Vet fees

Your pet might be young and healthy, but it is always good to be prepared. It’s important to know how much you could expect to pay should an accident happen or illness strike – especially if you’re on a tight budget. Pet insurance might be worth considering if you're concerned about vet fees.

Vet fees vary from practice to practice, but, to give you an idea of what to expect, here’s a list of average costs for some of the most common treatments for cats and dogs. It’s worth bearing in mind that if your pet is seen out of hours, then costs could be considerably higher.

What you can expect to pay: average cost for cats

TreatmentPrice
Wound £341
Tumour/growth £600
Cat bite abscess £245
Hyperthyroidism £365
Accidents and injuries £443
Abscess £304
Road traffic accident (RTA) £875
Cystitis £301
Respiratory disorders £479
Tumours/warts/cysts/growths £510

Source: Based on total amount of all closed claims for cats received by Tesco Pet Insurance from June 2013 to May 2014. Average costs provided for illustration purposes only. Actual costs will vary.

What you can expect to pay: average cost for dogs

TreatmentPrice
Tumour/growth £663
Tumours/warts/cysts/growths £509
Arthritis/DJD £368
Lameness £429
Gastroenteritis £476
Wound £395
Torn/ruptured cruciate (knee ligament) £1,201
Accidents and injuries £432
Otitis externa (inflamed ear canal) £313
Skin disorders £402

Source: Based on total amount of all closed claims for dogs received by Tesco Pet Insurance from June 2013 to May 2014. Average costs provided for illustration purposes only. Actual costs will vary.

Get expert veterinary advice from vetfone™

As a Tesco Pet Insurance customer, you can access expert veterinary advice provided by RCVS registered vet nurses as a standard benefit with your policy, and the service is provided at no additional cost. A quick call could answer any questions you have about your pet, give you peace of mind and could even save you an expensive trip to the vet.

Tesco Pet Insurance is arranged, administered and underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc.

The vetfone™ service is provided by vetsdirect Limited.

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