Myths about cats
There are many myths about cats, often relating to their health and survival ability but a closer look at some of those myths shows how a cat insurance policy could save you money and worry.
- Myth 1: Cats always land on their feet
- While cats instinctively fall feet first and may survive falls even from high places, they could break bones in the process. Vets treatment for a fracture could cost £976 (average cost based on Churchill claims data 2006/2007).
- Myth 2: Indoor cats cannot get diseases
- Cats still are exposed to organisms brought in to the house on a cat owner’s shoes or clothing. Even the most housebound cat ventures outdoors at some time and can be exposed to diseases and worms through contact with other animals’ faeces. Treatment for a kidney disease could set you back £376, or £602 for a bladder problem (average cost based on Churchill claims data 2006/2007).
- Myth 3: Cats can heal themselves by licking their wounds
- Licking can in fact slow the healing process and further damage a wound so a trip to the vets is usually necessary. Treatment could cost around £624 (average cost based on Churchill claims data 2006/2007).
The decision to go ahead with an operation or course of treatment for your cat is difficult enough, but with no ‘pet NHS’ it’s even harder when you’re worried about how you’ll pay for it. A Churchill cat insurance policy would cover you for all the above conditions, so having cat insurance leaves you free to make the choice that’s best for your pet.
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