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The difference between Four Paws Family Plan membership and pet insurance, and why you need both...

Our Four Paws Family Plan focuses on preventative healthcare and has been carefully designed to help your pet have a healthy, happy life.

Pet insurance, on the other hand, provides financial cover for unforeseen illness and accidents - although it is important to note that the level of cover offered by different insurers/policies can vary enormously.

Preventative healthcare includes vaccinations, parasite prevention, regular health checks and other services intended to prevent illness or to detect potential issues before your pet suffers any discomfort.

Pet insurance covers unexpected events, similar to a car insurance policy.

Unlike car insurance, however, 90% of pet insurance claims are for illness as opposed to accident*. Data also shows you are more likely to claim on your pet insurance than your car or household insurance**.

As a Four Paws Family Plan member, your pet will be regularly examined by one of our vets or veterinary nurses. This maximises the opportunities for early diagnosis and treatment of conditions which might affect your pet's health and gives the best chance of a positive outcome. This is the reason we strongly recommend that responsible pet owners combine Four Paws Family Plan membership with a pet insurance policy.


*Mintel's Insurance Report 2013

** From Allianz Internal Data