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Buddies Launches Staff Pet Insurance Scheme

MARKET HARBOROUGH, England, November 7, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- - Buddies Staff Pet Insurance Scheme Offers Members Savings of 25% Buddies today announced the launch of a discount pet insurance scheme which is open to all members of staff. Qualifying scheme members will receive a 25% discount on published Buddies pet insurance rates.

Buddies pet insurance [Buddies pet insurance |http://www.buddies-direct.co.uk] provides cover of up to GBP5,000 and ongoing lifetime cover. Customers also have the option of paying in monthly instalments.

"The rising cost of pet healthcare should encourage responsible owners to budget for vet bills," said Buddies managing director Marianne Metaxas. "We suggest all our pet owning staff consider taking out a pet insurance policy and the majority of them do. I am sure the introduction of the Buddies pet insurance staff discount scheme will make the case even more compelling." Buddies pet insurance offers three levels of cover, up to a maximum of GBP5,000.

There is no upper age limit and cover continues for however long the treatment takes. Buddies gold and silver pet health insurance policy holders also benefit from up to GBP1,000 towards the cost of boarding kennel fees in the event of the owner being hospitalised and up to GBP2,000 for holiday cancellation caused by a pet requiring emergency treatment.

About Buddies The company is a leading provider of Point of Market Entry (POME) sampling in the UK companion pet market. The Buddies Puppy(R) and Kitten Pack(R) service was launched in 2001.

For further information contact:

Avi Levine,

Buddies,

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