Border Terrier pet insurance

Find out everything you need to know about insuring your Border Terrier.

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When choosing an insurance plan for your canine companion, it’s important that you pick one that appeals to the specific needs of both your dog and your wallet.

Not every policy will suit every breed. So, in order to avoid ending up spending a fortune on vet fees, check out our guide and find the right pet insurance policy for your Border Terrier.

What type of insurance is best for Border Terrier’s?

When deciding which insurance is best or your pup it’s important to keep your dog’s welfare at the forefront of your choice. Based on the common health issues suffered by Border Terriers, a lifetime policy may be the right plan for you and your dog’s needs. Whilst this is often the most expensive cover, it offers the best cover for lifelong common illnesses.

You may also wish to consider a maximum benefit policy. This type of policy is slightly more affordable than a lifetime but still allows you to claim more than once for the same condition. However, be aware that once the maximum benefit is reached you will have to come up with the rest of the funds yourself.

Average pet insurance cost for a Border Terrier

Falling in the lower-risk category, Border Terriers are afforded some of the cheapest policies, meaning the average cost of pet insurance is lower than most other breeds. We ran a number of quotes from various pet insurance companies in order to provide you with an average cost. Our results estimated that, on average, you could pay £7.80 per month or an annual payment of £93.60 to insure your Border Terrier with a lifetime policy. To run these quotes, we used the following pet information:

  • 4-years-old
  • Male
  • Chipped
  • Bought for £750
  • Neutered
  • Up to date with vaccinations
  • No pre-existing conditions
  • Non aggressive

Common health problems for Border Terrier

Whether your Border Terrier is a new puppy, a longstanding family member, or a potential arrival, it’s important to be aware of the health problems that affect their breed, and how this can impact which insurance policy is best for you. Common issues for Border Terriers include:

  • Skin conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Cushing’s disease
  • Ligament tears around the knee joint
  • Otitis

Common Border Terrier treatments costs

Owning a dog prone to regular medical treatment is expensive and common and recurring illnesses are important to consider when selecting the right pet insurance plan. The right policy can limit the likelihood of having to shed out hundreds of pounds to cover the below treatment costs:

Health ProblemAverage treatment cost
Cushing’s disease£300
Ligament ruptures£970

Fun facts about Border Terriers

  • Their origin lies in the Scottish/English border, which is where the beginning of their name is derived from, whilst ‘terrier’ originates from ‘terra’, the Latin word for earth.
  • As a breed, they are easily bored, and may start chewing up your furniture and prized possessions, all whilst looking adorable.
  • They shouldn’t be trusted off-leash until they are taught to come when called, as they may make a break for it and you will have to follow in hot pursuit.
  • Border Terriers are often described as loyal, loving and determined.

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