Chihuahua pet insurance

Find out everything you need to know about insuring your Chihuahua.

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Chihuahuas are famous for their sassy and stubborn personality. Whilst Chihuahuas are generally very healthy dogs, health conditions are still likely to occur.

Not every insurance policy will suit every dog as health requirements differ from breed to breed. So, to make sure you pick the right policy, check out our guide on everything you need to know about insuring your Chihuahua.

What is the best type of insurance for your Chihuahua?

For your Chihuahua, you may wish to consider either an accident only or a maximum benefit policy. Both offer affordable cover for your pet.

With a maximum benefit policy you can claim more than once for the same condition should your Chihuahua develop a recurring illness. However, be aware that when the financial limit is reached for each condition, it does not restart with the renewal of the policy, and you will have to fund any further treatment yourself. When picking your policy, make sure it has a high enough financial limit for your pup’s medical needs.

Average pet insurance cost for a Chihuahua

We wanted to provide you with an average figure of how much it may cost you to insure your Chihuahua, so we ran a number of quotes from a variety of trustworthy pet insurance companies. Our results estimated that, on average, you could insure your Chihuahua with a maximum benefit policy for £8.19 a month, or a single annual payment of £98.32. To run these quotes, we used the following pet information:

  • Female
  • 3-years-old
  • Chipped
  • Bought for £400
  • Neutered
  • No pre-existing conditions
  • Non aggressive

Common health problems for Chihuahuas

Whilst Chihuahuas are usually a healthy breed, there are a number of health issues that they could be prone to due to their size. Whilst it is upsetting to think of your beloved pup unwell, it is an important step to take when choosing a pet insurance plan.

Common illnesses for Chihuahuas include:

  • Tracheal collapse
  • Luxating patellas
  • Heart problems
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Joint issues

Average treatments cost for Chihuahuas

When choosing a pet insurance plan, it is also useful to be aware of the average cost of treatments for some of the common illnesses associated with your dog’s breed. This could help you pick between two policies, help you pick a policy with the right financial limit for your Chihuahua’s needs, and make you aware of potential costs you could incur.

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

Health ProblemAverage treatment cost
Tracheal collapse£600
Luxating patellas£200
Heart problems£430
Corneal ulcer£360
Joint issues£230

Fun facts about Chihuahuas

  • They originate from Mexico, and believed to have descended from the ancient breed Techichi.
  • Having come from a hot climate, they are not keen on the rain or the cold.
  • Chihuahuas are super feisty, and a study found that these tiny dogs are one of the most aggressive breeds to humans and other dogs outside their breed.
  • Brandy, the smallest dog in the world, is a Chihuahua.

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