Hello! My name is Gretchen Gatan and if you’re new here, I’m a writer and managing editor based in Metro Manila, Philippines. I’ve been a fur mom for 11 years now. I got my Shih Tzu dog, Booboo, in 2010 and my Persian cat, Bellatrix, in 2017. Whenever people ask me for advice when it comes to getting a pet, I always tell them that it’s more than a responsibility. It’s a commitment. Recently, I read that owning a pet in the Philippines costs about P12,000 to P50,000 a year. And I couldn’t agree more! Though I don’t spend on Booboo and Bellatrix’s food because they’re ambassadors of a premium pet food brand, I do invest in their bi-annual visits to the vet, vitamins, treats, and grooming.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your pet and finances ready for whatever life may bring, you might want to check out Life by Petto. They’re the first app-based pet insurance service in the Philippines that provides affordable subscriptions to support your dog or cat’s health and wellness.
Plan Ahead with Life by Petto
Life by Petto is founded by pet parents who share the similar dilemma of wanting to be ready no matter what. Their pet health plan services offer reasonable subscriptions from partner veterinarians, clinics, and hospitals around Metro Manila.
They aim to provide preventive and quality care for pets—especially since there is a gap in the local market for pet health and wellness services despite the massive increase in pet owners in recent years.
Covering the Basics
For only P1,200 a month, you can get Life by Petto’s basic health plan. It covers your pet’s primary health and wellness needs including diagnostics, vaccines, common illnesses, and accidents. These are definitely services that most pets and their owners can greatly benefit from.
If you want more coverage, the My Petto Plan Add-ons let you top up on the basic plan to cover additional services. These include minor to major surgeries such as dental or spay/neuter services, cancer treatment, hospitalization, and other non-common illnesses.
An Inclusive Pet Insurance in the Philippines
Life by Petto accepts cats and dogs from three months onwards regardless of the breed. So even aspins and puspins are not left out—as long as they’re in good health upon registration.
Through the app, you can customize the plan you want for your fur babies. You can get even get multi-pet plans if you have more than one pet. Moreover, you can manage your balance, check available vet clinics, and file claims whenever and wherever you are.
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