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Learn about Brampton Pet Insurance

Pet insurance plays a crucial role of covering pet-related medical expenses in Brampton. Most pet insurance policies generally cover illnesses, accidents, prescriptions, diagnostic tests, hospitalization, surgery, and emergency care. Additional or optional policies such as general wellness coverage may also be included in the policy to cover procedures such as vaccination and checkups.

Canadian pet insurers do not usually offer the same features and coverages, so it is important to research the specific coverage offered by the company as well as the coverage’s stipulations, exclusions, limits and waiting periods before choosing a pet insurance provider. It is also important to find out about the possible limits on benefits reimbursements before choosing a provider. The coverages may also be based on the pet’s breed or/and age.

You need to protect your pet with the right Brampton pet insurance plan as soon as possible. The risk of genetic diseases or chronic illnesses increases as your pets grow old. However, if the condition shows up before you take out the coverage, your pet will still be covered by the policy but if they occur before the policy’s start date, your pet will be excluded from the coverage.

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Buy The Right Brampton Pet Insurance

Irrespective of your pet’s health condition, whether it is a serious critical illness or they require just minor stitches, it is usually crucial to take out a broad Brampton pet insurance plan with few exclusions. Your major reason for taking out pet insurance is to cover the unexpected and the unexpected may not be limited to your pet’s present condition. As a pet parent, you should expect the unexpected to happen anytime and you should make adequate provision to protect your pet.

Although “wellness coverage” sounds like a really great coverage to include into your Brampton pet insurance, it does not obey the broad coverage rule. Wellness coverage is preventive care that covers routine procedures such as vaccinations and checkups and generally, it is not a great option for your policy.

Before you choose the Brampton pet insurance coverage, you should ensure that it covers the following:

  • Accidents and illnesses
  • Emergency care
  • Prescription medication
  • Hereditary, congenital and chronic conditions
  • Hospitalization
  • Specialist care, and
  • Surgery.

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Brampton Pet Insurance and Animal Shelters

  • Brampton Animal Services – 475 Chrysler Dr, Brampton, ON L6S 5Z5 – (905) 458-5800
  • Southern Ontario Animal Rescue – 14 Bingham RD Brampton, ON L6V 2K1 – (905) 450-5992

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Pet Insurance Terms

  • Co-insurance – This is the part of the claim you are responsible for. For instance, if your co-insurance is 20%. The insurer will cater for 80% of the cost of the claim while you take care of the remaining 20%.
  • Deductible – This is the predetermined amount of the insurance claim you will pay before the coverage kicks in. Deductibles may be charged per claim or annually.
  • Pre-existing condition – This includes any chronic medical condition the pet had before you took out the pet insurance. Most plans do not cover pre-existing conditions. For instance, if your pet was diagnosed with any medical condition before the coverage takes effect, any care related to the condition will not be covered under the pet medical insurance.
  • Breed exclusion – Some insurers exclude certain breeds of pets from their coverage. In other words, they will not cover hereditary illnesses common to such breeds.

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Brampton Pet Insurance FAQs


Does pet insurance go up if you claim?

Making a claim will likely increase your Brampton pet insurance premium in the future. This is because the provider will assume that if you made a claim in the past, you are likely to make another. If your claim was on a medical condition, the provider will consider your pet’s health on your new coverage.

Can I get pet insurance for older pets?

As pets age, the risk of chronic illnesses increase and it is more likely that the pet will need treatment. So, a lot of pet insurance companies will not cover dogs up to 7 or 8 years. However, you can still find suitable coverage for your older pet.

How long after taking pet insurance can I make a claim?

It depends on the waiting period of the pet insurance company. Usually, you might have to wait for 14 days before you make a claim. The waiting period may be shorter for accidents.

How much does pet insurance cost for a dog per month?

Pet insurance costs vary widely. The monthly premium could range from $10 to $100 but most pet owners prefer to pay from $30 to $50 per month.

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What to Ask Before Purchasing Pet Insurance

As a pet parent, you need to make informed choices before purchasing pet insurance Brampton. It is important to understand how the coverage works and what is covered before making a claim.

Here are some questions to ask before taking out Brampton pet insurance:

  • What is covered and what is not?
  • What illnesses and injuries are covered in the insurance?
  • What makes up an accident?
  • Does the policy include out-of-country or province coverage for my pet?
  • Are there breed-specific exclusions?
  • Is there any benefit or effect on my plan if I enroll multiple pets?
  • How long does it take to process a claim?
  • Is there any waiting period before I can make my first claim?
  • Will my premium change over time or as my pet ages? Will it increase if I make a claim?
  • How do I make a claim? Do I have to pay the veterinary upfront?

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