Guide Dogs Pet Insurance

Guide Dogs Pet Insurance Review

Guide Dogs pet insurance is good if you want comprehensive cover that gives back to Guide Dogs Australia.

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Pros

  • The 85% reimbursement rate and $20,000 annual limit is higher than almost all policies available on Finder — most only cover 80% of your bills.
  • A portion of your premiums goes towards Guide Dogs Australia.
  • It's ideal for guide dogs — you get $1,000,000 Third Party Liability, covering you for legal fees if something happens.

Cons

  • It's not good if you're only looking for an accident-only option since all policies cover injuries and illnesses.
  • Routine care is only an option with Premium care but this is generally the case with other insurers as well.
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Get 1 month free pet insurance when you sign up for cover with Guide Dogs. Terms & Conditions Apply.
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10% Multi-Pet Discount

Save 10% when you insure multiple pets with Guide Dogs Pet Insurance.

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Name Product Maximum yearly benefit Paralysis Tick Benefit Reimbursement rate Accidental Injury Illness
Guide Dogs Premium Care
$20,000
$2,000
85%
Get 1 month free pet insurance when you sign up for cover with Guide Dogs. T&Cs apply.
Guide Dogs Comprehensive Care
$15,000
$2,000
80%
Get 1 month free pet insurance when you sign up for cover with Guide Dogs. T&Cs apply.
Guide Dogs Basic Care
$15,000
$1,500
75%
Get 1 month free pet insurance when you sign up for cover with Guide Dogs. T&Cs apply.
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🏥 What does Guide Dogs pet insurance cover?

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Accidental injuries

All of Guide Dogs's policies cover specified accidental injuries which can help pay the vet bill for the following and more:

  • Motor vehicle incidents
  • Bone fractures
  • Burns or electrocution
  • Snake bite toxicity
  • Fight wound abscesses
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Illnesses

All Guide Dogs policies cover illnesses. Like most insurers, you'll have to serve a 30 day waiting period before you're covered for illnesses and six months for cruciate ligament injuries. It can cover the following:
  • Cancer treatment
  • Skin conditions
  • Ear and eye conditions
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Ingestion of a forgein object
  • Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
  • Cruciate ligament conditions
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions (but not pre-existing conditions)
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Routine Care

You can get routine care on to a Premium Care policy. It'll cost you a little extra but it covers you for an extensive list of preventative treatments – many more are listed on its PDS compared to other insurers. Some of these include:
  • Heartworm test or blood screen
  • Desexing and microchipping
  • Heartworm preventative medication
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Dental illness treatment

Guide Dogs pet insurance costs

To help give you an idea about costs for Guide Dogs pet insurance, we gathered annual quotes for a few of Australia's favourite dog breeds. Just remember, prices are going to change based on things like you're own dogs breed, age and your address, so it's always worth comparing policies and getting a few quotes.

Dog Breed1yr old5yr old
Maltese Cross$929.58$1106.47
Cavoodle$929.58$1106.47
Labrador$1443.39$1744.05
Staffordshire Bull Terrier$1144.30$1465.15
Border Collie$1144.30$1465.15

👥 Guide Dogs pet insurance reviews

​​We looked at Guide Dogs customer reviews on Finder and productreview.com. Here's a summary of how it did.

  • Customers seem to be happy overall with Guide Dogs, both for its customer service and its value for money.
  • Out of its 300+ reviews on productreview, only 67 people gave 1 star reviews.

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    RobJuly 8, 2019

    We have just adopted to short hair cats, one male one female and both have had all the right things done to them. Female is 5 months while the male is 8 months. We need to have them both insured, what is your best deal for them both and a veteran?

    Regards,
    Rob

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      JeniJuly 9, 2019Staff

      Hi Rob,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      If you consider to take out pet insurance with Guide Dogs Pet Insurance, please click on the green Get Deal or Go to site button on this page to be redirected to their official page to learn more on their offered products. You may also speak to one of their representatives on getting your pets insured.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    ZoeJune 15, 2019

    Does your insurance cover snake bite treatment? Thanks

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      JeniJune 16, 2019Staff

      Hi Zoe,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Yes, it is cover under Accidental Injury. Please note that it is important to read the policy documents before buying insurance from Guide Dogs Pet Insurance to make sure it is suitable for you.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    KelliJune 5, 2019

    Is there awaiting time on elbow or shoulder surgery or cruciate ligaments?

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      JhezJune 6, 2019Staff

      Hello Kelli,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, there is a 6 months waiting period for the Cruciate ligament cover. You can compare cruciate ligament cover from different pet insurance brands. You may compare the annual limit and please make sure to read the eligibility criteria, features, and details of the policy, as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statement PDS/T&C’s of the policy before making a decision and consider whether the product is right for you. If necessary, speak to the insurance brand to verify any details. When you are ready, press the ‘Go to site’ button to apply for a cover.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    NoelineMay 28, 2019

    Is routine neutering & spaying covered with any of the companies

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      NikkiMay 29, 2019

      Hi Noeline,

      Thanks for your inquiry!

      Yes, there are companies that cover desexing your pet. You can also get a discount on this. The National Desexing Network (NDN) is a charity that aims to end pet overpopulation by making it more affordable for pet owners in financial need to have their animals desexed.

      The NDN keeps a list of veterinarians on its website so you can find the nearest vet clinic that offers a discount on desexing every month of July. The registered veterinarians who participate in the NDN program don’t get any extra funding. They choose to reduce their fees out of their own concern for animal welfare.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    NatalieJanuary 16, 2019

    I already have comprehensive Dog Insurance, but would like to change to a different company. Will my dog have to go through “waiting periods” or have to wait a certain amount of time if we need to claim? How do pre-existing problems rate when you change companies?

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      AshJanuary 22, 2019

      Hi Natalie,

      Thank you for contacting finder.

      Indeed, once you change the Insurer for your dog’s policy there will be at least 30 days waiting period for illness cover. The waiting period will depend on the policy that you will, you may reach out directly to Guide Dogs for the specific waiting time frame.

      For Guide Dogs Pet Insurance, they do not cover pre-existing conditions that your pet showed before you take out the policy or has shown during the waiting period.

      I hope this helps.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have additional questions.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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