Cocker Spaniel pet insurance

Find out everything you need to know about insuring your Cocker Spaniel.

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When selecting an insurance policy for your furry, four-legged friend, it is important to be aware of all the things that could go wrong with your Cocker Spaniel – as miserable as that may seem!

Not all insurance policies will suit every breed, as different breeds have different health requirements. To save you forking out a small fortune on vet fees, check out our guide on everything you need to know about insuring your Cocker Spaniel.

What is the best insurance for Cocker Spaniels?

When selecting your insurance policy, it’s important to be aware of how each policy works in connection with your pup’s health issues.

For your Cocker Spaniel, it is worth considering investing in a lifetime policy. Cocker Spaniels encounter several common health conditions that are likely to reoccur or become ongoing, and a lifetime policy is often the best fit for these scenarios. With this policy, financial limits for each condition your beloved pup experiences restart every year when the policy is renewed, and so treatments for these issues will continued to be covered. However, as a lifetime policy is usually the most expensive type of cover, it may not appeal to you.

If you this is the case, you should consider a maximum benefit policy. This policy is usually more affordable and new conditions are still covered, but it is important to note that once your financial limit is reached for each condition, it does not restart. As a result, the condition is no longer covered in your policy, and you will have to pay for any treatments out of your own pocket.

Average pet insurance cost

To provide you with an average figure of how much it may cost you to insure your Cocker Spaniel, we ran a number of quotes from a selection of well-known and reliable pet insurance companies. Our research estimated that on average, you could pay £12.86 per month or an annual payment of £149.66 to ensure your Cocker Spaniel with a lifetime policy.

Additionally, we calculated you could pay £12.63 per month or annual payment of £146.91 for a maximum benefit policy. The following pet information was used to run these quotes:

  • 3-years-old
  • Female
  • Not chipped
  • Bought for £200
  • Neutered
  • Non aggressive
  • All vaccinations are up to date
  • No pre-existing conditions

Common health problems for Cocker Spaniels

Whether your Cocker Spaniel is a new addition, a regular member of the family, or a decision still waiting to be made, it is important to be aware of the common illnesses that your treasured dog may encounter. Many common illnesses can become regular occurrences, or even manifest into life-long health problems, and so it important to consider them when choosing your insurance.

Common illnesses for Cocker Spaniels include:

  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Otitis externa
  • Pancreatitis
  • Arthritis and other joint issues
  • Anal gland problems

Average treatment costs

When deciding which pet insurance policy is best for you, especially if you are torn, it is useful to be aware of the average cost of treatments for some of the common health issues your Cocker Spaniel might face, and costs you could end up incurring.

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

Health ProblemAverage treatment cost
Dry eye syndrome£340
Otitis externa£270
Athritis & joint issues£230
Anal gland problems£500

Fun facts about Cocker Spaniels

  • The name ‘cocker’ is derived from the Woodcocker bird, as these types of Spaniels were often used to hunt them.
  • Cocker Spaniels make a good family dog as they are gentle and loving, and known to be good with children, other dogs and other pets.
  • They’re smart, but would make a rubbish guard dog due to their love of affection.

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