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The majority of people don't have their pets insured, here's why you should!

The piece of mind is priceless.

IT’S A GIVEN that we put the protection of ourselves and family members at the forefront of our minds, so why should that be any different when it comes to our beloved pets?

If you don’t have pet insurance and want to know more, we’re outlining the benefits on offer from Allianz Pet Insurance as part of our Securing Your Future survey* series which looks at all different aspects of life. 

As we all know, pets are a huge part of family life, the first thing we wanted to establish was whether our audience had pets at home. Of those surveyed, 57%  said that they did. That’s over half of us who have a furry best friend in our lives.


That being said, of those surveyed an astonishing 81% admitted that they didn’t have a
insurance plan in place to cover their pets.

That equates to a lot of pets, but not a lot of pet insurance, but it’s not too late. You can
take out a policy to insure your dog or cat from the time they’re eight weeks old right
up to their eighth birthday with the exception of a number of larger breed dogs (St.
Bernard’s, Old English Sheepdogs, Bull Mastiffs etc.)*^ which must be insured before
their fifth birthday. So don’t worry if you don’t have insurance at the moment, there’s
plenty of time to sort it out!*

Why pet insurance?

The real question is why not? But for some they may not know the benefits of having a
pet insurance policy.

Having pet insurance allows you to worry less about the cost of veterinary care and more
on the health of your pet if you’re faced with a sick pet or if your pet is involved in
an accident.

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A lot of people aren’t aware that pet insurance also covers the cost of advertising if your
pet goes missing as well as a reward amount, once agreed in advance**. Although our
furry friends can never be replaced, if your pet isn’t found the price you paid for your dog
or cat is also covered**.

The cost of a boarding kennel or cattery is covered if you are unexpectedly hospitalised
and need somewhere for your pet to stay**.

But these are just some of the benefits of having a pet insurance policy with Allianz, you
can find out more and get a quote here.


By having pet insurance, you’re providing yourself with peace of mind that if anything does happen to your pet, you can afford to provide the care they need. 


Allianz p.l.c. is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Standard policy terms and
conditions and acceptance criteria apply.


*Poll conducted for Allianz & TheJournal.ie by Ireland Thinks. Date of Survey: 30th September/1st October, 2022. Sample size: 1,254. Margin of Error: +/- 2.8 percent. 


*^Allianz class the following breeds as Select Breed dogs and they can be insured from 8 weeks old to 5 years old: Beauceron, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bulldog, Caucasian
Shepherd Dog, Deerhound, Dogue de Bordeaux, Estrela Mountain Dog, Great Dane,
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Irish Wolfhound, Leonberger, All Mastiff breeds,
Newfoundland, Old English Sheepdog, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Rottweiler, Shar-pei, St.Bernard. Standard policy terms and conditions and acceptance criteria apply.


**Subject to policy limits. 

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