Pet Insurance

At Shih Tzu Club Vic, we recommend getting pet insurance for your Shih Tzu as it can save you thousands of dollars off your vet bills.

There are typically 3 levels of pet insurance coverage, basic, standard and comprehensive.  These plans can range from $15 to $150 a month depending on the level of cover.  There are over 18 pet insurance providers in Australia so it is recommended you compare pet insurance plans carefully before purchasing.

Below are some examples of claims made throught the RSPCA Pet insurance. Claims can range between $500 up to $19,300.

RSPCA 2012 to 2013 Average Claims
Accident or illness Average Claim including GST Highest Claim
Multiple fractures  $                                             2,444  $            19,325
Cancer  $                                             2,245  $            16,600
Gastroenteritis  $                                                 540  $            10,000
Snake bite  $                                             1,600  $              7,900
Pneumonia  $                                             2,000  $            11,120
Arthiritis  $                                                 500  $              7,900
Diabetes  $                                             2,500  $            11,000
Ear infection  $                                                 420  $              4,300