Pet ownership is on the up in the UK
According to the PDSA’s 2022 PAW report, ownership of both cats and dogs has gone up pretty steeply since 2020. The UK dog population went from 9.6 million in 2021 to 10.2 million in 2022, while the pet cat population wen from 10.7 million to 11.1. It seems more and more UK households are becoming pet-owners, and we have Covid-19 partly to thank for it – pet acquisition went through a spike as households spent more time at home during successive lockdowns.
The PDSA reports that new pet ownership has also increased – people getting a cat or dog who haven’t had one before.
For pet owners new and old, insuring your pet against possible illness or accident is an important part of their care. This is why Healthy Pets offer different kinds of cover, depending on the pet you have and the care they’re most likely to need. For example, Lifetime Cover is likely to be best for pets likely to develop ongoing conditions such as arthritis, while Maximum Benefit cover is designed to cover accidents or illnesses that require short-term or a one-off treatment. You can also get Accident Only cover, which is best for older pets where they are no longer eligible for more comprehensive cover.
Find out more and see what cover level may be best for your pet, via the Healthy Pets portal below.