American bulldog Pet Insurance

Find out everything you need to know about getting pet insurance for your American bully.

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What is the best type of pet insurance for your American bulldog?

Deciding which pet insurance plan is the right one for your American bulldog’s health requirements isn’t always as easy as it seems, but identifying how each policy would work with your dog’s medical needs can help make your decision easier.

For your American bulldog, a maximum benefit policy might be the right way to go. This cover is affordable, and you are able to claim more than once for the same condition, which is ideal for injuries such as hip dysplasia, should it reoccur. However, you need to be aware that the financial limit for each condition does not reset with the renewal of the policy, meaning you will need to pick a policy with a good financial limit and be willing to cover any further treatment yourself.

You could also opt for a lifetime insurance policy. With this cover, the financial limit for each condition restarts each year with the renewal of the policy, meaning you will be able to continue claiming for the same condition. Whilst this policy is often the most expensive cover offered, it limits the likelihood of you having to fund treatments yourself.

Average pet insurance cost for an American bulldog

To provide you with an average figure of how much it may cost you to insure your American bulldog, we ran a number of quotes from a selection of reliable pet insurance companies. Our results estimated that, on average, you could insure your American bulldog with a lifetime insurance policy for £28.42 a month, or a single annual payment of £331.40. Additionally, you could insure your American bulldog with a maximum benefit policy for the average price of £26.60 a month, or an annual payment of £304.71. To run these quotes we used the following pet information:

  • Male
  • 3-years-old
  • Chipped
  • Bought for £650
  • Neutered
  • No pre-existing conditions
  • Up to date vaccinations
  • Non aggressive

Common health problems for American bulldogs

There are some illnesses that are specific to some genetic lines, and others which are common to the American bulldog breed as a whole. Before choosing a pet insurance plan for your pooch, it is important to be aware of these. Whilst American bulldogs are often considered a healthy breed, it takes just one bad day for things to go wrong and your dog to get unwell.

Common illnesses for American bulldogs include:

  • Cataracts
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Brachycephalic syndrome
  • Entropion

Average treatments cost for American bulldogs

It may be helpful to be aware of the average cost of treatments for some common illnesses. Knowing these costs may assist you in choosing your pet insurance plan, and guide you in regards to the best policy with the right financial limit. It also makes you aware of the potential costs you may have to cover.

Below is a list of the average cost of treatments for common illnesses:

Health ProblemAverage treatment cost
Cataracts£340
Hypothyroidism£150
Hip dysplasia£450
Brachycephalic syndrome£600
Entropion£340

Fun facts about American bulldogs

  • A litter of American bulldogs can have 6 to 11 puppies.
  • By the end of World War II, American bulldogs were nearly extinct in the USA. It was only thanks to John D. Johnson and Alan Scott and several other breeders that the breed were saved.
  • The breed’s primary job has always been to work with cattle and hogs, and protect personal property.
  • American bulldogs are capable of jumping over 3 feet in the air due to their dense muscular build.

Bottom line

You may think American bulldogs are a fairly healthy breed compared to others but there are some common health conditions that can affect them and reoccur later on.

A maximum benefit policy or a lifetime insurance policy may help you avoid repeatedly paying for the same medical treatment year after year.

Look through our pet insurance provider reviews and our guides on other dog breeds. Dog insurance doesn’t have to cost the earth but remember to do some research and compare policies to find the right protection for you and your American bulldog.

*Price per month for accident only cover based on a moggie, aged 2, no known medical conditions, neutered, up to date with vaccinations, microchipped and based in the CS24 3HT postcode region. Prices correct on 30/01/2020 on Confused.com
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