Life in the UK changed dramatically following the start of the coronavirus lockdown on 23 March.
Since then we've seen a huge increase in people wanting to buy a cat or dog. Online searches for 'buy a puppy' shot up 120% and 'adopt a puppy' rose 133%, according to data from Propellernet.
If you’re thinking of buying a puppy or kitten – read our guide on what you need to know before getting a puppy.
We've put together some numbers that show how we've been helping new and experienced owners during this time.
Bought By Many's lockdown in numbers
We've covered the cost of treatment for all types of injuries and illnesses during lockdown. Everything from cats with fractured bones, rescue dogs with behavioural issues and lameness in French Bulldogs.
Simple claims process
Our friendly claims team have helped thousands of customers with their claims. Many made a quick claim online, where we take over and contact the vet for them.
Our biggest claim during lockdown was £12,091 for a Newfoundland with gastric ulceration. We hope it's feeling better now.
Unlimited free video vet appointments
We’ve partnered with FirstVet to offer our customers unlimited free video vet appointments with UK-registered vets through their app. It’s available 24/7. You can video chat with a vet if you are worried about your pet’s health.
It's useful if you're out and about and can't make it to your vet, when your vet is closed or if you just want to check something you're worried about.
Pet insurance for French Bulldogs
French Bulldogs are one of our most popular breeds and helped 1,600 of them that needed treatment during lockdown.