PDA

View Full Version : insurance



niamhx
26th April 2007, 09:39 PM
I brought finn to the vets today for his second injection and I asked the vet about taking out health insurance I had this with my last dog but that was two years ago.

Can anyone who lives in Ireland tell me the best company to go with ?

Karlin
27th April 2007, 12:14 AM
There's only one that offers insurance in the Republic, so it's an easy choice. :lol:

Petplan from Allianzdirect is very good. If you click through the ad on this link, you'll also get €20 off:

http://www.irishanimals.ie/

*Pauline*
27th April 2007, 12:16 AM
I'm in England but I go with marks & Spencer's. It covers the illness for however long that might last. Some only pay out for an illness for the first year or so. I think you get up to £7000 a year for a long term illness. It's priced differently for each area, mine is expensive at about £22 a month but worth it.

coconut
27th April 2007, 09:45 AM
i am with allianzdirect and they are very good with reasonable prices!

casshon
27th April 2007, 09:56 AM
I'm with them too (no choice!). I pay around €30 for 2 dogs per month.

metime
27th April 2007, 10:01 AM
Casshon is right - Allianz are the only ones in Ireland providing this cover.

niamhx
27th April 2007, 04:19 PM
Thanks everyone:)

Karlin I love a bargain thanks for the link :)

Cleo's Person
27th April 2007, 04:41 PM
Alternatively if you get petplan through your vet you get 14 months for the price of 12, which is probably the same thing anyway. (I'm not very good at maths).

mishmosh
27th April 2007, 06:36 PM
I brought finn to the vets today for his second injection and I asked the vet about taking out health insurance I had this with my last dog but that was two years ago.

Can anyone who lives in Ireland tell me the best company to go with ?


According to an article in teh money section in the Daily Telegraph last month, Tesco pet insurance is the best value, followed by Marks and Spencer.

Justine
27th April 2007, 07:14 PM
we have Petplan,as karlin sugested they have been fantastic,allways heplfull.been with them for 10 yrs with all our dogs.jus

Karlin
9th May 2007, 04:48 PM
We don't get Tesco or M&S insurance here in Ireland.

The problem is that cavalier owners usually will find most insurers will not cover genetic (inherited) conditions -- that means MVD and SM will not be covered, nor may patellas, eye problems, or hip dysplasia.

So for any owner of a purebred dog and definitely for cavaliers, where MVD is likely to need to be treated eventually, making sure genetic conditions are covered is more important than any other consideration. :thmbsup: