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Animal Friends Pet Insurance

Updated on February 1, 2011

There would appear to be a massive misapprehension as far as pet insurance companies are concerned. Pet owners will usually believe that one company or organisation is pretty much the same as any other. This is totally wrong! Of course, when you undertake a pet insurance comparison, you are going to find that some policies are far cheaper than others. But the cheapest pet insurance is not necessarily the best option. Like anything else in the World, you need to realise that you always get what you are paying for - and nothing else!

Most pet insurance companies are definitely in the business to make a ‘fast buck’! When push comes to shove they really couldn’t give two hoots about the welfare of your beloved pet. In fact, all pet insurance companies will incorporate as much small print into a policy as they can get away with and they will do whatever they can not to have to make a payout if your pet were to fall ill. This is the nature of this rather nasty beast of an industry.

Pet Insurance Quotes

By all means, search around for pet insurance quotes, but be sure to do yourself a huge favour and meticulously verify the small print of the policy. Find out exactly what is and isn’t covered and with this you may very well be in for somewhat of a shock. As a general rule of thumb, the cheapest pet insurance is set at this discounted level for a reason. Namely because you will find fewer elements covered and for far shorter periods of time. Pet insurance quotes do vary and it will always be a matter of you choosing the cover that provides the most protection for your pet.

What Makes Animal Friends Pet Insurance Different?

So, how on Earth do you find an affordable pet insurance that will cover as many eventualities as possible, but still have a general passion towards the welfare of your’s and other animals? The answer to this would be to find a company that has a strong sense of ethics as their ‘raison d’etre’.

In other words, the best pet insurance tends to be provided through charitable organisations that are not in the business just to make money.

One excellent example of where you should seek pet insurance quotes is through Animal Friends Pet Insurance. Other pet insurance companies will be lining their pockets and those of their shareholders’ with your money and will not be putting the profits to any real good use.

Your Money Helps Animal Charities

Animal Friends Pet Insurance not only provides the cheapest pet insurance around, but they also invest all of their profits into assisting less fortunate animals, both here in the UK and abroad

Within the UK Animal Friends Pet Insurance assists numerous cats and dogs homes and their money has always provided vital support to what are always extremely overstretched organisations. Some examples of other projects in the UK include:

Some of the worldwide charities that have been assisted through Animal Friends Pet Insurance include:

So you see, an affordable pet insurance can still be the most ethical choice for you to make. This is because you can rest assured that Animal Friends Pet Insurance is entirely used for vitally important projects all over the World. With other pet insurance companies you would never have this additional peace of mind. All-in-all, Animal Friends pet insurance really does work out to be the best pet insurance around.

But is This a Good Pet Insurance Policy?

In addition to finding the cheapest pet insurance, as we have already discussed, you should also look at the actual elements that are covered through the policy. With Animal Friends Insurance, for example, they pride themselves on offering cover for a more extended period of time, if you are conducting a pet insurance comparison. They will cover your pet’s long term illnesses like arthritis or diabetes and they even offer policies that cover legal action that may be taken against you as a result of something that your pet had done.

As we live in a society that looks to apportion blame and to sue for any misdemeanour nowadays, this is one part of a policy that is surprisingly quickly overlooked. When getting pet insurance quotes, do yourself a favour and make sure you check if this element is included. Chances are, with most policies it won’t be. This is because such bills can literally run into many tens of thousands of pounds and pet insurance companies will not wish to cover you for this kind of eventuality.

If, after reading this page and carrying out a pet insurance comparison, you still opt for a profit making company then that is your choice at the end of the day. But do try to remember that your money will not be going back into worthwhile projects that will help other animals. Animal Friends Insurance offers you the best of all worlds. Not only are they the most affordable pet insurance, but they are also the ethically sound choice. In short, this organisation certainly appears to offer the very best pet insurance.

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    • Julie-Ann Amos profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie-Ann Amos 

      6 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      You're welcome!

    • danieltiley26 profile image


      6 years ago from Amesbury, Wiltshire, U.K

      Hi Julie-Ann. I write Hubs for Animal Friends and would just like to say thank you for writing such an informative and well-written page. All the best. Daniel.

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      Roberto Matroska 

      9 years ago

      Good Hub.

      Anyway, watch your pet is never enough, right? Currently we have a huge range of insurance for almost everything that exists (from cars to legs of a soccer player), why not also under an insurance for our pets?

      Well I recently did it safe and not sorry. I made this site:

      There is very interesting, and incredible discounts. Well, here is my tip. Who need or want your best insurance tip, leave your comment!

    • Julie-Ann Amos profile imageAUTHOR

      Julie-Ann Amos 

      9 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

      No worries at all!

    • Wonderbaum profile image


      9 years ago from Europe

      Wow Julie-Ann, you're all over the place. Again I stumbled into one of your niches with my latest hub:

      It is not like I am stalking you :)

      Kind regards,


    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 

      9 years ago

      Can I insure a goldfish? Just kidding....I don't have any pets right now but will probably get a dog some day. I will remember your advice when I shop for pet insurance :)

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      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Aw cute dog and cat photos:) I don't have pet insurance for my dogs but in many ways wish that I had.

    • rb11 profile image


      9 years ago from Las Vegas

      The company we have (Banfield) was taken over by the Mars candy company this year, now it's all about the money, before it was about the pets. I'm not saying the vets are bad, but they are under pressure to sell quotas.


    • Pete Maida profile image

      Pete Maida 

      9 years ago

      This why I like animals as long as someone else takes care of them. I have no interest in paying money to support an animal. I acknowledge their value in the world, but I wouldn't pay for it.


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