I adopted my dog Polly, a border collie cross, when she was only 8 weeks old. Six years later, she is a very important part of our family and a much loved companion.
Working in the insurance industry myself, I was conscious of the importance of pet insurance, and Polly has been insured with Petplan since she was two years old.
Last year, I took Polly to the emergency vet when she started to behave strangely. She deteriorated quickly, and two weeks in intensive care later, she was diagnosed with an immune-mediated form of meningitis. We were so thankful when she started to improve, and she now lives a normal life apart from needing to take steroids daily.
Due to the level of care and testing Polly required, her vet bills exceeded $7,000. This was funded entirely by Petplan, apart from my excess of $150. I will forever be grateful that we have more time to spend with Polly, and having insurance with Petplan was a massive relief.