Pet insurance is a contract that you make with an insurance company, in which they agree to cover certain unexpected costs which may arise as a result of owning a pet. A number of things could be covered, including the pet's accidental death, injury or illness as well as emergency visits to the vet. You may choose to take out a more comprehensive policy which offers additional benefits, such as cover if you travel overseas and emergency pet boarding fees.
There are a number of pet insurance providers who offer a range of policies for a wide variety of pets. In Australia, dog and cat insurances are the most popular, but you can insure almost any type of pet, from rabbits to pythans.
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