Dog insurance

"A barking dog is often more useful than
a sleeping lion" - Washington Irving

Dog insurance
I love kitties! And I love doggies!

What is dog and puppy insurance?

Dog and puppy insurance gives you peace of mind over your favourite pooch's well-being and safety. Having a policy in place could cover those vet bills that would otherwise stretch you a bit too far before payday.

Depending on the provider, they could also pay the vet directly resulting in less stress for you and more time to help your dogs health improve with a bit of TLC.

If you're still thinking about dog insurance have a look at our guide to pet insurance for some useful hints and tips.

What could it cover?

  • A sudden early fatality - not one to dwell too much on but it could be worth considering
  • Some providers contribute towards any advertisements you make if your dog goes missing and offer rewards for when they are found
  • Kennel costs if there is no-one to look after your pooch if you're suddenly taken ill
  • Some policies cover theft if your puppy or dog is stolen

Thinking of buying a dog and just doing a bit of research? Check out our dog buyer's guide.

Does my dog need insurance?

By not having a pet policy or money put aside for emergencies, a trip to the vets could leave you out of pocket. Not all of our faithful companions are as tough and strong as we think. According to the Association of British Insurers, vets' bills have risen to an average of around £300, so don't let a sudden illness or injury cost you the earth.

Let's speed up the quote process

Here are few things to have handy when you get your dog insurance quotes;
  • Your pooches name and birthday - not decided on a name, try our pet name generator for a bit of fun
  • Breed and pedigree
  • Has your dog been microchipped? Remember that all dogs must be microchipped by 2016!
  • Whether their vaccinations are up to date. If you're unsure, check out our vaccinations guide
  • Has your pooch been neutered or spayed?
It is also worth keeping in mind that all dog insurance providers would want to know about any existing medical conditions your furry friend might have or suffered from.

Why choose

As the oldest comparison website in the UK, we know a thing or two about insurance. We also know that the easier it is to get a quote, the more time you get to spend playing fetch!

Our search tool will save you time over searching for individual quotes which means more time for pampering your little, or big, pooch.

Pet insurance guides

Find out more about pet insurance:

Not named your cat or dog? Don't worry, our pet name generator is here to help.
Get a birth petificate with your pet's name.

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