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Which insurance do you have?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by LittleMissSee, Jul 30, 2009.


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Who is your dog insurance with?

  1. More Than

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Tesco

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Direct Line

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. E&L

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  5. M&S

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  6. Sainsburys

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  1. LittleMissSee

    LittleMissSee PetForums Junior

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    Hello,

    I am just researching pet insurance for my puppies, and I just wondered who you were all insured with or who you'd recommend?
     
  2. EmzieAngel

    EmzieAngel PetForums VIP

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    I'm with PetPlan, but I can't really complain or recommend it.
    It's £20 a month for my Labrador, but we've had no claims, so can't say if they sort out claims quickly or not.
    x
     
  3. Cuddypuppy

    Cuddypuppy PetForums Member

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    Hi, my puppy is nearly 10 weeks old. I recently signed up with Pet Plan, but the service from their overseas call centre was absolutely shocking. It reminded me of when you have to sort your Broadband out! Anyway, the paperwork came through today and I called them up to cancel. I am now insured with More Than who were recommended by my vet nurse.
     
  4. Michelle666

    Michelle666 PetForums Senior

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    Im with Virgin, as we have a credit card and Media with them, and got a discount for the lifetime insurance!
     
  5. james1

    james1 PetForums VIP

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    Argos - who are brilliant
    PetPlan who we havent claimed from yet:D
     
  6. sequeena

    sequeena PetForums VIP

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    I'm with morethan. Never had to use them yet but they seem great. I know other dog owners who are with them :yesnod:

    When I had my cats they were with Tesco. Again I never had to use the insurance but the rates were great.
     
  7. LostGirl

    LostGirl PetForums VIP

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    tesco for the cats
    pet plan for zeb, nothing for bear yet
    but im thinking of changing to tescos life time policy
     
  8. peppapug

    peppapug PetForums Senior

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    Oh you missed the biggets one on your poll so count other as Petplan!!!

    Petplan lifetime is fab. Pays directly to the vet, never queries. :D
     
  9. boxerlife

    boxerlife PetForums Junior

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    I took mine out with helpucover.co.uk which is pinnacle insurance. Same cover as petplan like covered for life etc and lower xs than petplan, I compared the two. Also cheaper than petplan. :)
     
  10. Jazzy

    Jazzy PetForums VIP

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    Our two are both with Tesco but not claimed yet so don't know what they are like.:confused:
     
  11. wooliewoo

    wooliewoo PetForums VIP

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    My 2 are with Tesco and i did have to put a claim in for old girl when she hurt her leg..........they paid up with no problems.

    What i liked most was the excess is the same no matter what age of pet is.


    (+ the reccomend a friend deal is good:smilewinkgrin:)
     
  12. Frenchie

    Frenchie Banned

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    Please please please, stay away from E&L, they have a terrible reputation.

    I was on a call again today to a person that put a claim in 3 months ago and they "cannot say when the claim will be dealt with" although she had phoned every other day.

    When choosing pet insurance, look at your budget and your cover requirements: cheap cover, really comprehensive or in between?

    Have a look at my blog, you'll find plenty of information on pet insurance, like the different types of cover, a jargon buster and quick comparison tables.

    I hope this helps and if you need anything else or have a question, just let me know and I'll be happy to help!!
     
  13. Sprocker Fun

    Sprocker Fun PetForums Newbie

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    Petplan - vet likes it as well.
     
  14. brackensmom

    brackensmom PetForums VIP

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    Tesco, which is a good price, but not had to claim so cant say how that is.
     
  15. Pam/Holly

    Pam/Holly PetForums Senior

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    We are with Petplan. When you do decide be sure to ask for Lifetime Cover, and remember they do not cover for the first couple of weeks.
     
  16. alphadog

    alphadog PetForums VIP

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    Petplan.
    I've claimed thousands of pounds over the years for behavioural and veterinary expenses. They have always paid out (only one query about a repeat claim), they are as efficient as I need, their policies are comprehensive, life-time cover means no hic-ups if your pet develops a life-long drug dependancy etc and they don't send me stacks of junk mail!!
    Perhaps not the cheapest, but peace of mind is worth every penny :)
     
  17. petforum

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    I use M&S for our cat.

    It amazes me how many supermarkets and shopping chains sell insurance now-a-days. They dont even deal with it at all, its all done through other companies who answer the calls and do all the other work. They only put there name to it to make a commission on each sale.
     
  18. cornflower

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    we were with Direct Line and I found them to be very helpful. We made a claim which was honoured within two weeks of the vet sending the form off for us. We had a standard but personalised letter offering condolences and a cheque for the full amount claimed minus the excess and the other items not covered. It wasn't a complex claim and was our first. So no complaints. I guess you need to check what's covered in your policy. We didn't get our dog until she was 7 so we had to pay more!
     
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