When should you be signing up for pet insurance? The great debate: Now or never?


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Pet Insurance The Great Debate

Trust us when we say that taking out pet insurance at the wrong time could threaten your pet’s life and your financial security. Find out when to get insurance to avoid this!

There is nothing more exciting than watching your family get a little bigger with the addition of a cute and fluffy new fur baby! It is one of the best moments. All of a sudden there is a little bundle of cuteness that just wants your attention 24/7. But it’s not just your affection that they want, they want your loyalty and your protection too.

Your four-legged friend relies on you for literally everything. They need you to train them, feed them, bathe them and protect them. More than anything they need you to lead them to safety at all times because they can’t do it on their own.

And how do you guarantee that they are as safe and protected as possible? With pet insurance!

Avoid this big mistake

Want to know something kind of upsetting? Most pet parents, in an attempt to save money, actually skip out on pet insurance altogether. Now, this does seem like a fun idea for a bit since there is no additional debit order to take care of. And then reality hits …

They need to take their pet in for their first check-up and let’s just say that vet bill is not cheap. In fact, at its most basic level, it's not even affordable. There are multiple tests that new pet families don’t even realise come with owning a pet. From shots to tests, vaccines and more, you’re looking at spending a couple of thousands of rands – EASILY.

And so, thinking that avoiding pet insurance was going to save them money actually cost them THOUSANDS. Whoops! And no one likes making mistakes – especially costly ones!

So when should you get pet insurance?

Simply put: the sooner the better!

In fact, consider these next few minutes while you read this blog should be the last time you are without pet insurance. The responsible thing to do is sign up straight after you’ve finished this blog. Or just sign up now and avoid the wait, because as we said earlier: the sooner, the better!

There is no point in waiting any longer. Why should you hold back on receiving access to the best veterinarians in the country? Why would you want to miss out on some of the most comprehensive benefits in the market? Why wouldn’t you want to be part of the best Oneplan family there is? And why would you not want access to the best online Onepet store?

Why you need to get pet insurance, like yesterday already

There are so many reasons why your pet (and your finances) deserve the protection of one of our comprehensive pet policies. There are so many benefits and perks for you all to access and enjoy! But there are more serious reasons too.

The first is that like with any pet policy, there are waiting periods, which means you cannot access certain benefits until your waiting period is over. So the longer you wait, the longer you have to wait for your waiting period to finish.

The second reason is because of pre-existing conditions. The longer your pet is uninsured, the higher the probability that they will develop a pre-existing condition – which isn’t covered. Keep in mind that we do actually cover pre-existing conditions (yes, you read that correctly). You just have to wait for the respective waiting period first.

An important statistic

Did you know that every 1 in 3 pets will experience a medical emergency? Beyond the fact that pet insurance is there to help you cover the day-to-day, holistic care of your pet, it is also here for the stuff that you cannot predict – the big emergencies.

The truth is that while you cannot predict that your pet will get into an accident, you can prepare ahead of time. You can do this by taking out a comprehensive pet policy. This way should your pet fall into this statistic (which is very likely) they will be immediately protected and covered … and so will your finances!

It’s a win-win!

Where do you sign up?

Are you ready to embark on one of the best journeys for you and your fur baby? Then you are ready to take out a pet policy! The best part is that you don’t even have to worry about it being a tedious process, with lots of paperwork, insurance lingo and unnecessary call centre chats.

Our team has made signing up for a policy so incredibly easy that you might just be shocked. Give it a go and let us welcome you and your best pal into the Oneplan family! We’re looking forward to it!


Yours in must-have pet insurance,


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