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UK pet owners intend to splash the cash this Valentine’s Day to the tune of £41 million on treats for their furry friends, new research from The Co-operative reveals. Top gifts include flowers, food and clothing.
More than half of British pets are insured, as households try to cut bills in the credit crunch. However, as new figures from GoCompare.com find 42% of pet owners are actually paying less than £10 per month for their policy.
Animal lovers are more likely to take out insurance for their pets than their own lives, new research has revealed. According to comparethemarket.com, three times as many people get a quote for pet insurance than they do for life insurance.
Pampered pets who have been over-indulged with food and treats are costing their owners an estimated £21.6m a year in extra vets’ bills. According to a new survey by The Co-operative Group the average pet requires treatment at least twice, to the tune of £222 per visit, because of something it has eaten.
Dog insurance provided by John Lewis has been recognised as the number one policy in the UK by a consumer champion. The company’s annual lifetime cover for man’s best friend was given an overall score of 89 per cent in the Which? rating, making it the best on offer.
Can you put a price on a pet pooch? New research from Sainsbury’s found the average lifetime cost of owning a pet cat or dog can reach as much as £17,000. The average annual cost of owning a dog is currently judged to be as much as £1,183.
Co-operative Insurance is offering a 25 per cent summer discount on policies for pets. The deal is available to animal owners who apply for cover online. Every customer who goes on the internet to buy pet insurance will get the discount.
Pet owners need to understand how insurance policies cover vets' fees to make sure they do not end up paying for treatment unexpectedly. As April is National Pet Month, independent financial research company, Defaqto, says now is the perfect time to review current policies.
Animal lovers can save 25 per cent on M&S Pet Insurance if they take it out online before February 28.
Discounts are being offered to new M&S customers who take out home or pet insurance online before February 28.