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Pet Insurance for Adopted Tripawds
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London, UK

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27 March 2024 - 12:15 am
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I’ve just looked into this, Rene and unfortunately Petplan UK and Fetch (formerly Petplan US) are completely different companies. They were never in any way connected. 

Look under the History section here:

Fetch Pet Insurance

Petplan UK

They obviously both operate under different insurance law too, but I don’t know if that makes any difference to what they can cover/get away with not covering. Im sorry this is proving so difficult and I really hope you can find a good solution for Nellie

For Tripawds in the UK, I would strongly encourage you to look into Petplan, as they have not added any orthopaedic exclusions for Ruby. 

Ruby, Staffy, born June 2022, became a Tripawd, 23 November 2023, adopted 12 January 2024.

Also Angel Tripawd Meg (aka The Megastar), who died in April 2023, aged 14, after seven glorious years on three, and Angel Staffies Pie and Bille. In the pawprints of giants...

The Amazing Adventures of Ruby Tuesday 

My Life as a Megastar

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27 March 2024 - 10:40 am
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Clare thank you for digging in, you are such a great journalist!

Seems like the pet insurance companies here are following the playbook of US health care insurance plans for people. My friends who work in the veterinary field are very concerned about the direction that pet insurance is taking. There's got to be a better way than the current system, especially with the way it works on a reimbursement basis. This leaves out a huge percentage of pet parents who don't have the kind of personal savings to pay up front and wait for reimbursement. Still better than nothing when the policy is do-able for folks. Just wish a better model would appear.

I'll keep ya posted.

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