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Pet Business Insurance UK

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Compare the costs of UK pet business insurance 

Having a pet business insurance policy is not always required by UK law, depending on the services you are providing. Running a business that provides a service to pet owners will mean dealing with the public. When dealing with the public, the minimal level of insurance to protect yourself and your business is public liability insurance. Pet business insurance can provide dog walking insurance and dog groomers insurance. 

Dog Walker Insurance works in partnership with QuoteSearcher, who provide a simple form which once completed is submitted to a specialist panel of brokers. These brokers will be in contact via the telephone to provide you with personalised quotes for your pet business.

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It was recently revealed that dog walkers can earn up to a fifth more than the average UK salary. Not to mention being around adorable pets all day sounds like a great way to make a living.

Dog walking can be both enjoyable and a financially rewarding job.  It can be a part-time gig to supplement your income or if you are successful  full time job. For more information on how much you can earn as a dog walker, read how much does a dog walker cost in your locality.

What is included in a pet business insurance policy?

While every type of pet service is different from pet sitters, walkers and groomers, there are sections that are exclusive to each one and some that should be part of every policy. Below are a list of cover options that can be included in a policy tailored to your individual requirements.

  • General liability coverage is protection just in case damage occurs to the pet, the owner or property that belongs to a third party that you would be legally obligated to reimburse. This coverage can be for up to £2,000,000.
  • Product liability coverage is protection when a product you used on a pet and injures the pet. This coverage can be for up to £2,000,000
  • Medical expenses coverage just in case of an injury to a pet owner while on your property. This coverage can be for up to £5,000
  • Pet Bailee protection is coverage just in case a pet in injured, stolen, lost, bitten by another animal or killed while under your care. This coverage can be for up to £15,000.
  • Veterinary expense reimbursement help to recover the cost of the vet’s bills when an animal has to be medically treated while under your care. 
  • Lost key protection just in case you lose or misplace the keys to a home of a client. This coverage can be for up to £2,000

Are there any add-ons that can be put on the policy?

  • Protection against any damage done to a client's home or personal property. This coverage can be for up to £25,000
  • Daycare and boarding of a pet must be listed on the policy so that it will be covered under the general liability protection. This generally will raise the premium slightly.

Start comparing the costs of UK pet business insurance 

Working with animals can be a rewarded occupation, but it does come with challenges. One such challenge is dealing with a negligence claims by the pet owner. Pet owners love their pets and should an accident happen whilst in your custody you could be held liable by the pet owner. As such, it is important to have insurance that can protect you in these circumstances. Dog Walker Insurance  works in partnership with QuoteZone, who provide a simple form which once completed is submitted to a specialist panel of brokers. Start comparing the costs of pet business insurance by selecting the start your quote button below.

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