Cats and dogs need healthcare too.
Pets are part of the family, but unlike the rest of us, they don’t get free hospital care or ACC.
That’s why more and more Kiwis are choosing to get pet insurance. Vet bills can easily cost thousands of dollars, which many of us simply can’t afford. That’s when pet insurance comes to the rescue.
Pet insurance can save you from financial stress or needing to make a tough call, and ensure your pet gets the treatment they need.
Why pet insurance matters
Did you know that you’re more likely to claim on your pet insurance than your car or home policy?
Unfortunately, pets are just as susceptible to illness and injury as we are – in fact, 80% of the claims Southern Cross Pet Insurance pays out are for illness, rather than accident. Our pet insurance can help you to ensure your cat or dog gets the best care possible at the time when it’s needed the most.
Save on pet insurance with us
Pet insurance may be cheaper than you think, especially with our great discounts and offers. Read our full discount terms and conditions to learn more and check if you’re eligible.
discount 5 % off Save 5% on each additional pet policy when you tell us that you have an additional pet insured with us. Direct debit discount 2.5 % off Save 2.5% if you pay by direct debit for your whole policy period. Health Society member discount 2.5 % off Save 2.5% when you tell us you’re a Southern Cross Health Society member. Free puppy and kitten cover 6 weeks
FREE Puppies and kittens can get 6 weeks of cover FREE. Terms and conditions apply.
Why Kiwis love Southern Cross Pet Insurance
We pay claims fast
Southern Cross Pet Insurance looks after the health of more than 64,000 Kiwi pets and in 2022, we paid out over $25 million in claims. On average these claims were paid within 7 working days of being received.
We’re there for our fur community
We’ve partnered with the New Zealand Veterinary Association and Pet Refuge – a safe haven for the pets of family violence survivors. Together we’re all working hard to help more pets live happier, healthier lives.
We’re here for the whole family
Southern Cross has been looking after Kiwi families for more than 50 years with health insurance, and we get how important pets are to life around the home.