PRN: Pet Obesity Concerns Prompt Better Pet Insurance Checks

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Pet Obesity Concerns Prompt Better Pet Insurance Checks

 
[26-April-2012]
 

LONDON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The rise in pet obesity in the UK has concerned many responsible pet owners. Obese pets could lead to special veterinary care and expensive bills. To minimise the cost of vet care, many pet owners are visiting price comparison sites, such as comparethemarket.com, to find a good deal on pet insurance.

Veterinary charity PDSA warns that pet obesity, particularly in dogs, could become an epidemic* causing them to create the Pet Fit Club. It estimates that over one in three dogs in the UK are overweight or obese, leading to increased risk of serious health conditions and lower life expectancy. For owners who are concerned about their pet's weight, the charity recommends seeking advice from their vets.

Pet insurance is important for many owners, enabling them to give their pets the care that they need. With so many different levels and types of cover, it can be confusing to shop for the right insurance policy. This is why many pet owners are turning to price comparison websites to help them choose the right policy for their needs and avoid paying more than they need.

Andrew Stocks, Director at comparethemarket.com said: "The right pet insurance can really help owners afford the best care for their pets, particularly if they are seeking ongoing vet care to tackle a weight problem. comparethemarket.com can help owners to find the right level of cover to suit their needs. By comparing policies and providers from across the market, pet owners can shop around and potentially save money through lower premiums."

Specialising in more than just pet insurance, comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial products including car insurance, home insurance, van insurance, bike insurance, life insurance, credit cards and loans.  It also offers comparisons for a range of household utilities including electricity, gas, phone, broadband and digital TV.

* http://www.pdsa.org.uk/about-us/media-pr-centre/news/1182_50-percent-of-uk-dogs-could-die-early-due-to-obesity-epidemic-warns-charity

About comparethemarket.com

  • comparethemarket.com was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past six years to become one of the UK's leading price comparison websites.  
  • comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.
  • comparethemarket.com actively selects its brand partners, working with the best and most trusted organisations to ensure quality service to consumers.

comparethemarket.com is a trading name of BISL Limited.  BISL Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Registered Address: Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YS. Registered in England number 3231094.


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