|Did you know that over half of pet owners have had to make an unforeseen visit to a vet within the past two years?* Advances in veterinary treatment mean vets can now offer more services than ever for your pet, but treatments can be expensive and costs can soon mount up.
Did you know that over half of pet owners have had to make an unforeseen visit to a vet within the past two years?* Advances in veterinary treatment mean vets can now offer more services than ever for your pet, but treatments can be expensive and costs can soon mount up.
Insuring your pet is part of being a responsible pet owner. While rehoming a greyhound is exciting and rewarding, it is also important to consider the financial implications of a long term commitment to the health and happiness of your pet. Should your pet suffer an injury or illness, it is reassuring to know that you have helped to cover the cost of veterinary treatment. By insuring your four-legged friend you can not only ensure that your veterinary costs are kept on a leash, but also be safe in the knowledge that your beloved greyhound will receive the most appropriate treatment.
During 2014, Petplan paid on average £4.4 million to practices per week in claims, 90% of which were settled within 5 working days and in many cases, the vet is paid directly to help alleviate the financial and emotional burden at a difficult time.
One such claim was for Lulu, who suffered from foot and pedal disorders. Such conditions include corns, which may at first appear as a tiny dot before eventually increasing in size and breaking through the pad, causing pain and discomfort. Corns are commonly seen by Petplan and are particularly prevalent in greyhounds.
Luckily Lulu was insured by Petplan and, in 2014, Petplan paid £1,554 to treat Lulu the greyhound, allowing her to continue to enjoy a full and active life.
Petplan and the Retired Greyhound Trust
To help give them the best start in their new lives, every greyhound rehomed through the Retired Greyhound Trust receives 4 weeks' free insurance from Petplan, the UK's favourite pet insurer. The retired Greyhound Trust realises the importance of pet insurance in your greyhound's long term health and that's why we recommend Petplan to all our supporters. Petplan offers a wide range of policies, including their industry-leading Covered For Life ® policies. These policies cover your pet for ongoing injury and illnesses for the duration of their life, as long as the policy is annually renewed with no break in cover. Further to this, by insuring with Petplan the cost of your policy will not increase based on your claim history and you'll also be eligible for a range of discounted pet related products and services.
Supporters of the Retired Greyhound trust can help boost crucial funds by taking out a Petplan policy for their own dog, cat or rabbit. Petplan gives 10% of your premium to the charity every time you take out a policy and a further 10% every year at renewal. As a result, in 2015 Petplan gave the Retired Greyhound trust over £100,000. This has helped the Retired Greyhound Trust continue to provide exceptional care for hundreds of retired greyhounds who have not yet found a home.
Petplan are also offering a 10% discount for all policies bought online by supporters of the Retired Greyhound Trust so.Click for a quote today!
Terms, conditions and excesses apply and may be varied on renewal. Retired Greyhound Trust (Registered Charity No. 269668 & SC044047) is an Appointed Representative of Pet Plan Limited. Petplan is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited (Registered in England No. 1282939) and Allianz Insurance plc (Registered in England No. 84638). Registered office: 57 Ladymead, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1DB. Pet Plan Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Financial Services Register No. 311969. Allianz Insurance plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Financial Services Register No. 121849. Pet Plan Limited is a subsidiary of Allianz Insurance plc. Petplan's trading address is: Great West House (GW2), Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9DX. Email: email@example.com. Retired Greyhound Trust is not part of the Allianz (UK) Group.