Sainsbury's Bank warns your pet could be left out in the cold

06 April 2005
Sainsbury's Bank Pet Insurance is warning pet owners to ensure they have the best protection for their furry friends - or risk seeing them left out in the cold.

According to the bank, pet owners should review their pet insurance policies to ensure they have adequate cover and avoid being caught out by policy exclusions.

These can include pre-existing medical conditions which could see policyholders excluded from new policies should they wish to change their insurance company.

Some insurers may also only pay for medical treatment for a certain period of time - meaning if your dog or cat becomes seriously ill, you could be left footing the bill after a year, despite holding insurance.

"Unfortunately pet owners often only realise their policy's failings when they come to claim," said David Pickett, pet insurance manager at Sainsbury's Bank.

"Reviewing your policy and comparing the cover with other products and switching if necessary should be done as soon as possible before it's too late."

As vets' bills continue to rise, Sainsbury's Bank urges pet lovers not to be faced with cripplingly large medical costs.

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