RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP
Having a pet also means being responsible for proper care. And that means more than good nutrition or a nice basket. Proper care also means that you are financially prepared for the costs of unforeseen medical treatments. Your dog or cat can have an accident or become seriously ill. Fortunately, veterinary medicine in the Netherlands is at such a level that the veterinarian can often heal your pet. However, the costs of the treatment can be large. A bill a few hundred euros is rather the rule than the exception. In itself no issue as long as you can affort to pay these costs at that (unexpected) moment.
ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS COST INSURANCE FOR YOUR ANIMAL. A PLEASANT SECURITY
Maybe you already know or even better, maybe you already closed one for your dog or cat. It is possible to close an accident and health insurance for your animal. Almost all medical costs resulting from an accident and / or illness will be reimbursed by the insurance. A pleasant security at a time when you have something else on your mind. Comparable to the humane insurances, there are also restrictions and exceptions in the insurance for animals. However, these are very reasonable and are clearly stated in the policy conditions so that you know in advance what you can or cannot expect with regard to the fees.
TO INSURE? OR NOT? WHERE TO CLOSE AN INSURANCE?
You have to decide whether or not it is wise to insure your pet. In general terms, if you do not have a piggy bank from which you can (want to?) Pay the costs of medical treatment, it is wise to insure your pet.
There are several providers in the Netherlands. Visit the comparison site: www.verzekerjehuisdier.nl
For their care your animal is depending on people. Fortunately, dogs and cats are generally well cared for in the Netherland. The owner must be aware that he is responsible for the welfare of his pet. Being financially prepared for the costs of unforeseen medical treatment is also part of this. This can be done by taking out a good accident and health insurance.