If you have a dog in the UAE, you know that annual vaccination bills alone range between AED220 (Dubai Municipality) and AED350-plus (at private veterinary clinics and hospitals). Although not a monthly expense, this is something that every dog parent must plan for. But not everything can be planned. Any dog parent who has ever faced an emergency or a recurring illness that their pooches suffer from will tell you that vet bills tend to be quite high. This often pinches the pocket, especially due to the lack of proper pet insurance policies. But we’ve good news for you. Now there’s a new insurance policy for dogs in the UAE launched by Yallacompare.
How much does the pet insurance cost?
The cost of the pet insurance depends on several factors including age and breed of the dog, coupled with the level of cover chosen and the annual deductible. To check, I got a quotation for Mr. Popo who is a nine-year old beagle boy, below is the screenshot.
What does the pet insurance cover?
According to the Yallacompare website, depending on the level of cover chosen the features will include the following:
- Vet fees/medical treatments cover
- Liability cover
- Advertising costs and rewards
- Preventative care
Certain exemptions might be applicable in case of pre-existing medical conditions, behavioural issues as well as pregnancy. Like with every insurance policy, do read the fine prints properly (don’t I sound like those insurance ads on radio and tv 😉)
Where does the pet insurance work?
Yallacompare Pet Insurance offers direct billing at a network of 10 veterinary clinics across the UAE, with 20% co-payment. The details these vet clinics weren’t readily available on the website. If you have a preferred veterinary clinic or hospital that doesn’t fall under the network, you have to pay the bills first and then claim reimbursements. Here too its crucial to read the fine prints to not lose out on any benefits.
Now that you know about this new insurance for dogs in the UAE, go can check out more details on Yallacompare website.
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