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KITTEN INSURANCE GUIDE

The best kitten insurance for your best friend

Fetch is the most comprehensive kitten insurance plan in Canada & the U.S.

Use any veterinarian in Canada or the U.S.

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Covers up to 90% of unexpected vet bills

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What is kitten insurance?

If your pet gets sick or hurt, kitten insurance coverage can help reimburse you for treatment. Fetch offers the most comprehensive pet insurance coverage in Canada and the U.S. and pays you back up to 90%, making your vet bills more affordable. With Fetch, you won’t have to choose between your wallet and your best friend and it’s easy to give your cat the care they need to live their longest, healthiest, happiest life.

Why do I need health insurance for my kitten?

Every 6 seconds, a pet parent is faced with a vet bill of more than $1,000. That doesn’t even take into account the rising cost of inflation, or the fact that veterinary medicine is getting better – and more expensive. Fetch pet insurance plans help give you protection from these increasing costs and peace of mind that’s priceless. From allergies to broken bones to cracked teeth, Fetch can offer coverage for a wide range of injuries and illnesses. As a pet parent with Fetch, you’ll be able to give your kitten the care they need – without worrying about the full cost of vet bills.

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What does kitten insurance cover?

Accidents happen, especially if you have an adventurous kitten that loves getting into mischief. You can’t predict when your cat will get stung by a bee or swallow a toy. But you can count on Fetch cat insurance to help cover the cost of care when the unexpected happens. We cover unexpected injuries ranging from cuts and broken teeth to ACL tears and bone fractures. If your pet needs surgery, you’re covered. And whatever your vet recommends on the road to recovery, from acupuncture to physical therapy, Fetch has your back. 

We’re also here for you when your cat gets sick, with coverage for illnesses ranging from vomiting and diarrhea to chronic conditions like diabetes and cancer. Need to see a specialist? It’s covered. We even cover the exam fees, which can save you around $50 – $250 per visit. Below, take a closer look at some common cat insurance claims and how much Fetch can put back in your wallet.

Vet bill costs are based on U.S. cats’ annual policy terms between 1.1.2020-12.31.2021, where the cats are less than 1 year of age. Fetch pays back is based on a policy configuration of an unlimited max annual payout, an annual deductible of $500, where the deductible has been met and a reimbursement rate of 90%.

Sick-visit exam fees

Every sick visit comes with an exam fee, which can be around $50 - $250. We cover those exam fees for you.

Breed-specific issues

We cover medical conditions linked to breed, like heart disease in Ragdolls or dental disease in Persians.

Boarding fees

Fetch cares about pet parents, too. We cover the cost to board your pet at a licensed facility when you’re hospitalized for 4 days or more. You’re covered up to $1,000 per year.

Advertising & reward

If your pet goes missing, we want to help. Fetch covers the cost of advertising that your pet is lost and paying a reasonable reward for finding them. Your plan includes coverage up to $1,000 per year.

Name-brand prescription medications & supplements

We cover medicines like antibiotics and insulin, as well as natural supplements like vitamins and herbal therapies, when they’re recommended by a vet to treat a new injury or illness.

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Why choose Fetch kitten insurance?

Fetch offers unmatched kitten insurance plans. With best-in-show coverage, you can worry less about the unexpected — and you and your best friend can live your best lives.

Sick-visit exam fees

Every sick visit comes with an exam fee, which can be around $50 - $250. We cover those exam fees for you.

$1,000 in online vet visits

Remote treatment by a vet via phone, email, text or video chat is covered up to $1,000 per year — no copay required.

Behavioural therapy

Consultations with a vet to diagnose and treat behavioural disorders are covered by Fetch — up to $1,000 per year.

Every tooth, plus gums

Fetch covers injury and disease in every adult tooth, not just the canines. Plus, you get full coverage for periodontal disease (the most common disease in dogs and cats), oral tumors, trauma and more.

Alternative & holistic care

Alternative therapies like acupuncture, massage and chiropractic care can ease pain and aid the healing process. Fetch covers many alternative and holistic therapies when administered by a vet.

$1,000 in boarding fees

Fetch cares about pet parents, too. We cover the cost to board your pet at a licensed facility when you’re hospitalized for 4 days or more. You’re covered up to $1,000 per year.

And so much more!

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Fetch Pet Insurance covers (and loves) cats of all ages

We cover kittens and senior cats alike — from the time they’re 6 weeks old all the way through their golden years. Not all providers do. Your best friend is your best friend, no matter how many birthdays they’ve had.

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COVERED

Kittens
6 weeks - 1 year old

COVERED

COVERED

Adult cats
2 - 7 years old

COVERED

COVERED

Senior cats
8 years old & beyond

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How does Fetch kitten insurance work?

Use any veterinarian in Canada or the U.S.

With Fetch, you have the flexibility to keep your current vet or use a new vet if you’d like. We even cover specialists and emergency clinics.

Submit a claim in minutes

Just take a picture of your vet documents, answer a few questions about your pet’s treatment and we’ll handle it from there.

Get paid back fast

Once your claim is approved, you’ll be paid back up to 90% of your unexpected vet bill in as little as 2 days via direct deposit.

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Want to add preventive care to your kitten insurance plan? We’ve got you

Fetch kitten insurance gives you unmatched coverage when your cat is sick or hurt. Add Fetch Wellness, and you'll also be covered for the routine care that keeps them healthy. With both, you'll be better prepared for your pet's veterinary needs, plus you'll save big on vet bills.

Unexpected Visits

Accident & Illness

Accidents & lllnesses

Prescription medications

Emergency visits

Surgery & hospitalization

Physical therapy

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optional ROUTINE CARE

Add Fetch Wellness

Annual exam

Vaccinations

Dental cleanings

Spaying & neutering

Blood, urine & fecal tests

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Why veterinarians recommend Fetch kitten insurance

Don’t just take our word for it — here’s what a top veterinarian has to say about Fetch kitten insurance.

“No one wants to think about accidents or illnesses when it comes to their kitten, but even the most loved pets aren't immune. Data shows that being proactive about your pet's health is key to giving your kitten a longer, healthier life — and Fetch Pet Insurance is the best way to do just that.”

Dr. Audrey Ruple, DVM, MS, PhD, DipACVPM, MRCVS

Veterinarian, Dorothy A. & Richard G. Metcalf Professor of Veterinary Medical Informatics & Chair of the Fetch Veterinary Advisory Board

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See why pet parents love Fetch kitten insurance

We’re proud of our 'Excellent' Trustpilot rating and love reading pet insurance reviews about how Fetch has positively impacted our community.

1 out of 3 pets need unexpected veterinary care each year.

Here's a look at how much Oriental Shorthairs, like Radar, rack up in vet bills in a year, on average.

Oriental Shorthair's vet bills:

$3,218

Fetch pays back:

$2,896

Vet bill cost is based on the average vet bills for U.S. Oriental Shorthairs’ annual policy terms with effective date between 1.1.2019-12.31.2021, where the cats are 4 years old. Fetch pays back is based on a policy configuration of a max annual payout of $5,000, an annual deductible of $250 and a reimbursement rate of 90%.

Your kitten insurance questions – answered!

When should I get kitten insurance?

The sooner you enroll, the sooner your cat is covered. Fetch covers cats 6 weeks and older, but it's best to sign up before they need it because Fetch kitten insurance doesn’t cover pre-existing conditions. That’s why we recommend signing up as early as possible before health issues develop — so you and your best friend can live your best lives together.

What’s not covered with kitten insurance?

Fetch doesn’t cover pre-existing conditions. This is any condition that your pet shows signs of, or occurs before you enroll or during the waiting period of up to 15 days. The good news: if your cat has an injury or illness and then goes 12 months without signs, symptoms or treatment, that injury or illness is considered curable and is eligible for coverage. Curable pre-existing conditions can include UTIs, respiratory infections and broken bones.

How much is kitten insurance?

With Fetch, your kitten insurance cost is based on your cat’s age, breed and location. From there, you’ve got options. Here are the different factors you can customize to make sure your price fits your budget.

Kitten insurance terms — decoded:

Max annual payout
Your max annual payout is the maximum dollar amount you can be paid back each year. Choosing a lower max annual payout will make your price lower.

Annual deductible
Your deductible is the amount of veterinary care you need to pay for yourself each year before we can reimburse you for claims. So if your annual deductible is $300, you have to pay for $300 worth of approved veterinary care before we can start reimbursing you.

Reimbursement
Your reimbursement rate is the percentage of an approved claim total that we can cover. For example, if your reimbursement rate is 80% and you submit a claim for $500, we can cover up to $400.

How much does a vet visit cost without kitten insurance? 

The cost of vet visits without kitten insurance varies widely and depends on factors like your cat’s breed, age, location and what brings you and your pet to the vet in the first place. Let’s say your kitten gets a urinary tract infection. Your vet bill would cost, on average, $616 without cat insurance coverage. Fetch covers up to 90% of your unexpected vet bills after you’ve met your deductible – in this case, $554 would be covered. Getting kitten insurance helps your pet get the medical attention they need while also protecting your wallet from unexpected vet expenses.

Is kitten insurance worth it?

If you’re looking for potential savings on future vet trips, the answer is yes. Kitten insurance helps make vet bills more affordable, and you can rest easy knowing you’ll be covered if your pet unexpectedly gets sick or hurt down the road. But if you’re at the vet with a sick cat right now, bear in mind that your current visit won’t be covered because we don’t cover pre-existing conditions. Your cat will be covered for eligible claims once they’re enrolled and the waiting period has passed. Just another reason to sign up today.

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