With Christmas 2020 closing in quickly, it’s now or never when it comes to gifts. Not just for the two-legged family, but for your pet as well. To save you from presenting Garfield with a single, empty cardboard box, why not give the gift of pet insurance?
What better way to show your pet some love than with a ‘soft landing’ to help you take care of them forever? Almost forever, anyway… Seriously though, if you’ve got a cat – maybe get them the cardboard box too.
Why pet insurance is a great Christmas gift for a pet
Veterinary science has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. Now, treatments are available to treat conditions and injuries which would’ve been fatal a couple of decades ago. That’s amazing news for pet parents! We’re all for anything that can help your pet live a longer and healthier life. Naturally though, some of these treatments come with a hefty price tag.
With three great cat insurance and dog insurance plans, PD Insurance lets you choose the type of cover that best suits you and your pet. That way, when your cat gets into a fight or your dog sprains a leg, you’ll be able to help them. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got yourself a pedigree Labrador retriever, or adopted a stray kitty from your local animal shelter.
Unfortunately, no pet is immune to accidents or sickness. Luckily, they’ll feel a lot better knowing that you’re there for them! Well…you and your pet insurance, that is.
Some benefits of pet insurance
Your dog or cat might wonder where the treats or pamper session is, but they’d thank you for a pet insurance policy if they knew how. And if they realised how important it is.
- Pet Insurance puts the power in your hands: Dogs and cats aren’t cheap. Even routine care adds up. But treatment for injuries, accidents, and illnesses are where the costs can really pile up fast. If you need emergency treatment, that’s even more true. If your pet needs treatment for something life-threatening, you don’t want to be forced to make an impossible decision. Pet insurance means that you don’t have to choose between your finances and life-saving treatment for your pet.
- Pet Insurance doesn’t have to be expensive or unnecessary: Pets aren’t one size fits all. That’s why quality pet insurance plans like ours are tailored to fit your unique needs. If you only want cover for emergency treatment after an accident (like surgery or bone re-setting), you can do that. If you’re worried about unexpected illnesses and the cost of diagnosis, treatment, hospitalisation and more, you might want more extensive cover. Or, perhaps you want treatment for everything, including routine care and even microchipping or dental care – then there’s a plan and add-on for that too. And you might be surprised to hear that pet insurance can be as cheap as $1 per day!
- Pet Insurance can ease anxiety: If you’ve had pets then you know that anything can happen. One minute everything is fine, and the next thing your dog has swallowed a whole bunch of chocolate coated grapes and raisins. (See our article on things that can poison your pet for why this is dangerous). Accidents and illnesses are part of pet ownership. Although pet insurance can’t stop accidents from happening, it can give you peace of mind that you’re covered when the day comes.
See, when it comes to Christmas gifts for pets, it doesn’t get much better than pet insurance! It’ll benefit them for much longer than a bone or a tin of tuna! And will help you if they consume the wrong Christmas treats over the next few weeks.
Though if you want to get them something a little bit more frivolous, check out our guide to ethical gifts for pets.
The gift of pet insurance for other people
It’s important that you think very carefully before giving anyone a pet for Christmas. Even if that person is your own child or spouse! While they truly are the gift that keeps on giving, it’s important to make the right decision for the animal as well as the gift recipient.
Not sure whether a puppy under the tree is a good idea? Read our blog on giving pets as Christmas gifts.
If you do decide to gift someone an animal for Christmas, though, think about gifting pet insurance alongside it. While a brand new kitten or puppy (or older animal from a rescue centre like HUHA) could make someone very happy this festive season, it’s also a big responsibility.
Pet insurance can help to lighten the load and alleviate some possible anxieties around finances. And you’ll take one thing off your loved one’s to-do list for the new year
Know that pet insurance doesn’t have to be just for new pet owners. Perhaps a family member or friend has a much-loved pet and you know that pet insurance would be appreciated? That’s the kind of thoughtful Christmas gift for pets that loads of animal parents would love.
PD Insurance can help
So before Santa visits this year, why not check out our pet insurance plans? Did you know we currently offer one month free if you buy the policy online? And there’s no lock in contracts… Now you just have to figure out how to wrap it up!
The best Christmas gift for your pet is right here, no doubt.