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Lieke Braadbaart

Online Writer
Published: 05/02/2018

Pets are often considered part of the family, so much so that Brits spend £227 million to take their dog on holiday. That's why the experts at Moneyfacts have once again rooted through all the pet insurance policies out there to find the ones that are truly best in class.

The £227 million collective spend uncovered by American Express is based on an average £114 spend per pet, with food, lodging and transportation costs all adding to the bill. However, not considered in these costs is the everyday essential that is pet insurance.

Samantha Owens, Insight Manager at Moneyfacts, said: "Our pets become a big part of our lives. So, when they are sick or injured, providing them with the best care is important. Searching through hundreds of pet insurance policies can be confusing and it's often hard for the customer to know if they have found the right level of cover."

It's worth remembering that not all pet insurance policies will have travel cover included as default – even those that have been awarded a Star Rating of four or five – so you'll have to do your own checking when picking a policy. That said, you can be sure that the products which have been deemed worthy of a Star Rating offer all the protection you and your pet require.

"The Moneyfacts Pet Insurance Star Ratings help customers direct their focus by highlighting the most comprehensive products with the most competitive limits, for both cat and dog policies," concluded Samantha. So, take a look at a list of the worthy winners here, or do your own pet insurance comparison here. Making sure your pet is covered, no matter where you are, can be a great relief not just for your pet, but also for your wallet.


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