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Compare pet insurance cover and get a quote in minutes. Find out about the different types of pet insurance for your dog or cat, what it includes and how much it costs
The price of pet insurance depends on the type of cover you want for your pet. The average cost is £41** a year for a cat and £60*** a year for a dog (across all levels of cover).
Pet insurance is designed to help cover vet costs if your pet is ill, gets injured or has an accident.
Without pet insurance you’ll have to pay all the bills yourself – and that could leave you seriously out of pocket: the average pet insurance claim has topped £750, according to the latest figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Pet insurance policies vary and can include the following types of cover:
Most types of pet insurance won’t cover:
The best pet insurance for you depends on a number of factors, including the age of your pet, its susceptibility to illness and how much you’re willing to pay.
There are four main types of insurance to choose from:
For all types of pet insurance policy, you’ll have to pay an excess with each claim.
To compare insurance, you’ll need to know your pet’s age, breed and gender, and how much you paid or donated for them.
You’ll also need to tell us whether your pet has been neutered or spayed and whether they’re microchipped.
At Compare the Market, we understand how important it is to find the right protection plan for your cat or dog. That’s why in 2017 1,065,657 pet owners compared insurance with us.