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Vet fees for dogs

Dogs can bring such joy into our lives as owners, but their vet treatments can be expensive. if the worst was to happen, do you know how much it could cost?

According to the Association of British Insurers the average pet insurance claim in 2018 was £793.

Vet fees are not standardised in the UK, and can vary from practise to practise with factors such as location, your pet’s age and the severity of the condition all having an influence on the cost.

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How much do vet fees cost?

To give you an idea of what to expect here’s a list of Animal Friends’ average vet fees claims for some of the most common treatments for dogs.

These tables show the average cost of vet fees claims per condition submitted to Animal Friends in 2018. To make this information more specific to your dog we’ve grouped dogs into sizes, ranging from Giant to Miniature.

This is based on the top 10 breeds insured with us per size group, and the 15 most common conditions claimed for by our customers, for each size, in 2018.

Miniature dogs
Up to 5kg

Condition
Cruciate ligament damage
Luxating Patella
Diabetes
Eye Condition
Foreign Body
Eye Ulcer
Lameness
Seizures
Vomiting
Gastroenteritis
Heart Disease
Tumour
Skin Disease
Toxic Ingestion
Otitis
Average cost
£1,615.43
£1,492.58
£1,202.02
£996.52
£933.94
£933.68
£889.18
£825.34
£749.58
£738.64
£733.54
£679.89
£524.43
£517.26
£437.74
Condition
Cruciate ligament damage
Diabetes
Pancreatitis
Hepatitis
Lameness
Heart Disease
Foreign Body
Gastroenteritis
Vomiting
Eye Ulcer
Tumour
Skin Disease
Toxic Ingestion
Anal Gland Infection
Otitis
Average cost
£1,580.56
£1,190.31
£1,022.13
£946.96
£807.33
£781.11
£781.04
£721.61
£717.19
£694.18
£689.57
£520.76
£483.49
£427.79
£421.40
Condition
Cruciate ligament damage
Pancreatitis
Mast Cell Tumour
Foreign Body
Lameness
Seizures
Vomiting
Gastroenteritis
Tumour
Skin Disease
Osteoarthritis
Lipoma
Toxic Ingestion
Otitis
Wound
Average cost
£1,937.37
£1,035.93
£1,016.24
£989.05
£895.29
£842.77
£792.41
£749.30
£747.34
£647.59
£529.56
£523.27
£509.02
£479.76
£474.25
Condition
Cruciate ligament damage
Foreign Body
Mast Cell Tumour
Lameness
Tumour
Vomiting
Gastroenteritis
Skin Disease
Eye Ulcer
Diarrhoea
Osteoarthritis
Lipoma
Toxic Ingestion
Wound
Otitis
Average cost
£2,281.71
£1,201.83
£1,155.58
£1,009.64
£853.17
£804
£766.36
£690.04
£658.02
£632.87
£596.25
£570.64
£549
£511.61
£466.89
Condition
Cruciate ligament damage
Lymphoma
Cardiomyopathy
Heart Disease
Osteosarcoma
Lameness
Hip Dysplasia
Gastroenteritis
Tumour
Vomiting
Skin Disease
Wound
Osteoarthritis
Diarrhoea
Otitis
Average cost
£2,521.34
£1,777.93
£1,538.37
£1,527.13
£1,304.40
£1,265.75
£1,217.63
£1,010.22
£996.65
£916.49
£845.56
£824.34
£788.83
£676.58
£653.23

Should I get insurance?

Pet insurance can help protect your pet against unexpected vet fees, should they get ill or be injured. Though you may be unsure if you need pet insurance, it’s worth keeping in mind that vet fees can add up very quickly and your pet may need ongoing treatment and medication.

To help you decide, get a quote to find out what type of policy might be right for you and how much it would cost.

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What’s not covered by our pet insurance

  • Pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Any dental or gum treatment including root canal treatment.
  • Costs arising from any vicious tendencies or behaviour problems shown by your pet.
  • Routine or preventative, treatments, examinations or vaccinations.
  • Costs for cosmetic, elective, routine or preventative treatments including spaying or castration.
  • The cost of food.

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