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RSA launches new online claims system
The new system is being introduced to MORE TH>N, John Lewis, Tesco and Argos pet insurance customers.
Vets will no longer need to complete and countersign insurance claim forms

Insurance provider RSA has launched a new online system for pet owners to submit ongoing medication claims.

The new system is being introduced to MORE TH>N, John Lewis, Tesco and Argos pet insurance customers and means that claim forms are no longer required.

In a press release, RSA said vets will no longer need to complete and countersign insurance claim forms for pets that require repeat prescriptions. Customers can instead log-in to their online portal and submit their veterinary invoices.

New claim forms can also be downloaded from the portal but will need to be completed by both the customer and vet. Once completed, the form can be scanned and emailed to the insurer, together with any relevant bills and notes.

“We know that when an animal is sick or injured both the vet and the owner want to be able to help as quickly as possible,” said MORE TH>N’s director of pet claims Andrew Moore. “The new portal speeds up the process of a claim, meaning it is more efficient for both parties and ultimately, it means pets can be treated quicker.”

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Huge spike in ‘designer’ dogs going into rescue

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 The RSPCA has reported a huge spike in the number of ‘designer’ dogs arriving into its care.

Figures published by the charity show there has been a 517 per cent increase in the number of French bulldogs arriving into its kennels. During that time, the charity has also seen an increase in dachshunds, chihuahuas, and crossbreeds.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and Dachshunds."

 

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According to Farmers Weekly, AHDB Pork have confirmed cases in the north and east of the UK and is calling on producers to focus on hygiene to protect their animals.

Members of the AHDB Pork Significant diseases charter are reported to have been informed of the outbreaks.