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Canine carnage in your home

Insurance giant reveals pet accident claims increased by almost a quarter last year

  • Admiral data reveals average value of pet-related claims equates to around £870
  • Accidents caused by dogs increased by more than a quarter (27%) last year in comparison to 2019
  • TVs, carpets, and computers are the most common casualties in pet-related household claims
  • Admiral advises new and existing pet owners to take extra care when bringing home new four-legged friends to reduce the risk of costly mishaps

Analysis of Admiral Home Insurance claims data has revealed pet-related accidents increased by almost a quarter (24%) in 2020 compared to 2019.

Based on analysis of policyholder claims data over the last two years, Admiral found that the average value of pet-related claims equates to around £8701.

When comparing the cost of cat-related accident claims to dog-related claims, the insurer found cat claims on average total £750, whereas dog claims cost 23% more as they equate to over £900.