Kittens and cats are adorable and deciding to adopt one into your home can not only be exciting but can also reward the whole family with many positive benefits.
Kittens may take some time to become totally familiar with their new surroundings and during this time they may be vulnerable and at risk. You see, cats and kittens are naturally inquisitive and this may lead them into trouble, resulting in a visit to the vet.
You obviously want the best for your new furry friend – no one likes to see them ill or hurt – but believe me; veterinary treatment can so quickly escalate way beyond what you have planned for. It’s for this reason that we think it’s important to consider the benefits of an insurance policy when you’re deciding to adopt a new furry friend.
We truly believe that insurance of some kind is a good idea. With a policy in place, you can relax knowing that you won’t have to keep digging deep into your pocket and your precious Kitty can receive the advantage of all the new diagnostic procedures and treatments that modern veterinary science has evolved; treatments that can so easily run into hundreds of pounds.
Many insurance policies can cover Kitty from just 8 weeks old or even earlier for a re-homed cat. This is great because it is a time when you are just getting to know and learn about each other. Support from professionals at this stage helps to create peace of mind and allow you to enjoy the newest member of your family.
Most insurers offer policies that you can tailor to your own needs, as people have their own personal requirements from an insurance policy; you can also cover all your pets on one policy and add new ones if you decide to adopt again in the future.
Another important point to remember is that a cat’s natural life could be twice as long as a dog’s, so it’s often the case that owners want to take out insurance for an older pet. Well this could be a risk to insurers and some of them just won’t play ball, but if you search around you will find that some insurers are happy to take on older pets and well young ones. We’ve researched a few for you and listed some of the better ones below to help make your choice a little easier.