Whether your pet is a cat, dog or rabbit you can start your pet's insurance from 6 weeks of age. Once your pet is insured with Petplan, as long as you renew your cover each year without a break, we will continue to pay claims for ongoing conditions. For our Covered For Life® cat insurance policy you must start the insurance before your cat’s 10th birthday. On the Covered For Life® dog insurance policy, cover must start from 6 weeks of age and before their 8th birthday. For select dog breeds, cover must start before their 5th birthday. Please contact our friendly Customer Care team on 0345 077 1934 if you have further questions about insuring your dog. On our rabbit insurance policy, cover must begin before their 5th birthday. If you haven't had pet insurance previously and your pet has passed the upper age limit you'll be glad to hear that there is no upper age limit on our Petplan Essential policy for dogs and cats.