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Why choose our pet insurance for your dog?
We’ve got your dog’s health at heart with a choice of time limited and lifetime cover. Plus we offer 24/7 access to vet nurse support, so we’re here for you and your four-legged friend – whenever, wherever you need us.
- Your pet insurance, your way
Choose from three levels of lifetime cover (£2,500, £5,000 or £7,500), or £3,000 time limited cover
- Save more with Nectar
Get a discount on your pet insurance if you’re a Nectar member*
- Get your paws on double Nectar points
We’ll double your Nectar points on your Sainsbury’s shopping and fuel**
- Manage your policy online
Get claims information and make changes to your policy on My Pet Portal
- 24/7 Vet Assistance
Speak to a vet nurse any time, online or on the phone, about your pet health queries
- Insure more than one pet for less
Get a discount of £1 per pet per month with our multi-pet insurance†
What your dog’s covered for
No-one wants a poorly pet – or unexpected vet bills. Our insurance products can help take the financial pain away by helping to cover the cost of expensive vet fees.
You’ll get a range of benefits as standard, including dental, behavioural, death from accident, illness or injury cover and holiday cover (eligibility criteria and conditions apply. See full policy documents for details). It’s the peace of mind you need and the protection you deserve.
|Description||Cover for 12 months or up to max amount below
|Covers up to max amount each year
|Treatment period||12 months||unlimited|
|Treatment basis||per condition||per year|
|Maximum benefit||Time limited £3,000||Lifetime up to £7,500|
|Dental Cover||up to £3,000||up to £7,500|
|Complementary Treatment||£500||up to £1,500|
|Physiotherapy||£500||up to £1,500|
|Behavioural illnesses (excludes the cost of any damage to your home)||up to £3,000||up to £7,500|
|Overseas veterinary treatment||up to £3,000||up to £7,500|
With our Lifetime pet insurance, you get access to £2,500, £5,000 or £7,500 towards vet costs each year – depending on the level of cover you choose. We've used Lifetime £7,500 cover as an example in the table above.
|Maximum benefit||Time limited||Lifetime|
|Death from accident/injury||£1,000||£1,500|
|Death from illness||£1,000||£1,500|
|Advertising & reward (dogs must be microchipped)||£1,000||£1,500|
|Theft or straying (dogs must be microchipped)||£1,000||£1,500|
|Emergency boarding kennel fees (if you're ill/injured for over 48hrs)||£1,000||£1,500|
|3rd party liability (dogs only)||£2 million||£2 million|
|Maximum benefit||Time limited||Lifetime|
|Holiday cancellation||£1,000||up to £3,000|
|Loss of healthcare cert||£250||£250|
|Emergency expenses abroad||£1,000||£1,500|
Please note that we won't cover any pre-existing conditions and that terms, conditions, excesses, exclusions and limitations apply. You can find out more about the terms of our cover in our policy documents.Get a dog insurance quote
What cover’s right for your dog?
With Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance, you can choose from time limited cover or three levels of lifetime cover. The type of cover – and the amount you want cover for – will depend on your personal circumstances and your dog’s needs.
This is our most comprehensive pet insurance. Your dog will be covered for total vet costs of up to £2,500, £5,000 or £7,500 per year depending on the level of cover you choose. We can pay out for ongoing issues it may have throughout its lifetime – for as long as you’re with us. If your dog has a pre-existing condition you can still take out lifetime cover with us, but unfortunately we will not be able to cover the pre-existing condition.
For example, if your dog develops a chronic condition while you have £5,000 Lifetime cover with us, we'll cover vet costs for this condition up to £5,000 each year - for as long as you're with us. If your dog develops more than one chronic condition, we'll cover the vet costs up to a combined total of £5,000 each year - for as long as you're with us.Find out more about lifetime cover
Time Limited Cover
With our time limited policy, each condition is only covered for 12 months from the first date of treatment or until the maximum benefit is paid for that condition – whichever comes first. After this, you’ll need to pay for any ongoing treatment yourself.
For example, if your dog develops a chronic condition while you have a £3,000 Time Limited policy with us, you can claim up to £3,000 for vet costs - as long as it's within 12 months of your dog's first treatment. But once your maximum benefit or time limit is reached, your dog will no longer be covered for this particular condition - even if you renew.Find out more about time limited cover
What age can my dog be insured?
You can take out a pet insurance policy with us as soon as your dog is eight weeks old. If you’re looking for pet insurance for an older dog, you can usually start a new policy up until their eighth birthday. Please note that for some breeds, the upper limit is their fifth birthday.
Don’t worry, you can continue to cover your dog up to any age, as long as you keep renewing your policy every year without a break. It doesn’t matter when you start your cover or what type of cover you choose.
Helpful guides for your dog
Pet insurance jargon got you barking mad? Wondering if it’s really worth getting insurance for your dog? Get in the know with our helpful pet guides.
Ready to protect your dog?
Whether you’ve got a tiny terrier or a gentle giant, we know dogs can be highly protective. And we are too. We're here to help protect your dog when you need us most.
Check you’re happy with the terms of our cover in our policy documents – then get started with your dog insurance quote.Get a dog insurance quote
Got more than one pet?
Insure all your pets with our multi-pet insurance and save at least £24 a year.† Less money. Less hassle.Insure multiple pets
Got a question about Sainsbury’s Bank pet insurance? We have the answers to some of the most common questions we hear from pet owners like you.Get an answer
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*The discount is based on information related to you and the Sainsbury’s and Sainsbury’s Bank transactions linked to your Nectar account. For more information on how we use your data, go to sainsburysbank.co.uk/privacy.
**Double Nectar points.
1) Only available to customers buying a new Sainsbury's Bank Pet Insurance policy.
2) You need to tell us your Nectar card number when you apply; and scan or swipe that card, or input your card number, with each Sainsbury’s purchase.
3) Double points begin on your policy's cover start date. If you don't tell us your Nectar card number until after your cover start date, double points will begin on the date you tell us.
4) Double points stop when the policy is cancelled or you stop paying premiums.
5) Each Nectar account can only collect points from one pet insurance policy.
6) It’s only the base points you collect at Sainsbury’s that are doubled. Bonus points won’t be doubled, nor will any points from Argos, Habitat, Sainsbury’s Bank (including travel money purchases), Sainsbury’s Energy or any other Sainsbury’s service.
7) By the 10th of each month, you'll get a bonus point award equal to the total of your qualifying points during the previous month, up to a maximum of 20,000 points.
8) Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd award the points from this offer. No cash alternative is available.
9) We reserve the right to change or cancel this offer without notice.
†Multi-pet discount is a minimum of £24 when insuring more than one pet as this is worked out at £1 per pet per month for each pet on a policy. Pets can have different cover levels. Discount deducted separately from any other offer.
Sainsbury's Bank plc, Registered Office, 33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT (registered in England and Wales, no. 3279730) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (register no. 184514). Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd is an appointed representative of Sainsbury's Bank plc.
Sainsbury's Bank plc acts as an introducer to Pinnacle Insurance plc who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (register number 110866). Registered Office: Pinnacle House, A1 Barnet Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 2XX. Sainsbury’s Bank plc and Pinnacle Insurance plc are not part of the same corporate group.