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Petplan Pet Insurance - Essential

Policy Details

Policy TypeVet Fees LimitExcess RangeContribution RangeMaximum AgeWaiting PeriodVet HelplinePay Vet DirectPrice Comparison SitesOnline DiscountMultiple Pet Discount
Time-Limited 12-Month £ 3,000 £65-£75 0-20% None 14 Days 10%£12 per pet


Whilst we have taken great care in ensuring the information below is accurate, we cannot be responsible for its accuracy and you must check all the details with the insurer before purchasing the policy.
The details below relate to the current policy available from the insurer. Terms for existing policies you have may be different.

  • Key Points
  • Complementary Therapy
  • Excess/Contribution
  • Older Pets
  • You have to pay 20% of vet fees for pets over the age of 8.
    No maximum age for new policies
    Can insure from age of 6 weeks (unless bought from licensed breeder in which case can insure from 8 weeks.
    Optional death benefits
    Includes behavioural treatment, dental treatment and diet food (to dissolve bladder stones)
    Will not pay for euthanasia , burial or cremation.

  • The following complementary therapies are included in the policy

    Physiotherapy (included in vet fees rather than complementary therapies)
    Herbal medicine
    Chiropractic manipulation
    Hydrotherapy is limited to 10 sessions for each injury or illness
    The cover limit for complementary therapies is £500 per condition.

  • The standard excess is £65 for cats and £75 for dogs.
    The excess for third party liability claims is £250
    There is a 20% contribution payment for pets over 8 years old.

  • There is no age limit for this policy.
    Once dogs reach 8 years, or cats 10 years, you will have to pay a contribution payment of 20% of the treatment costs.
    Death benefits where the pet dies as a result of illness are only paid for dogs under 8 years and cats under 10 years.

Benefits Covered? Cover Limits
Additional Benefits

Third Party Public Liability

£ 1,000,000

Death/Loss Benefits

Accidental Death


£ 1,000

Death by Illness


£ 1,000

Lost or Stolen

£ 1,000

Emergency Care (Boarding Fees)

Boarding Kennels

£ 1,000

Daily Minding

£ 1,000

Overseas Travel

Vet Treatment Abroad



£ 1,000

Loss of Documents


Repeat Worming

Emergency Expenses

£ 500

Other Benefits


£ 1,000

Holiday Cancellation

£ 1,000

Accidental Damage

Behaviour Consultation


Referral Travel Cost

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