Are pets Insured while travelling?

We have a range of insurance policies that, together with Australian Consumer protections, provide assurance of cover for any instance that we would be deemed to be liable for. Essentially we would be considered to be liable in the event that our misconduct or negligence has resulted in the sickness, injury or death of your Pet.

Pet Waggin Pet Transport insurance policies and Liability do not extend to cover veterinary bills, death or loss associated with BAOS or any other pre-existing physical condition or any sickness or injury that has not come about as a result of misconduct or negligence on our part. The fact that an animal is in our care at the time that it becomes ill or is injured is not in itself an indication that we would be liable for the sickness or injury.  Insurance for such events is not available in Australia and to the best of our knowledge no pet carrier or Airline in Australia offers such insurance or cover.

It is possible for individuals to obtain Pet Insurance for their personal animals through the RSPCA and other specialised insurance providers. These insurances as standard offer cover for many unexpected ailments and situations that may not be covered by our Public Liability or commercial insurances. Additionally such covers apply during transport or while your Pet is in another persons care.

Because many ailments or issues with your pets can be expected to occur within its first few months we strongly recommend you ask your breeder whether they hold “Breeder Insurance” or obtain your own Pet Insurance prior to your pet leaving the breeders.