Paris Council will subsidise pet health insurance

Parish Council will subsidise pet health insurance for the cats and dogs of Paris

The administrators of Paris, France, have decided to introduce a council-sponsored scheme to subsidize the health insurance of cats and dogs living in the city. It’s believed to be a world first. It will greatly reduce the cost because it is believed that pets are particularly vulnerable in the City of Light. It is …

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Pet health insurance essentials infographic

Pet health insurance

I felt that an infographic would be a great way to present the essentials of pet health insurance. I sometimes also feel that the insurance companies deliberately make things complicated to entice customers to sign up to the kind of policy terms and conditions that are best for the insurer! Cat owners should also note that perhaps the best form of pet health insurance is a personal savings account! Although that does require a lot of self-discipline to ring fence the saving account into which you transfer around £50 per month. Once the savings have built up you have an insurance policy without an expensive admin fees. It is my personal favorite form of pet health insurance.

Pet health insurance essentials.

Cats and dogs can be more expensive to insure than a house and contents in the UK

The French Bulldog is a money pit liability that remains the most popular dog breed in the UK

Cats and dog health insurance can cost more than combined home insurance (insuring the building and the contents). It sounds remarkable but here is an example concerning the most popular dog breed in the UK at the moment (2023): the French bulldog. On my research, to insure a young French bulldog will start at …

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Top 10 pet health insurers in the UK and what insurance does not cover

Pet health insurance

It’s useful for cat and dog owners to know what others consider to be the best insurers and also to be aware of the exclusions to health insurance cover before embarking on purchasing a product. I am going to rely on Trust Pilot, the online review business to list the top 10 best insurers. …

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Provision of veterinary services should be funded along the lines of the best human healthcare systems

Veterinary healthcare should mirror human healthcare hybrid systems

A cursory investigation will tell you that dogs are taken to the vets much more than cats and cats are not taken to the vets enough. Cat owners resist taking their cat to the vet. I am one of those cat owners. It is not about money for me but the hassle. But vets …

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Cost of pet insurance in UK can be the same as the cost of car insurance (2023)

Cat health insurance

The Which? website lists the most expensive breeds of cats and dogs to insure but the information is confused except in one way: it’s expensive and in certain instances the equivalent of insuring your car. The average cost of car insurance in the UK is around £400 depending upon the type of insurance you …

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Some pros and cons of pet health insurance

Pet insurance consultation

This is a complicated subject but there are definitely pros and cons to pet health insurance. I’ll start with the pros i.e. the things that are good about it. But I discuss things as they occur in a flow of consciousness! If I’ve missed something please comment – thanks. The first thing that is …

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