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.
From bee stings to clumsy tumbles, our pets love to get themselves into sticky situations. But if your furry friend was to land in serious trouble, would you be able to keep up with the financial demand of their vet bills? Introducing the 2020 Mozo Experts Choice Award Pet Insurance Provider of the Year, Pet Insurance Australia. With more than 10 years of experience, Pet Insurance Australia can help give pet owners the peace of mind they need during stressful situations. To get a more detailed look of Pet Insurance Australia and their award winning policies, we sat down General Manager, Ali Osmani.
Just like us, cats and dogs need not only love and attention but also taking care of when they get sick. So, while it’s great to see so many people adopting furry friends during the pandemic, there are a few things you might want to consider before you do the same.
Pet owners love their fur babies just like their own kids, so the prospect of finding the right pet insurance for your four-legged friend can be quite daunting. Knowing exactly what your pet insurance covers, what the premiums are and understanding the fine print are important steps in choosing the best cover for your pet’s needs.Mozo Expert, Peter Marshall emphasised how imperative it is to shop around when it comes to choosing pet insurance. “The key for any pet owner is finding a policy that will not only cover your pet if something unexpected happens, but finding one you can afford. This year’s awards saw us compare policy features head to head, across different animal breeds and price points to help Aussies find top value cover and award those providers that, in our opinion, offer the best pet insurance in 2020.” Pet Insurance Provider of the Year for 2020:For the second year in a row, Pet Insurance Australia outperformed its competitors to take out the top prize of Pet Insurance Provider of the Year for 2020. Taking out two awards in our Exceptional Value category and coming out strongest across the board in all categories assessed, it’s only fitting for the renowned insurer to take the crown.
From the cost of pet food, toys and other pet supplies to astronomical vet bills, owning a pet can cost a small fortune. But if we insure our cars, homes and other expensive possessions, why wouldn’t we insure the lives of our furry friends?