Newfoundland pet insurance

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

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Newfoundland’s are often called the ‘Gentle Giant’ of dogs. Devoted and protective, they originate from Canada, first bred as a working dog for fishermen.

Different breeds have different health requirements, and therefore require different pet insurance. So, to avoid breaking the bank with vet fees, check out our guide on everything you need to know about insuring your Newfoundland.

What is the best type of insurance for your Newfoundland?

When deciding on a pet insurance plan, it is important that you keep your dog’s health requirements at the forefront of your decision.

For your Newfoundland, you may wish to consider a lifetime insurance policy. The breed is prone to ongoing and reoccurring health issues, such as heart problems and osteosarcoma, which will require a lot of treatment. Whilst this policy is often the most expensive, it’s great for covering these type of health issues. The financial limit for each condition resets with the renewal of the policy. This means that the conditions remain covered by your insurance, and it limits the likelihood of you having to pay for treatments yourself.

Average pet insurance cost for a Newfoundland

To provide you with an average figure of how much it may cost you to insure your Newfoundland, we ran a number of quotes from a variety of well-known and reliable pet insurance companies. Our results estimated that, on average, you could insure your Newfoundland with a lifetime insurance policy for £27.45 a month, or an annual payment of £327.18. To run these quotes we used the following pet information:

  • Male
  • 4-years-old
  • Chipped
  • Bought for £800
  • Neutered
  • Up to date vaccinations
  • No pre-existing conditions
  • Non aggressive

Common health problems for Newfoundland’s

Whilst it is upsetting to think of your beloved dog unwell, it can be essential in making sure that your insurance plan is the best one for your pup. A number of illnesses that Newfoundland’s are prone to can become recurring or lifelong conditions, and need to be considered when shopping around for a pet insurance policy.

Common health issues for Newfoundland’s include:

  • Atopy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Heart problems
  • Cruciate ligament injury
  • Joint and bone problems

Average treatments cost for Newfoundland’s

When deciding which pet insurance policy is right for you, it can be useful to be aware of the average treatment costs for common illnesses. This information can help you decide which policy is right for you, and ensure that the policy you do pick has a high enough financial limit for your dog’s needs.

Below is a list of the average treatment costs for common illnesses:

Health ProblemAverage treatment cost
Heart problems£400
Joint conditions£250

Fun facts about Newfoundland’s

  • It is believed that the dog, Nana, from the famous tale of Peter Pan on a Newfoundland.
  • Having been built to swim, Newfoundland’s are natural lifeguards and have a reputation for saving drowning swimmers.
  • They are considered the best breed to have around children.
  • They drool – a lot!

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