frequently asked questions
Am I limited to a list of veterinarians or can my pet visit any vet I choose?
You can use any Veterinarian who is licenced to practice in South Africa.
Does Rogz Pet Insurance offer benefits towards preventative treatment?
Yes, Routine and Dental Care is included in the Rogz Pet Insurance Option C package. We recommend and encourage responsible pet ownership. This includes sterilisation of your pet, annual vaccination, tick and flea control, deworming and dental treatment.
How is the premium calculated?
We know that pets are individuals and so we are introducing a new way of calculating your premium. The premium is calculated according to the risks associated with the insured Pet and is printed on the relevant Certificate of Insurance. In calculating the premium, we may consider the cover that you have chosen, where you and your pet permanently live as well as the species, breed, age and sex of your pet.
What benefits does Rogz Pet Insurance offer?
Rogz Pet Insurance covers veterinary treatments and surgeries for accidental injury and illnesses (Option A does not include illness cover) ranging from minor problems such as ear infections and bee stings to major conditions such as broken bones, diabetes and cancer. For clients on Option C we also provide cover towards preventative care such as vaccinations, spaying, flea, tick and worm control and dental scaling/polishing.
What do I do if I do not know when my pet was born?
If you do not know the exact age of your pet, it is not a problem. If your pet was adopted, your vet will be able to give you an approximate age of your pet. You can use this age estimate when applying.
What happens if an insured pet is given away or changes owners?
The original owner will have to notify Rogz Pet Insurance of the change of ownership.
The original owner will then be required to cancel their Pet's cover on their policy and the new owner will send through an application form re-joining the pet under their name with new banking details.
The new owner will receive a New Policy (or Updated Policy if they are already a member of Rogz) covering the Pet.
The one calendar month waiting period will not apply unless there is a lapse in the monthly premium payment between Change of Ownership.
NOTE: There might be a change in premium due to a combination of different risk factors.
What is an Accidental Injury?
A physical or bodily injury that happens accidentally to your pet as a result of external, violent and visible means. For example: broken bones, snake bite, dog/cat fight.
What is an Illness?
An Illness means an unexpected sickness or disease or any change to your pet's normal healthy state, which is not caused by injury to your pet. For example: upset stomach, skin conditions, ear infection.
What Is Rogz Pet Insurance?
Rogz Pet Insurance helps you pay your pet's veterinary bills so you never have to choose between your pet's health and your personal finances. With increasing veterinary costs and advancement in veterinary care, Pet Insurance is an option more owners are considering.
When is the best time to buy my pet insurance?
Puppies and kittens are more likely to develop an illness or injury than an adult pet. Their coordination is still developing along with their immune system. So, we suggest insuring as soon as possible to avoid unexpected surprises that may result in a pre-existing exclusion on your policy, preventing your pet from getting full cover.
But just because your pet isn't a puppy or kitten doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't get pet insurance. As pets age they get sicker and have more and higher vet bills than when they were young. As soon as your pet is 8 weeks of age they can be covered by Rogz Pet Insurance.