Whippet Pet Insurance

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

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Whippets are lightning fast, but that doesn’t stop some illnesses catching up with them. That’s why insuring your Whippet with the right pet insurance is crucial.

Not every insurance policy is the right fit for every dog, as health requirements differ from breed to breed. So, to give your dog a head start in the race against accidents and illnesses, check out our guide on everything you need to know about insuring your Whippet.

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What is the best type of insurance for your Whippet?

Given that Whippets are generally considered a healthy breed, you may wish to consider simply an accident only policy or the slightly more extensive maximum benefit policy. A maximum benefit policy is affordable and you’re able to claim more than once for each condition should your Whippet need it. Many of the illnesses your Whippet might face are manageable and easy to treat, making a maximum benefit policy an ideal fit.

Average pet insurance cost for a Whippet

In order to provide you with an average cost of insuring your Whippet, we ran a number of quotes from a variety of reliable pet insurance companies. Our results estimated that, on average, you could insure your Whippet with a maximum benefit policy for £15.47 a month, or if you prefer, an annual payment of £172.84. To run these quotes we used the following pet information:

  • Male
  • 4-years-old
  • Chipped
  • Bought for £400
  • Neutered
  • No pre-existing conditions
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Non aggressive

Common health problems for Whippets

Although not severe, there are a number of health issues your Whippet might be prone to. Whippets have very little body fat, and so they are more likely to get surface injuries, as well as illnesses later in life. It is worth considering these common illnesses in line with your Whippets pet insurance policy.

Common illnesses for Whippets include:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Wounds
  • Foot conditions
  • Warts and growths
  • Lameness

Average treatments cost for Whippets

When considering a pet insurance policy for your Whippet it is useful to be aware of the average treatment costs for illnesses your Whippet is likely to experience. This will help you pick a policy with a high enough financial limit for your pup’s needs.

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

Health ProblemAverage treatment cost
Progressive retinal atrophy£350
Wounds£350
Foot conditions£350
Warts and growths£400
Lameness£400

Fun facts about Whippets

  • They are the fastest domesticated animals of their weight, and can get up to speeds of 35mph!
  • The breed are thought to have been around since the 1600s, though the idea of them as a pure breed didn’t come about until the 1800s.
  • They have very little body fat, so are more prone to feeling the cold. For this reason, owners often invest in a winter coat for them.
  • Whippets are often incredibly quiet and rarely bark, so don’t count on one to be your next guard dog!

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