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26th March 2009

'Prevention better than cure' when it comes to pet illness

Individuals have been advised that the prevention of illness is often better than curing a sickness once it develops, something which Brits have been advised on given the current trend for family's to cut back on their pet insurance cover.

M&S Money has stated that regular check ups for minor conditions could deliver costs savings of thousands of pounds for pet owners in the long run.

Judith Roberts, M&S Insurance Manager, said: "Responsible pet owners know that regular treatments can help to reduce the likelihood of their pets suffering from common conditions."

She noted that a treatment for fleas can cost as little as 4; however, if left unchecked, a vet bill to treat fleas can reach as much as 2,000 in severe cases.

Meanwhile, Sainsbury's Bank recently warned that the breed of an animal can affect pet insurance premium costs and individuals have been advised to take this into consideration when choosing a family pet.

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