M&S Money warns cash-strapped owners prevention is better
on: April 9, 2009, 2:36 am
Author: Liz Neild
Money, pet insurance provider, warns pet owners who cut back on
regular treatments for their animals will increase the risk of
expensive vet bills in the long-term.
Spring arrives, M&S Money is highlighting that animal lovers
can reduce the risk of their pets suffering from common conditions,
such as dental disease and worms, by investing in regular, affordable
treatments. For example, a single treatment to reduce the risk
of fleas in household pets costs around £4. A vet bill to
treat fleas can reach as much as £2,000 in severe cases.
Insurance Manager, said: "Responsible pet owners know
that regular treatments can help to reduce the likelihood of their
pets suffering from common conditions. However, purchasing all
the recommended medication can be expensive, particularly at this
time. M&S Pet Insurance customers are turning to Bestpet to
reduce the cost of these treatments and ensure their pets remain
happy and healthy."
Pet Insurance has joined with the online pharmacy, Bestpet.co.uk,
which already sells pet medication costing up to 50% less than
buying at the vets, to help reduce the costs for pet-owners, with
a further 5% discount on prescription and non-prescription drugs
as well as pet foods.
owners are also reminded that most insurance policies will not
cover the cost of treating any illness that their pet should have
been vaccinated against.
Darlington of Bestpet Pharmacy said: "Even if a pet is insured
they need to be treated regularly to prevent suffering and avoid
potential claims as well as possible premium increases. Simple
worming and flea treatment regimes can protect the pet from infestation.
We are now approaching the high season for these ailments."
Notes to Editors
M&S Money (the trading name of Marks & Spencer Financial
Services) was founded in 1985 as the financial services division
of Marks and Spencer Group plc. The company is now a top ten credit
card provider and the second largest travel money retailer
in the UK. M&S Money also offers a range of insurance cover,
insurance and wedding
insurance, as well as loans, savings and investment products.
a market capitalisation of US$190 billion (as at 7 October 2008),
the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest financial services
organisations. Over 100 million customers worldwide entrust HSBC
with US$1.2 trillion in deposits. With a tier one capital ratio
of 8.8% and a loan to deposit ratio of 90% as at 30 June 2008,
the Group remains one of the most strongly capitalised and liquid
banks in the world.
Money has an executive committee comprising an equal number of
representatives from HSBC and Marks & Spencer.
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