|Did you know you are more likely to claim on your pet insurance than your car or home policy?*
Advances in veterinary treatment mean vets can now offer more services than ever for your pet, but treatments can be expensive and costs 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 help to cover the cost of unexpected veterinary treatment.
It won't come as a surprise to greyhound lovers that the most common illnesses and injuries relate to legs, hips and shoulders. This is reflected in the claims received by Petplan every day. In just one month in 2012, Petplan paid out nearly £37,000 to treat greyhounds with lameness.
One such claim was for Oscar**, who suffered from lameness, Petplan's most common greyhound claim. Oscar was rehomed through a charity and left for his new home with 4 weeks' free Petplan insurance. There are many reasons that greyhounds can become lame, and they can be particularly susceptible due to their breeding and history, but sometimes the cause simply isn't clear.
Unfortunately for Oscar, this wasn't the first time he'd suffered from lameness since being rehomed, so he was taken back to the vet for further treatment. Oscar's owner had a Covered For Life® policy which renews the cover for Veterinary Fees each year, so his lameness condition wasn't excluded as a result of previous treatment and his owner could continue to claim for additional veterinary fees. The total cost for this occurrence of lameness was £401.22 and this was met in full by Petplan. Now Oscar is back on his feet, and enjoying life as a retiree again.
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 knows every pet and pet owner can benefit from insurance. That's why we recommend Petplan to all our supporters. Petplan offers a range of cover, including their signature Covered For Life ® policies. These policies provide ongoing help for pet owners as the cover for veterinary fees is refreshed every policy year for the lifetime of your pet, as long as you renew each year with no break in cover.
Helping us to help greyhounds
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. This helps the Retired Greyhound Trust continue to care for hundreds of retired greyhounds who have not yet found a home.
* Source: Allianz Insurance plc
** This dog's name has been changed
Claim paid by Petplan in September 2012
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.