Pet insurance for kittens from petGuard
Protect your kitten with the right cover
From an early age, kittens are playful and inquisitive! It’s important that your kitten is protected should they wander or suffer an injury as a result of their curiosity. That’s where our pet cover can help!
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Pet insurance for kittens from petGuard
Why protect your kitten with petGuard?
Insure your kitten with petGuard to help make things easier. Take a look at what we can do to ease some of the stress of looking after your kitten.Get a quote
How does our vet cover work?
Three different levels of vet fees cover for your kitten, £3,000, £6,000 or £12,000 towards your annual vet fees if your kitten is ill or has an accident. Excludes pre-existing conditions and any claims within the first 14 days of purchasing cover.
Need somewhere for your kitten to stay?
Suffered an accident that requires emergency treatment? If you can’t look after your kitten then we can cover the cost of daily minding or boarding fees of up to £1,500 while you’re on the mend.
Have more than one pet?
Include more than one kitten, cat or dog on the same policy and we’ll automatically include our multi-pet discount. You can include up to five pets on the same policy and they will each be covered for the same vet fee amount that you have chosen. Sorry, we can’t offer cover to dog or cat breeders.
Holiday cancelled last minute?
Have you had to cancel or cut your holiday short because your kitten is seriously ill? We can provide up to £5,000 towards the cost of a cancelled trip if your kitten has gone missing or fallen seriously ill. Exclusions apply to conditions and illnesses.
Need help looking for your kitten?
If your kitten is missing, then we’ll do what we can to help. Our cover includes the cost of missing pet posters, local advertising costs and even a £250 reward. Your kitten must have been missing for over 24 hours.
Optional extras for your kitten
Overseas Travel - We can help with the cost of vet fees abroad, as well as providing up to £1,500 to cover emergency expenses. Maximum 60 days cover per trip.
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Frequently asked questions about pet insurance for kittens
Find out more about our pet insurance for kittens
Got a question about our cover for your kitten? Or want to know more about kittens in general? We’ve answered a few questions for you here!
What is kitten insurance?
If your kitten falls ill or suffers an injury, you’ll need to visit the vet. Vet bills can be expensive, so kitten insurance is there to help cover the costs. Some kitten insurance providers will cover you if your kitten passes away, gets lost or stolen, or if it causes damage to another person’s property.
Do I need kitten insurance?
It isn’t mandatory to buy kitten insurance. However, a lot of people think it’s worth considering. That’s because the average vet bill can be as much as £793, but that’s just for a one-off treatment. Imagine if your kitten were to develop a long-term health condition later in life. With kitten insurance or cat insurance in place, you can be reassured that you’ve got a financial safety net in place.
Do I need kitten insurance if my kitten spends most of its time indoors?
Even if your kitten spends its time indoors, it’s worth thinking about kitten insurance. Here’s why.
A kitten that lives indoors is likely to get less exercise than a kitten that’s allowed outdoors. If you think about it, the natural behaviour of a cat is to spend it’s time exploring and climbing. A cat that spends most of its time indoors doesn’t have as much freedom to do these things.
A lack of exercise can have a knock-on effect on your kitten’s health, too, especially if it starts to gain too much weight. An overweight cat is at greater risk of developing certain health conditions, including obesity, feline urinary problems, and exposure to household toxins.
Does my kitten even need to be insured?
There are several reasons why it’s worth considering kitten insurance:
Kittens have weaker immune systems - Just like a baby’s, the immune system of a kitten is quite weak while it develops. This means that they’re naturally more at risk of catching illnesses such as feline herpes until they get a bit older.
Curious kittens get up to mischief - Kittens often get themselves into danger as they explore their new home. It’s not unusual for your kitten to start chewing electrical cables or eating houseplants that are poisonous to them. They’re quite agile too, meaning it’s easy for them to climb onto high surfaces they then struggle to climb down from.
Car accidents - You’ve probably seen older cats lounging in the shade of a parked car. But while older cats know to jump to safety when the engine roars into life, naïve kittens often don’t – with nasty consequences.
Cheaper premiums - Pet insurance prices are based on several factors, one of which is your pet’s age. The younger the pet, the lower your premiums can be.
You shouldn’t have to worry about pre-existing conditions - Most pet insurance providers won’t cover your pet if it has a pre-existing health condition. So, if you get your kitten insurance early, with petGuard, and your kitten goes on to develop a health condition, you’ll be covered, longer-term, providing your pet policy is renewed without any gaps in cover.
What do I need to think about before buying kitten insurance?
Before you start looking for kitten insurance you should think about:
Your kitten's age
It can be harder getting kitten insurance if your kitten is under eight weeks of age. At petGuard we cannot provide cover for pets under eight weeks of age.
petGuard will not cover your kitten if it has a pre-existing medical condition.
How many pets you have
Do you own more than one pet? If so, it’s worth including both pets on one single pet insurance policy. At petGuard, you can get our multi-pet discount if your pets are on the same policy.
How do I know which type of kitten insurance is right for me?
We offer two types of kitten insurance, depending on the level of cover you require.
This type of kitten insurance offers a basic level of cover. It covers the cost of vet fees if your cat was to get injured in an accident. It does not cover you if your cat falls ill.
Accident and Illness
To ensure your kitten gets the widest possible range of cover, our Accident and Illness option will also cover illnesses. Importantly, our cover is specifically designed to provide cover for ongoing and longer-term illnesses, providing your cover is renewed and remains in place.
How much is kitten insurance?
You might be surprised by how little kitten insurance can cost. Broadly speaking, the younger a cat is, the less you need to pay to insure it. You can also keep the cost down by choosing an accident-only policy, which covers your kitten against accidental injuries, but not illness.
Other factors can affect how much your kitten premiums are, including:
Where you live
Vet fees can vary depending on where you live. If you live in somewhere where vet fees tend to be higher, it’s likely your kitten insurance will cost more too.
How old your kitten is
It’s unlikely you’ll be able to insure your kitten if it’s less than eight weeks old. Kitten insurance then tends to get more expensive as your pet gets older.
What breed your kitten is
If your kitten comes from a pedigree breed, you’ll usually have to pay more to insure it. It’s also worth remembering that certain cat breeds are more prone to specific illnesses. Again, this is likely to make your kitten insurance premiums more expensive.
When should I get kitten insurance?
You never know when your kitten is going to have an accident or fall ill. So, it’s sensible to get your pet insured as soon as you can. If you leave it until after they fall ill, you won’t be able to cover your pet for that condition.
Note: petGuard won’t pay out any claims for pets under eight weeks of age
Can I get insurance for more than one kitten?
Have you recently introduced more than one kitten into your home? We know that the last thing you want when you’re looking after lots of kittens is any more worry. That’s why with our multi-pet insurance, you can include up to five kittens on one policy to save you hassle and money!
We do not insure cats that are used for breeding purposes and pre-existing illnesses and conditions are not covered.
What is multi-pet insurance?
With a multi-pet policy, you can include all your cats and dogs on the same policy and get a discount!
How does multiple cat and dog insurance work?
If you’ve got dogs and cats at home, then why not look at multi-pet insurance?
Instead of having each of your dogs and cats on different pet policies, with our multi-pet insurance you can save any hassle and take advantage of our multi-pet discount. You can cover up to five pets on one policy. We are unable to insure dogs and cats that are used for breeding purposes and pre-existing illnesses and conditions are not covered.
Where can I get pet insurance for a British Shorthair kitten?
You can get cat insurance for your British Shorthair kitten through petGuard.
Where can I get pet insurance for a Persian kitten?
You can get cat insurance for your Persian kitten through petGuard.
Where can I get pet insurance for a Ragdoll kitten?
You can get cat insurance for your Ragdoll kitten through petGuard.
Where can I get pet insurance for a Siamese kitten?
You can get cat insurance for your Siamese kitten through petGuard.
Where can I get pet insurance for a Sphynx kitten?
You can get cat insurance for your Sphynx kitten through petGuard.
When can kitten insurance start?
You can get insurance for your kitten as soon as possible. With our pet insurance, you can get cover for kittens from eight weeks of age.
We cannot cover claims arising from the first 14 days of your Accident and Illness cover starting and within 48 hours of your Accident Only cover starting. Pre-existing illnesses are not covered.
What is the best food to feed a kitten?
Many kittens begin to eat solid food from around three weeks of age. While the food is solid, it still needs to be easy for your kitten to digest. You can soak dry food in water or kitten milk to make it easier for your kitten to eat.
As your kitten reaches eight weeks of age, they should be eating five meals a day to help them grow. Cats and kittens are classed as obligate carnivores, meaning they need certain nutrients that are only found in meat.
Specially formulated food for kittens; either tinned food, dry food or cooked meat should be the best option for your kitten.
When can kittens go outside?
Some kittens will want to go outside and explore from an early age. Before you allow your kitten to go outside, it’s worth making sure that they’re fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered and are settled into your home.
You may also want to make sure that your kitten is:
- Wearing an ID tag or collar to make them recognisable
If your kitten has gone missing for more than 24 hours while they’re exploring outside, then we can provide up to £1,500 in local advertising costs to help get your them home safely. We can even include a £250 reward for the safe return of your kitten.
Making a claim with petGuard
We’ve made making a claim so easy
If something has happened to your pet, then we're very sorry to hear it. If you find yourself needing to make a claim against your policy, then we'll tell you what your next steps are and how you can get in touch with us.
1. Get in touch
If you need to make a claim (excluding Third Party Liability claims), then feel free to contact our UK-based claims team. Once you've made a claim, we can keep you updated regularly by text or email. Make your claim by either calling Covea Insurance on: 0333 130 4534
Alternatively you can email:
2. Worried that your pet is lost or stolen?
Cat owners will need to contact local rescue centres within 24 hours of your cat going missing. Dog owners must contact the police immediately if you suspect your dog has gone missing or has been stolen.
3. Make your claim
If your claim has been successful, then we can pay the full amount either:
- Straight into your bank account so you aren't left out of pocket, or;
- To your vet if this is more convenient for you
All claims are handled in the UK by Covea Insurance. While your claim is being dealt with, you can receive regular updates on its progress via email or text message.
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