Dr Andrew Ward of the Gladstone Vet Clinic encourages pet owners to take out pet insurance.
Dr Andrew Ward of the Gladstone Vet Clinic encourages pet owners to take out pet insurance.

Give your pet the best chance

GLADSTONE vet Dr Andrew Ward hopes pet insurance is a trend that will catch on.

“It is a great idea that gives financial backing to us as vets that an animal's treatment isn't limited,” Dr Ward said.

“Quite often people can't afford things such as tests or surgery, which limits the treatment we can provide to their animals.”

Dr Ward said he always discusses pet insurance with his clients when they bring new puppies in to see him.

“It still is quite rare here in Australia. I'm from the UK and pet insurance is very big over there,” he said.

“Sometimes we have no choice but to euthanase an animal for financial reasons because their owners can't afford the treatment which wouldn't happen if they had pet insurance.”

When covered by pet insurance more options are available as to what method of treatment to undertake.

“I really do hope it is a trend that will catch on here in Australia.”

Most house and car insurance policies have options where pet insurance can be included in their premiums.

Medibank Private also offers a range of pet insurance options that are affordable.

For more information on pet insurance, talk to your insurance company or search the internet for available options.

Pets are special and deserve the same health care we receive.



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