What do I need to know about insuring my rescue cat?
Upon arriving at the animal shelter, your cat will have been given a thorough medical with any health conditions noted – all this information will be passed on to you. Your cat will also be given an estimated date of birth, if an exact one cannot be found, which you’ll need in order to take out an insurance policy.
You’ll need to tell your insurance provider about any medical conditions your cat has. If you don’t, and it comes to light later on, you could find your policy invalidated or a claim not being paid. Any existing conditions won’t be covered by pet insurance.
Although pet insurance isn’t a legal requirement, with vet bills rising by around 12% a year it could be a very costly mistake if you choose not to have insurance.
Insurance premiums don’t have to be expensive. Customers of comparethemarket.com can get cat insurance for as little as £2.94** per month – it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.