Pug Pet Insurance
Read our guide to the best pet insurance for pugs and how you can best care for your little flat-faced pooch.
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What is the best pet insurance for pugs?
Pugs are a severely brachycephalic breed (flat faced), and are therefore prone to a lot of serious illnesses. A lifetime insurance policy is possibly the most the ideal type of cover for your Pug. With this policy, you can claim more than once for the same condition, and the financial limit for each condition resets each year with the renewal of your policy.
This is a great fit for pugs, as it is likely that they will develop long term health issues throughout their life. Whilst this policy is often the most expensive, it is a worthwhile investment in your Pug’s future and yours as it limits the likelihood that you will have to fund treatments yourself.
Average cost of pug insurance
We wanted to provide you with an average figure of how much it may cost to insure your Pug, so we ran a number of quotes from a selection of reliable pet insurance companies. Our results estimated that, on average, you could insure your Pug with a lifetime insurance policy for £19.98 a month, or if you prefer, a single annual payment of £223.76. 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 pugs
Unfortunately, there are a number of serious health conditions that your precious Pug is prone to. Several of these illnesses stem from their physicality, and are therefore completely unavoidable. But whilst it is upsetting to think of your gorgeous Pug unwell, having the right pet insurance plan can ease the pressure and worry of the future, and knowing these conditions in advance will help make sure that your insurance plan is appropriate should your Pug’s health deteriorate.
Common illnesses for Pugs include:
- Brachycephalic syndrome
- Degenerative joint disorder
- Corneal ulcers
- Tracheal collapse
- Intervertebral disc disease
Average treatments cost for pugs
It can be useful to be aware of the average cost of treatments for some of the health conditions your Pug is prone to. This information will help you make sure that the policy you pick is the right one for your dog’s health, and will be a guide when examining the financial limits for different cover.
Below is a list of the average cost of treatments for common illnesses:
|Health Problem||Average treatment cost|
|Degenerative joint disorder||£250|
|Intervertebral disc disease||£600|
Fun facts about pugs
- The pug lineage stretches as far back as before 400 BCE, where the breed originated from China, were called ‘Lo-sze’ and were kept by Buddhist monks as pets in their Tibetan monasteries.
- A group of pugs is called a ‘Grumble’.
- The perfect pug tail has two curls.
- It is believed that Emperors of China kept pugs as lapdogs.
While you might think their flat faces are just adorable, pugs, unfortunately, can suffer from several severe health conditions as a result.
If your pug requires more medical treatment then you are likely to see your insurance premiums increase. A lifetime insurance policy might be suitable for you as you’ll be able to make a claim for the same condition more than once. Your insurance limit will also reset every year.
Dog insurance doesn’t need to leave you out of pocket so shop around and compare the deals on offer to find the right protection for you and your pug. Check out our pet insurance provider reviews and our guides on other dog breeds.
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