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How old is your dog?

Pre-Puppy
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Pre-Puppy

What’s better than puppies? That’s right: your own puppy. So, what do you need to know before you take the plunge into pet parenthood?

0-2 months
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0-2 months

Welcome to the world little one. It’s all grow-grow-grow for your puppy right now, so there’s many things to prepare.

2-3 months
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2-3 months

Your puppy is ready to come home and turn your world upside down. It’s time to put your preparation into practice – and remember to take it all in!

3-6 months
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3-6 months

You’re entering a period of immense growth, lots of learning and new adventures. Bring on the play date with the big wide world!

6-12 months
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6-12 months

Your fur-baby is nearing adulthood. Can you see their grown self coming through? Sigh…they grow up so fast, don’t they?

12-18 months
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12-18 months

Your puppy has turned one and they might not be so little anymore. Make sure to book their first annual check-up.

18 months - 3 years
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18 months - 3 years

Your dog is one an established family member now. Enjoy who they have become and the bond you now share at this special stage.

3 - 8 years
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3 - 8 years

Your dog is a full-grown adult now. They understand where their place is in your home and the wider world.

8+ years
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8+ years

Just like many senior citizens, senior dogs have some extra needs. Learn to look after your best friend and support their health as they grow older.

Pet Insurance for my Dogs

There are many costs associated with owning a pet. Many owners wonder if pet insurance is really worth the cost.

You may ask yourself why get pet insurance and if you do how do you know whether it's worth the extra cost?

What is pet insurance?

Pet insurance is designed to cover any unexpected vet or medical expenses that may occur during your pets lifetime. In my mind, I think of it as similar to private health cover; you don't think about it until you need it.

There are limitations on what is covered and each policy is different. Still, overall the cover is there for my peace of mind. If something happens and I was to find myself with large vet bills, and I don't know how I'll pay, then this is when having pet insurance counts.

Finding the Right Pet Insurance Cover for You

Finding the right pet insurance is about knowing your pet and the possible health issues that may pop up. There will always be things that might pop up that you can't predict, but I would suggest you make sure you speak to your insurance provider about the breed of your dog/s - just in case there's anything you need to know.

For me, I just chose the highest cover for my pet insurance to make sure that it covers the most possible things. It does cost me more to have this high level of coverage, but I like the peace of mind.

You will, of course, need to consider the costs when it comes to getting pet insurance. However, if you compare multiple brands' policies, there are possible ways to save yourself money and still be covered - of course make sure you're looking at all of the elements though.

Why I got Pet Insurance

When I got my dog, I was offered a month's free pet insurance, so I thought, why not. Within the month, he had medical issues that meant I needed to fork out for vet bills that I wasn't prepared for. But because I had insurance, I could claim most of the costs back. For me, that experience was enough to decide that it was worthwhile.

Many known costs come with owning a dog like yearly vaccinations, flea, tick and worming treatments, food and toys. All these are costs you can budget for, but for me, pet insurance is there for the unexpected costs that pop up out of nowhere.

 

This information is of a general nature only and does not constitute proper insurance advice. We recommend you conduct your own research to find what's right for your circumstances.

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