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The Co-operative Insurance cuts cost of pet insurance by 25%

1st June 2012 Print

The Co-operative Pet Insurance is urging pet owners to take extra care with their animals' health throughout the summer months, where temperatures have already recently been unseasonably high across the UK.

To help pet owners safeguard their pets' health The Co-operative Insurance is now offering a 25% discount on all pet insurance policies bought online.

Despite the weather cooling down over recent days UK temperatures in some cases have recently been higher than in many European holiday resorts.

Lee Mooney, Head of Pet Insurance at The Co-operative Insurance, said: "In Summer, like humans, animals are more active which can increase the risk of injury and are also more susceptible to allergies, such as hayfever which can require medical treatment.

"Keeping pets safe in the sun is extremely important for their health and wellbeing. Like humans, animals need to be given access to cool, shady environments and kept well hydrated throughout the year, but especially when temperatures are high."

The Co-operative Pet Insurance top tips for looking after pets in the summer months:

Never leave your pet in the car - if you need to nip to the shops, leave your pet at home as the heat in enclosed spaces such as cars can quickly become stifling and dangerous

Ensure that your pet has adequate water supplies - place bowls of water throughout the house and take a bottle of water and bowl with you when you take your pet for a walk

Keep food fresh - in warmer weather bacteria on food grows more quickly so ensure that your pets' food bowl is washed and replenished regularly

Walk pets in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are generally lower

Groom your pet regularly, this will not only decrease the likelihood of them carrying ticks and fleas but will also cool them down

Check labels on weed killers and insecticides as many can be harmful to household pets if not used in a controlled manner

From today (June 1 2012) The Co-operative Pet Insurance is offering every customer who buys pet insurance online a 25% discount. The offer ends on October 31 2012.

The Co-operative Insurance covers cats and dogs and details of the Pet Insurance cover available are as follows:

The Classic cover option is designed for pet owners looking for essential cover for their pet and pays out up to £2,000 for any illness or injury sustained for 12 months after the condition is first identified.

The Select Plus option offers a more comprehensive insurance where each new illness or injury is covered throughout the pets life, regardless of age or how long the condition lasts - as long as the policy is renewed each year.

And policyholders have the option to add on optional bundles:

The Additional Benefits bundle covers a range of eventualities such as holiday cancellation and loss, theft or straying of the pet.

The Pet Travel bundle covers emergency vet's fees, emergency repatriation and quarantine expenses.

The Co-operative Pet Insurance is available online at