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Cat Insurance

Tailored pet insurance for your cat or kitten.

  • Cat insurance covering vet fees up to £7,500
  • 20% discount for all of our new clients
  • Choose from six levels of cover

Get a cat insurance quote from Healthy Pets, specialists in dog and cat insurance. Healthy Pets and Towergate are part of The Ardonagh Group.

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Call for a bespoke cat insurance quote:

01730 230 564

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Features of Healthy Pets' cat insurance include:

Cover for cat vet fees up to £7,500

Healthy Pets' cat insurance covers vet bills for illness and injury suffered by your cat, up to £7,500. This includes ongoing treatments, and can be purchased once the cat is six weeks old.

Vet bills paid directly

To make your cat insurance claim easy and stress-free, Healthy Pets pay any vet bills for your cat or kitten directly. Treatment covered includes complementary medicine, cruciate ligament treatment, special diets, CT/MRI scans and associated costs, and dentistry as a direct result of an accident or injury.

Holiday and specialist cover

Cover for your cat or kitten can be extended to treat new illnesses, allow travel outside the UK, and pay for herbal medicines and specialist vet treatment.

Immediate and bespoke cat insurance

Healthy Pets offer immediate cover online, with 20% off when you join. Insurance is tailored to your cat’s needs through six levels of cover: Accident Only, Bronze, Silver, Gold Premium, Lifetime Extra and Lifetime Premier (details below).

Find the right level of cat insurance cover for you using this handy table.
  Accident Only Bronze Silver Gold Lifetime
reinstatement:
Extra
Lifetime
reinstatement:
Premier
Cover for accidents
Cover for illness
Vet's fees
(breakdown below)
Up to £1,000 per accident/injury Up to £1,000 per condition Up to £4,250 per condition Up to £7,500 per condition £2,000 in total in each period of insurance. £1,000 maximum for each illness or injury in each period of insurance. £4,250 in total in each period of insurance. £3,250 maximum for each illness or injury in each period of insurance.
- Complementary medicine £400 £400 £500 £750 £500 £750
- Cruciate ligament total £500 £1,000 £1,500 £1,500 £1,000 £1,500
- Special diet £100 £100 £100 £100 £100
- CT/MRI scans and associated costs £500 £875 £1,875 £875 £1,875
- Dentistry as a direct result of an accident or injury £1,000 £4,250 £7,500 £2,000 £4,250
Cover for ongoing conditions Up to 12 months
Death from illness £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Death from accident £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Advertising and reward £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Theft or straying £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Boarding kennel fees £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Holiday cancellation £500 £2,000 £500 £2,000
Overseas travel 30 days 30 days 12 months 30 days 6 months

Cat Insurance Claims

Healthy Pets know that if your cat or kitten is ill or injured it can be very stressful, so aim to make service as quick and easy as possible.

You do not need to tell Healthy Pets before your cat or kitten is treated, and payment can be delivered either to you or straight to your vet.

Need to make a claim?

To make a cat insurance claim, complete and submit this online claim form request form. Healthy Pets aim to respond with a decision within 10 working days.

Healthy Pets will email you an easy-to-complete claim form to be filled in by you and your cat's vet, with a step-by-step guide.

Alternatively you can email and Healthy Pets will aim to reply within one working day, or call friendly staff who will be happy to help you:

01730 230 564

Lines are open weekdays 8:30am-6:15pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.

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Cat Insurance FAQs

What is the maximum Healthy Pets can pay out for veterinary treatment under their cat insurance policies?

Our Maximum Benefit policies can pay up to the policy limit (£1,000, £4,250 or £7,500) for each condition, dependent on the cover selected. There is no limit on the number of conditions you can claim for over the policy lifetime. There is also no time limit on claiming for a condition, however cover for a condition will cease once the Maximum Benefit for it has been reached.

Our Lifetime cat insurance policies can pay up to the annual limit (£2,000 or £4,250) in each period of insurance. The Lifetime Extra policy is subject to a maximum limit of £1,000 for each condition in each policy year. The Lifetime Premier policy is subject to a maximum of £3,250 for each condition in each policy year. There is no limit to the number of conditions you can claim for over the policy lifetime.

Our Accident Only policy can pay up to the policy limit (£1,000) per accident over a 12 month period, subject to you renewing your policy with us and premiums being paid up to date. Cover for an accident will cease once the financial limit has been reached or after 12 months from the date of the first treatment, whichever comes first. There is no limit on the number of accidents you can claim for over the policy lifetime.

Do you cover cats for their lifetime?

Our Maximum Benefit policies will cover your cat for its lifetime up to the maximum amount of benefit for each separate condition (£1,000, £4,250 or £7,500), subject to you renewing your policy with us and premiums being paid up to date.

Our Lifetime policies will cover your cat for its lifetime up to the maximum annual limit (£2,000 or £4,250) and the condition limit of £1,000 per condition pet policy year on the Lifetime Extra or £3,250 per condition per policy year on the Lifetime Premier.

Am I covered for ongoing conditions?

Bronze, Silver and Gold Maximum Benefit policies will cover you for eligible ongoing conditions that start after the inception of your policy, up to the maximum benefit of your chosen level (£1,000, £4,250 or £7,500) and subject to you renewing your policy with us and premiums being paid up to date.

Our Lifetime policies will cover you for eligible ongoing conditions that start after the inception of your policy up to the annual condition limit of £1,000 on the Lifetime Extra cover or £3,250 on the Lifetime Premier cover with an annual limit of £2,000 or £4,250 dependent on your chosen level. The limits reinstate when the policy is renewed subject to the premiums being paid up to date.

Accident Only Cover provides £1,000 per accident for treatment costs for up to 12 months from the date of the first treatment after your pet is hurt in an accident, subject to you renewing your policy with us and premiums being paid up to date. Please see our Policy Benefits for more details.

How do Healthy Pets provide cover for my cat in old age?

Healthy Pets plan for your cat's future, by covering vet fees throughout its life and that of the policy.

Does my cat insurance cover ongoing illnesses or injuries?

Yes, Healthy Pets' Bronze, Silver and Gold Maximum Benefit policies cover you for eligible ongoing conditions that first occurred since your policy began, up to the maximum amount in your chosen level.

Healthy Pets' Accident Only cat insurance offers £1,000 per accident for treatment, for a period of up to 12 months from the first treatment after your cat is injured.

Healthy Pets' Lifetime Reinstatement pet insurance policies will cover your pet for eligible ongoing illnesses or injuries up to the annual limit. At renewal the limit is fully reinstated and the condition will continue to be covered.

In all cases this is subject to you renewing your policy with us and premium payments being kept up to date.

What is excluded from my cat insurance policy?

Unfortunately, Healthy Pets cannot cover illnesses or injuries which your cat has suffered symptoms of, or received treatment, medication or advice for, before your cat insurance came into force. However, any pre-existing conditions will not affect your premium.

Does Healthy Pets cover alternative medicine treatment?

Yes, if the alternative remedies are a feasible option recommended by your vet to help your cat’s health, then Healthy Pets will cover the cost, up to the complementary medicine limit of your chosen cover level.

What excess do I have to pay on my cat insurance?
  • Cats and kittens less than five-years-old pay a fixed excess: £99.

  • Cats between five and six years pay a fixed excess of £99 as well as a 15% co-insurance fee.

  • Cats aged six years or above pay a fixed excess of £100 excess plus a 20% co-insurance fee.

Co-insurance is a common feature in pet insurance, designed to lower the cost of premiums for aging pets. You pay this as a contribution towards any amount claimed that is above the fixed excess.

  • For all cat insurance claims, you pay the excess for each illness or injury in each policy year. If one of your cats receives treatment for the same injury or illness in separate policy years, Healthy Pets will deduct the fixed excess from the first claim(s) for each condition in each policy year.

    Does my cat need to be microchipped to be eligible for this insurance policy?

    No, it is not mandatory to microchip your cat in order to be eligible for this cover.

    Are there any cat breeds you cannot insure?

    Healthy Pets do not provide cat insurance for any breed that is not listed on the breed selection options when quoting. These include, but are not limited to, Savannah cats, or if your pet is crossed with a Savannah-breed cat.

    When will Healthy Pets not offer cat insurance?

    If your cat would be over eight years of age at the outset of the policy, Healthy Pets are unable to offer cover.

    Regulatory information

    Healthy Pets and Towergate Insurance are both part of The Ardonagh Group. Healthy Pets, a trading name of Healthy Pets Limited (company number 3209135), and Towergate Insurance, a trading name of Towergate Underwriting Group (company number 4043759) are registered in England at Companies House.

    Healthy Pets Ltd and Towergate Underwriting Group are both authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and both companies are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority using the reference numbers 311749 and 313250 respectively. For more information visit the FCA website or contact the FCA on 0800 111 6768.

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