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How much is pet insurance?
Pet insurance for a cat younger than five years old costs on average £116 a year. For dogs aged below five expect to pay around £225 a year*.
Insurers may charge you more to spread the cost of your pet insurance in monthly payments so it can often work out cheaper to pay for a policy upfront for the year. The cost of pet insurance will be determined by the policy type but will also vary depending on the type of and breed of your pet, its age and any existing medical conditions.
*51% of customers paid on average £116.40 for a cat aged under five and £225.12 for a dog aged under five. Stickee data, correct as of May 2020.
How to reduce the cost of pet insurance
Here are some money-saving tips to help bring down the cost of cover:
Keep your pet healthy: whether it’s feeding your pet a nutritional diet or keeping on top of its vaccinations, having a healthy pet will help lower your premiums.
Opt for a higher excess: your premium is likely to decrease if you’re willing to pay a higher excess on any claim you make. But keep the excess affordable in case you have to pay it.
Take out multi-pet cover: some insurers offer a discount of 5% - 10% if you insure more than one pet on a single policy.
Pay annually: paying for your policy upfront is usually cheaper as some insurers charge interest on monthly instalments.
It always pays to shop around for cover to see what policies and prices are best suited to your pet and your budget.
What do I need to run a pet insurance quote?
You’ll need to provide the following information so we can help you find you pet insurance quotes:
- Your pet’s age
- The breed or size of your pet
- The health of your pet (and if it has been neutered)
- How much you paid for your pet (if you bought it rather than adopting it)
- Your pet’s behavioural history
- Your pet’s medical history
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