What should I do if my pet develops a long-term illness?
If you don’t already have lifetime cover and your pet develops a long-term illness, it might not be possible to insure them for that pre-existing condition. Instead, you’ll have to rely on the insurance you already have in place.
Your first steps should be to find out:
- which type of pet cover do you currently have?
- how much can you claim on your insurance?
- what is your vet’s long-term prognosis for your pet?
If you don’t think your insurance will provide enough cover, you’ll need to see if you can put aside savings for future vet bills or look into what help might be available from animal charities.