South Africa's Furry Family Members

South Africa's Furry Family Members


The US celebrates Pet Appreciation Week from 5-11 June and although South Africans are still adapting to this growing phenomenon we are slowly getting it right. Our pets mean a lot more to us than just providing unconditional love and protection, they are loyal companions and considered as part of the family.


Injury and illness are things to consider when living with a pet and adequate medical health insurance is important as you get quicker and better access to registered veterinary professionals.


“At, we have seen a steady increase in South Africans visiting our comparison site looking to buy Pet Medical Aid for their beloved pets. South Africans are using Hippo to compare quotes from a range of Pet Medical Aid providers so that they can find the right product for the four-legged members of their family,” says Derek Wilson, Head of leading financial and insurance online comparison website,


More and more people are realising the importance, both morally and financially, of securing a good animal healthcare package. With the current economic climate, having Pet Medical Aid in place gives pet owners peace of mind in the case of an emergency when out-of-pocket funds are not readily or easily accessible.


“Pet Medical Aid plans cover visits to the vet, animal clinic, prescription food, kennels, blood tests, X-rays and more when you select the relevant cover,” says Wilson. “It also covers accidental injury and illnesses ranging from minor incidents to major conditions such as diabetes and cancer.” provides a quick and easy, free-of-charge online quote comparison service where consumers can instantly compare prices and benefits from different South African Pet Medical Aid providers. 




Established in 2007, is South Africa’s leading comparison website that helps consumers save money by comparing a range of South African providers across financial products such as Car Insurance, Household Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Aid and more. is free to use and saves consumers the time and hassle of shopping around for the best deal since the website instantly retrieves real-time quotes from the different providers using the latest Internet technology. One in two people could save hundreds of Rands per month* on their Car Insurance alone by using to compare before they buy or switch to a new provider. makes money by simply charging its partners a fee when a customer chooses to find out more about their products. The results consumers see, and the order in which they are presented, are in no way influenced by the fee charges its partners or any other factors other than the price of the product being compared. 


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*Based on 2015 independent market research conducted by Kaufman Levin Associates.


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