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Buying dog insurance

Find out whether you should insure your dog against accident, injury, short term and long term illness for peace of mind
Should I buy dog insurance?

Think carefully about whether to insure your dog. Obviously, none of us know whether our dogs are going to get ill or have an accident. However, can you afford to pay for treatment if it is required and is your dog more prone to illness than other types of dog? Buying insurance will give you peace of mind, but you need to make sure that you get the right insurance.

What types of dog insurance are available?

There are two main types of cover available:

What other dog insurance should I consider?

Dog insurance policies will offer some or all of the following (usually for an additional premium):

How much does dog insurance cost?

Prices vary depending on the type of cover you require, the age of your dog, existing medical conditions and the type and extent of additional cover. The cheapest policies start at around £8 a month. You should always read the small print to find out what is covered and to determine the amount of excess that has to be paid.

How do I find the best dog insurance deal?

Use a price comparison website to find the best deal. There are many different sites available and you should try several as some deal with different insurance companies. You can also discuss dog insurance with your vet.