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National Pet Day 2024: Spoil Your Furry Friends with Peace of Mind and Pet Insurance

Celebrate National Pet Day by giving your cat or dog the gift of pet insurance! Learn more about coverage options, benefits, and how to choose the right plan for your furry companion.

National Pet Day 2024: Spoil Your Furry Friends with Peace of Mind and Pet Insurance

For many pet owners, cats and dogs are more than just animals – they're cherished family members. National Pet Day, celebrated on April 11th every year, is a day to shower our furry companions with extra love and attention. But as any pet owner knows, unexpected medical expenses can quickly become a source of financial strain and emotional stress.
 

 

Fortunately, there's a solution: pet insurance. Pet insurance acts as a safety net, providing coverage for veterinary bills associated with accidents, illnesses, and surgeries. With pet insurance, you can ensure your beloved pet receives the best possible medical care without worrying about breaking the bank.
 

 

HDFC ERGO Unveils Paws & Claws: A Comprehensive Pet Insurance Plan
Recognizing the growing need for pet insurance in India, HDFC ERGO General Insurance has launched a new pet insurance plan called Paws & Claws. This comprehensive plan is specifically designed for cats and dogs, offering end-to-end pet care coverage, from diagnostic procedures to medications.

 

 

One of the unique features of Paws & Claws is its flexibility. Pet owners can insure up to five pets under a single policy, making it ideal for multi-pet households. Additionally, commercial breeders can cover up to 10 pets aged between six months to five years, with the option to renew for up to seven years.
 

 

Exploring Pet Insurance Options in India
While HDFC ERGO's Paws & Claws stands out for its comprehensiveness, several other insurance providers offer pet insurance plans in India. Here's a quick comparison of some popular pet insurance options:

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited: 
This plan offers coverage for mortality, surgery expenses, third-party liability, and theft/loss/straying.



The New India Assurance Company Limited: This plan covers death due to accidents and illnesses, lost or stolen dogs, and liability for property damage.

 

Oriental Insurance Company Limited: This plan offers coverage for death by accident in transit, lost or stolen dogs, and loss of value due to accidents.
 

 

Understanding Pet Insurance Coverage Options
When choosing a pet insurance plan, it's important to understand the different coverage options available. Here's a breakdown of some common coverage options:

OPD cover: 
This covers expenses incurred during outpatient visits to a veterinary clinic, including consultations, medications, and diagnostic tests for common illnesses.

Specific illness cover: This covers treatment costs for specific illnesses like benign tumors, hepatitis, and cataracts.

Critical illness cover: This provides a lump sum payout if your pet is diagnosed with a critical illness like heart disease, kidney failure, or cancer.

Third-party liability cover: This protects you from financial liability if your pet causes injury or property damage to a third party.

 

 

Who Should Consider Pet Insurance?
According to industry experts, pet insurance is a wise investment for all pet owners, especially as pets age and become more prone to illnesses. Early enrollment ensures your pet is covered for pre-existing conditions.

 

 

Choosing the Right Amount of Coverage
The amount of coverage you choose will depend on various factors, including your pet's age, breed, location, and the overall cost of veterinary care in your city. Typically, coverage can range from ₹40,000 to ₹1.5 lakh. Remember, the premium cost will vary depending on the plan type, breed, pet's age, and the sum insured you choose.



National Pet Day: Celebrate with Peace of Mind
This National Pet Day, consider giving your furry friend the gift of peace of mind with pet insurance. By investing in a pet insurance plan, you can ensure your pet receives the best medical care possible, no matter what life throws your way.


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