Pet Insurance: Does your pet need it?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017


puppy sleeping




  • How much do you love your pet?
  • Do you go out of your way to include their needs in your own grocery list?
  • Do you worry about whether they have eaten yet or not when you are out of town for business?
  • Do you miss them when you go abroad to travel and wish you could bring them with you?

If you go through all these then you are certified pet lover.

There is no denying how important their role is in your life, that’s why you also want to give them the best you could.

Are shelter, food and water every day enough?

What if they get sick?

Are you financially prepared to take care of all their medical needs?There is no Medicare for Pets!

24% of us claim on our car insurance
17% of us claim on house insurance
40% of us claim on our pet insurance
60%of us claim on our pet insurance for pets over the age of 10

You’d be surprised at how expensive it can get to see them through their health condition and unless you have saved enough, it would really be financially challenging for you. This is the very reason why it is only logical that you get yourself the Pet Insurance that they need. After all, like any other insurance policy, it is an investment but you are buying PEACE OF insurance

Pet Insurance policies are like buying your money in advance. You think about the ‘what ifs’ that could happen to your pet and you make sure that you have enough money to cover it through.

Studies conducted show that one pet out of every three need medical attention each year.

How sure are you that your pet isn’t the one out of the three?

Unless you can see the future, you can never really say. One day they are perfectly healthy and the next, they become so sick they worry you. To get this worry off your list, get pet insurance. That should take care of the problem.

Diabetes, skin allergies and accidents on the road can happen to you as much as it can happen to your pet. As more medical advancements are introduced at Familypet Vet we will make sure your pet will benifit from these changes in technology and treatment,understandibly that comes wiht an increase in cost.

IF cost is your limiting factor. It could be the only reason that will get you to stop and think about whether to provide further help to your pet or not. But if they are part of your family, then nothing should get in the way, right?

It is heart breaking to be in a situation where you have to choose between your finances and your pet. Nobody would want to be in that position.

For the fraction of the cost, you can get your pets insured and you worry-less of whatever may happen to them.

When choosing an Pet Insurance policy make sure you take out a life time policy at Familypet Vet we recommend PetPlan for that reason.

the cheaper insurance companies will only cover you for a year and then they exclude that condition.

When you bring in your new puppy to Familypet Vet at Mclaren Vale( close to Seaford) or Coromandel Valley ( Close to Blackwood) in the Adelaide hills.


The insurance will save you from feeling helpless in the event that your best friend would need any medical attention.




Emergency Planning

Monday, November 14th, 2016

We recommend having a plan in place of where you are going to go and what you are going to do in case your pet needs emergency treatment, touch wood you will never have to use it.

  1. Have the vet clinics number handy, ideally on your mobile and on your home phone, or fridge( ask for our magnet when you are in the clinic or just ring us and we can send you one).
  2. Also have an after-hours vet clinics number close by, see below for our recommended vet.
  3. Always phone our clinic when you are heading down for an emergency. That will give the nurses some tie to get ready for your arrival and making sure the vet will be alerted so we are ready for your arrival. We have to make sure that if the vet is out on a housecall we can organise them too. Our nurses are the A team to deal with an emergency
  4. Organise a family member or friend to be a contact for you if your needing assistance with your pet, for example you have a large breed dog that may have collapsed.
  5. If your pet has been bitten by or eaten something, bring that item with you or write it down, in most cases it will help with correct and fast treatment.
  6. We sell small First Aid kits for pets so ask our nurses to put one of them aside for you for all the basic things you might need for any small cuts and bruises for your pet.

** If you phone our clinic after hours, you will get a recorded message giving you instructions with your emergency contact options, or we recommend calling the Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre on 83710333.