Get a new puppy is an exciting time, they’re small, cute, and oh so fluffy that you just want to spend all day patting them. However, they can get into a lot of mischief in their first year of life. Here are four reasons why you need puppy insurance to protect your new family member.
1. Weak immune system
Puppies are just weeks old when they leave their mother, their immune system are not fully developed so they can easily get sick. Something like diarrhoea might not seem life threatening to an adult dog, but for a small puppy they can easily become dehydrated and quickly deteriorate.
Watching a new puppy trying to walk or run is hilarious – they are dopey, fall sideways, crash into walls and struggle with stairs. It’s not a surprise then that many find themselves in tricky situations, and end up with serious injuries, including broken bones.
Just like babies, puppies like to explore the world through their mouths. They want to lick, taste and chew everything from shoes, to socks, chair legs and cushions! If we’re not watching them carefully enough, they can get small objects stuck in their throat or even accidentally ingest something toxic.
4. Easily distracted
Puppies are mischievous enough in the house, imagine the how big the world is to them when they are outside. Unfortunately it’s dangerous for them there too, especially when they have barely learnt their name, let along sit and stay. They can easily get lost, or get so caught up chasing a bird they don’t notice the oncoming car.
Luckily puppies can be insured with puppy insurance from 8 weeks of age so if your mischievous fur ball does get into trouble, you won’t. Petplan puppy insurance offers genuine **Covered for Life for illness. This means that if your pet develops a chronic, re-occurring or life long illness that will require expensive treatment and medication for the rest of their life, you know that Petplan’s ‘Covered for Life’ policy will be there for your puppy for the long haul.
*Less the fixed excess and non-claimable items
**Covered for Life provided the policy is renewed without a gap in cover