Award-Winning Pet Insurance for your dog

  • Four levels of cover to choose from
  • Up to 80% of eligible vet bills reimbursed1
  • Use any licensed vet in Australia
  • A portion of first-year premiums help support the RSPCA
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RSPCA Pet Insurance provides award-winning pet health cover for all types of dogs – big and small! When you choose any of our four great value pet insurance plans, there’s no excess to pay and you have the freedom to use any licensed vet within Australia.

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What's covered

What is covered in all plans?^

  • Accidental injuries and illnesses
  • Tick paralysis
  • Cancer treatment
  • Skin conditions
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions
  • Emergency boarding
  • Eye and ear conditions
  • Cruciate ligament conditions (6 month waiting period applies but may be waived on application)
  • Essential euthanasia
  • Pet overseas travel insurance (New Zealand and the Norfolk Islands only)

Exclusions

  • Pre-existing conditions that your pet showed clinical signs of before you took out the insurance
  • Dental procedures
  • Behavioural problems
  • Elective procedures
  • Food and diets
  • Grooming
  • Pregnancy
  • Pet accessories

For a full list of all exclusions, please refer to the relevant Policy booklet.

Routine Care Cover (optional extra)

You can choose to add our optional Routine Care Cover to either the RSPCA Ultimate or RSPCA Ultimate Plus Cover, and claim for benefits such as;

  • Heartworm test or blood screen - $15 a year
  • FeLV/FIV test or urinalysis - $15 a year

Plus, a $50 annual benefit for any one of these routine treatments:

  • De-sexing and Micro-chipping
  • Heartworm preventative medication
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Vaccinations
  • Council registration fees
  • Prescription diets
  • Alternative therapies

^ Pre-existing conditions and certain illnesses are excluded. Terms, conditions, exclusions, benefit limits, sub-limits and annual condition limits may apply.

How you can save on vet expenses with our dog insurance4

Ingestion of a foreign object
Costs to you without insurance

$1,148.50

Costs to you with insurance

$229.70 (after reimbursement of $918.80)

Motor vehicle accident
Costs to you without insurance

$4,346.10

Costs to you with insurance

$869.22 (after reimbursement of $3,476.88)

Fractured leg
Costs to you without insurance

$3,169.84

Costs to you with insurance

$633.97 (after reimbursement of $2,535.87)

Total vet bills
Costs to you without insurance

$8,664.44

Costs to you with insurance

$1,732.89

Insurance premiums for one year
Insurance premiums for one year

 

Costs to you with insurance

$703.71

Total costs
Costs to you without insurance

$8,664.44

Costs to you with insurance

$2,436.60

Total saving
Costs to you without insurance

 

Costs to you with insurance

$6,227.84

4. Example based on a 1 year old, Jack Russell Terrier insured on the RSPCA Ultimate Accident & Illness Cover, which provides reimbursement of up to 80% of eligible vet bills. This is an industry example, vet costs may vary.

Felix

Meet Felix

Dogs, being curious, can swallow objects that they are not supposed to. After an x-ray, it was determined that a Golden Retriever had ingested a foreign object and it needed to be removed. The effects of digesting a foreign object can vary and if it does not pass they can become irritated and cause infection. Removal can require surgery and can be very expensive. In this case the owners were able to claim $7,299 from their vet bill, being 80% of the total cost. - RSPCA Pet Insurance claim 2013.

- RSPCA Pet Insurance claim 2013.

Frequently asked questions

What pet insurance covers preventative care?

1

Preventative care for your pets can involve a number of things, such as tick medication, vaccinations and general day-to-day care. Typically, pet insurance providers do not cover preventative care, especially on basic plans.

Can I get pet insurance for an older dog?

2

You can apply for pet insurance as long as your pet is over 8 weeks old and younger than 9 years for RSPCA Economy, Ultimate and Ultimate Plus Cover and under 16 years for RSPCA General Cover. Once your pet is accepted and as long as you continue to renew your policy, your pet will be covered for eligible Vet Expense.