By: Dr. Doron Neri

At this point we would like to bring pet Insurance to your attention. For a fraction of the feeding costs of your pet per week you can now insure him or her against sometimes-high costs of a prolonged course of treatment for an unexpected illness or accident or even death.

When your pet is insured, with the obvious exceptions of vaccination and other elective routine procedures such as neutering, your veterinary bill will never exceed the individual insurer's excess that you have to pay towards any treatment.

Ideally, insurance should be taken out early in your pet's life.
However, even if he is actually undergoing treatment , insurance can still be taken out. Naturally the current condition will not be covered, but you do not have to wait until your animal is better before doing this. It is our experience that few pet owners realize this fact. We must emphasize that we are not involved in selling insurance. Our endeavor is to provide the best possible standard of care. Realistically, however we appreciate that this can be expensive, and it can be very traumatic when a pet's health or sometimes life is compromised by financial consideration.

The pet Insurance we recommend is "Shay Layadid" by the Israeli Phoenix Insurance Ltd. Make sure you are only paying for cover that you actually want. Many policies will offer all sorts of extras, such as holiday cancellation cover. which is fine if you need it, but all adds to the cost.