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Pet insurance the best present man's best friend can have, says Sainsbury's Bank

06 December 2004
Sainsbury's Bank is asking pet owners to think about giving their animals health insurance this Christmas.

But with more than 100 different pet insurance products on the market, Sainsbury's has pointed to the large gap between the different levels of cover.

David Pickett, Sainsbury's Bank pet insurance manager, commented: "We all tend to treat our pets at this time of year, but instead of just splashing out on treats and toys, it's also worth investing in your pet's long term welfare.

"In many cases, insurance can dramatically reduce the cost of owning a pet but more importantly, it can ensure it receives the required medical treatment it needs if it is injured or falls ill.

"Just ten per cent of cats and dogs are currently insured, and many of these will have policies that don't offer sufficient cover or that don't continue into a pet's old age - when pets are most likely to incur the highest vet bills.

"In fact, over 1,100 pet insurance claims could be turned down every month in the UK and in many cases this could be due to those policies which offer limited cover."

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