More dogs than cats are insured
Pet insurers in the UK are paying out €2.23m a day to treat their animals - and owners are more likely to insure dogs than cats.
The number of UK animals covered by pet insurance policies has now passed 3.5 million, an insurers association said. It added that around 2.4 million dogs are covered by pet insurance, out of an estimated dog population of nine million - meaning one in four dogs is covered.
Meanwhile, some 1.2 million cats are covered by insurance, which equates to around one in six.