What is the best type of insurance for your Miniature Schnauzer?
For your Miniature Schnauzer, you may want to consider a maximum benefit policy. This policy is affordable, does not have a time limit and allows you to claim more than once for the same condition. However, the financial limit for each condition is capped at a certain amount, so you will need to make sure you pick a policy with the right financial limit for your dog’s medical needs, and be willing to cover any further treatments yourself.
If this puts you off a maximum benefit, you may also wish to consider a lifetime insurance policy. With this cover, the financial limit for each condition resets at the renewal of the policy. Whilst this policy is usually the most expensive, it limits the likelihood of you funding treatments yourself.
Average pet insurance cost for a Miniature Schnauzer
We wanted to provide you with an average figure of how much it may cost you to insure your beloved Miniature Schnauzer, so we ran a number of quotes from a selection of reliable and well-known pet insurance companies. Our results estimated that, on average, you could insure your Miniature Schnauzer with a lifetime insurance policy for £13.65 a month, or a single annual payment of £158.57. Additionally, insuring your Miniature Schnauzer with a maximum benefit policy would cost an average of £13.26 a month, or an annual payment of £151.85. To run these quotes, we used the following pet information:
- Bought for £650
- No pre-existing conditions
- Up to date vaccinations
- Non aggressive
Common health problems for Miniature Schnauzers
Miniature Schnauzers are generally considered a healthy breed, but there are a number of health conditions that they are prone to. Whilst it is upsetting to think of your furry friend unwell, being aware of these conditions will help ensure that you pick the right insurance policy for their medical requirements. A number of the illnesses your Miniature Schnauzer could experience may become lifelong, or reoccur.
Common illnesses for Miniature Schnauzers include:
- Cushing’s disease
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)
Average treatments cost for Miniature Schnauzers
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 potential costs you may have to cover.
Below is a list of the average cost of treatments for common illnesses:
|Health Problem||Average treatment cost|
|Progressive retinal atrophy||£350|
|Intervertebral disc disease||£600|
|Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)||£350|
Fun facts about Miniature Schnauzers
- They originate from Germany. The Schnauzer part of their name comes from the German word for muzzle, referencing the breed’s square heads.
- Miniature Schnauzers are made up by a number of different breeds, including the Poodle and the Affenpinscher.
- They have excellent hearing, with the ability to hear twice as high as humans.
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