As dog or cat owners, you never want to be in a position where you have to make a claim on your pet insurance! However, insurance could help ease the financial burden if your pet becomes ill or injured. We’re sharing information on some of the most common cat and dog insurance claims of 2018, as well as the most expensive, to show how pet insurance has been able to help some of our customers!
Common Canine Claims
The majority of vet’s fees claims for both dogs and cats in 2018 were for illness, rather than accident or injury. A huge 82.6% of vet’s fees claims on dog insurance policies were for illness. 11.4% of vet’s fees claims during this period were for growths cysts and tumours, and we paid an average of £583 per claim. The most expensive claim we paid out for this problem was for a Boerboel, and came to £7,895!
Common Cat Claims
In 2018, around 1 in 10 vet’s fees claims for cats were for urinary system issues, like feline lower urinary tract disease, which made our list of common cat illnesses to look out for. On average, we paid £484 for each claim for urinary system issues. Our two most expensive claims for cats with urinary system issues came to a total of £5,238 for a Moggie and £4,931 for a Ragdoll!
Expensive Cat Claims
Our feline friends are renowned for having nine lives, and according to our statistics it certainly looks like there might be some truth to this myth! Just one unlucky cat made it onto our list of the top 10 highest pet insurance claims of 2018. Coming third in the rankings was a cat involved in a road traffic accident, with a total claim for £14,239!
Expensive Dog Claims
An incredible 9 out of 10 claims in our top 10 highest pet insurance claims list were for dogs! In the top 5, we had a dog with hip issues, for which we paid out £13,711. £13,785 was paid for a dog with immune system issues. Second highest on our list was a dog that was having seizures, which paid out £14,512, and the highest value claim was £14,754 for a dog with back, spine and pelvis issues.
At The Insurance Emporium, we’re happy we might have helped relieve some of the financial burden from pet owners whose dogs and cats have become ill or injured. If you’re a dog or cat owner, you might want to think about taking out pet insurance. At The Insurance Emporium, our Dog Insurance and Cat Insurance includes Standard Benefits like cover for Vet’s Fees up to £8,000.* You can then tweak your policy with our range of Optional Benefits. We even offer up to 30% discount!^ Head on down to The Insurance Emporium to find out more.
* Vet’s Fees cover up to £8,000 available on lunar monthly Lifetime Gold policies.
^ The 30% discount is made up of 20% Introductory Discount plus 10% Multi-pet Discount (if appropriate). The Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.
Statistics generated from all The Insurance Emporium approved pet claims in 2018. Percentages based on the number of claims made. All statistics and research correct at the time of publication.
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