our communities and your households. This is why we have made it our mission to keep the costs of our pet policies affordable for all. We don’t believe that taking care of your cat should break the bank, and with Oneplan, it won’t.
Our team has worked hard to not only keep the prices low but ensured that each policy is as beneficial to you and your pet as possible. This means that even if you opt for the lower, more affordable policy, you are still gaining access to adequate care and assistance – whenever you need it most!
Taking care of a pet is a huge responsibility; not only emotionally and physically but financially too. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone. We are here to assist you at every roadblock you encounter – not only the financial stuff.
Call on our team and we will come to your rescue!
Yours in comprehensive pet insurance,