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What is Pet Insurance?

What is pet insurance?

A monthly agreement between an insurer & yourself, as the pet-owner, on cover for the risk of major vet bills due to significant, unforeseen accidents & illnesses – costs that you might otherwise not be able to afford.

It’s not medical aid, although pet insurance can free you from significant financial worries, & allow you to choose the best available vet care for your family in your unfortunate time of need.

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Procedures covered by MediPet across plans

  • Vet visits
  • X-rays
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Ear & eye conditions
  • Dental
  • Foreign body ingestion
  • Skin conditions
  • Accidents
  • MRI, CT & ultrasound scans
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Why do I need pet insurance?

The best medical care for our pets should be an automatic “yes,” without hesitation. Did you know:

  • 1 in 3 pets need emergency vet treatment each year
  • More vet specialists & advanced treatments are available today
  • Advanced pet medical care often costs thousands of rands
  • Premiums can be as low as R8 a day
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Pet insurance is a necessity, and all responsible pet-owners need the support of pet insurance to afford the right care for their pets. We believe everyone should have it.

Louise GriffithsFounder and Vet Nurse

Common costs pet-owners could face:

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Up to R60 000 for x-rays, medication, treatment & surgery.

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Dental Care

Scale & polish, with extractions, up to R15 000.

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As much as R15 000 for hospital & intensive care.

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Foreign body ingestion

Could be as much R35 000 if requiring surgical removal, x-rays & ultrasounds.

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Skin conditions

May cost thousands every year, & need chronic care support.

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Vet costs from eating chocolate, xylitol, medication, plants or rat poison can range between R1 500 & R25 000.

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