Pawtect pet insurance debuts in India

Indian animal health care supplier Vetina Healthcare has announced the launch of ‘Pawtect‘, “one of India’s first pet medical cover for Dogs.” Coverage is offered via three different plans (blue, yellow and red) and covers medical expenses between the range of Rs40,000 and Rs150,000.

The plan covers pets from 8 weeks old and up to 8 years with renewal up to 12 years. Medical cover can be transferred to the new owner during the cover period. No Cost EMI options are available with online admission, payment and claim settlement process along with dedicated customer service with a qualified veterinarian for advice. One can also use VetCoins earned from Vetina loyalty program for payment of service charges. Service charges are based on the age of dog, breed, plan and maximum benefit selected.

“In countries such as UK, AustraliaCanada, US, etc. pet insurance is already a practice. However, as per a rough estimate last year, less than two percent of pet parents in India have been taking health insurance for their pets. With the recent changing trend, Indians in metros as well as Tier 2 cities are slowly taking the wellbeing and even grooming of their pets rather seriously. With our Medical cover plans, we want to make treatment of a pet affordable which will be boom for the Pet Practitioners since those currently avoiding or delaying the  treatments will come forward for the treatment.” – Prakash Khaire, Founder and CEO of Vetina Healthcare.

Bottom Line: according to Statista India has 21.42 million pet dogs.