Dog Insurance

Dog and puppy insurance to suit your pet.

  • 20% discount for all of our new clients
  • Cover for your dog or puppy up to £7,500
  • Choose from six levels of cover

Get a dog insurance quote from Healthy Pets, specialists in dog and cat insurance. Healthy Pets and Towergate are part of The Ardonagh Group.

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01730 230 564

Weekdays 8:30am-6:15pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
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Dog insurance features include:

Tailored and flexible dog insurance

Healthy Pets dog insurance covers vet fees; death due to injury; theft or straying; kennel fees; holiday cancellation payments; and third-party liability cover.

Vet bills paid directly

To make your dog insurance claim easier, Healthy Pets can pay any vet bills for your dog or puppy directly. This covers all reasonable costs for treatment of your pet by a vet due to accident, illness or disease, according to your policy cover.

Third-party liability cover

Healthy Pets offer third-party liability cover as part of your dog insurance, with cover for legal liability available up to £1 million. When you're out and about with your dog, or if it is excitable or nervous when arriving in a new home, you can rest easy knowing any accidents are covered.

Instant cover dog insurance

You can gain 20% off your dog insurance when you join Healthy Pets. Instant cover is available online. Healthy Pets pet insurance is bespoke for your dog or puppy, offering six levels of cover: Accident Only, Bronze, Silver, Gold Premium, Lifetime Extra and Lifetime Premier (details below).

Find the right level of dog and puppy insurance cover for you using this handy table.
  Accident Only Bronze Silver Gold Lifetime
Cover for accidents
Cover for illness
Vet's fees
(breakdown below)
Up to £1,000 per accident/injury Up to £1,000 per condition Up to £4,250 per condition Up to £7,500 per condition £2,000 in total in each period of insurance. £1,000 maximum for each illness or injury in each period of insurance. £4,250 in total in each period of insurance. £1,000 maximum for each illness or injury in each period of insurance.
- Complementary medicine £400 £400 £500 £750 £500 £750
- Cruciate ligament total £500 £1,000 £1,500 £1,500 £1,000 £1,500
- Special diet £100 £100 £100 £100 £100
- CT/MRI scans and associated costs £500 £875 £1,875 £875 £1,875
- Dentistry as a direct result of an accident or injury £1,000 £4,250 £7,500 £2,000 £4,250
Cover for ongoing conditions Up to 12 months
Accidental damage £500 £500
Third-party liability Up to £1 million (excess of £250) Up to £1 million (excess of £250) Up to £1 million (excess of £250) Up to £1 million (excess of £250) Up to £1 million (excess of £250) Up to £1 million (excess of £250)
Death from illness £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Death from accident £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Advertising and reward £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Theft or straying £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Boarding kennel fees £500 £1,000 £500 £1,000
Holiday cancellation £500 £2,000 £500 £2,000
Overseas travel 30 days 30 days 12 months 30 days 6 months

Dog Insurance Claims

Healthy Pets know that if your dog or puppy is ill or injured it can be very stressful, so aim to make service as quick and easy as possible.

You do not need to tell Healthy Pets before your dog or puppy is treated, and payment can be delivered either to you or straight to your vet.

Need to make a claim?

To make a dog insurance claim, complete and submit this online claim form request form. Healthy Pets aim to respond with a decision within 10 working days.

Healthy Pets will email you an easy-to-complete claim form to be filled in by you and your dog's vet, with a step-by-step guide.

Alternatively you can email and Healthy Pets will aim to reply within one working day, or call friendly staff who will be happy to help you:

01730 230 564

Lines are open weekdays 8:30am-6:15pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.

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Dog Insurance FAQs

What is the maximum Healthy Pets can pay out for veterinary treatment under a dog insurance policy?

Healthy Pets' Lifetime dog insurance policies can pay out either £2,000 or £4,250 in total in each period of insurance, depending on the cover level selected. Both Lifetime policy levels limit cover for each injury or illness to £1,000 in each period of insurance. There is no limit to the number of conditions you can claim for during the lifetime of your dog insurance policy.

Healthy Pets' Maximum Benefit dog insurance policies can pay out up to £1,000, £4,250 or £7,500 for each injury or illness, depending on which cover you selected. You can claim for an unlimited number of injuries or illnesses during the policy, and there is no time limit. However, cover for your dog or puppy’s condition will cease once the Maximum Benefit for it is reached.

Healthy Pets' Accident Only dog insurance can provide up to £1,000 per accident over a 12-month period, as long as you renew your policy and premiums are kept up to date. Cover ceases once you have spent £1,000 or 12 months after treatment has started, whichever is reached first. There is no limit to the amount of accidents you can claim for during the lifetime of your pet insurance policy.

Are Healthy Pets able to offer cover for the entirety of my dog’s life?

Yes. Healthy Pets' Maximum Benefit policies cover your dog’s whole life, up to the maximum benefit for each separate injury or illness, regardless of the time taken to reach the policy limit.

Healthy Pets' Lifetime Reinstatement policies cover your dog’s whole life, up to the financial limit. If the limit is reached during the insurance year, the cover stops until the policy is renewed. At renewal the limit is fully reinstated and the condition will continue to be covered in the policy the following year.

In both cases you must continue to renew your pet insurance with Healthy Pets and keep your premiums up to date.

Are alternative remedies covered as part of this dog insurance policy?

If an alternative medicine or remedy is recommended by your vet to help treat your dog or puppy, then Healthy Pets will cover the cost, up to the complementary medicine limit of your chosen cover level.

Does my dog need to be microchipped?

Yes, by law your dog must be microchipped in order to be eligible for our dog insurance policies.

Is my dog or puppy covered for ongoing illness or injuries?

Healthy Pets' Bronze, Silver and Gold Maximum Benefit dog insurance policies will cover your dog for eligible ongoing illnesses or injuries that occur after your policy starts, up to the maximum benefit of your chosen cover level.

Healthy Pets' Lifetime Reinstatement dog insurance policies will cover your dog or puppy for eligible ongoing illnesses or injuries up to the annual limit. At renewal the limit is fully reinstated and the condition will continue to be covered.

If you have Accident Only Cover you are eligible for £1,000 per accident for your dog’s or puppy’s treatment costs, for up to 12 months from the date of the first treatment.

in all cases, cover is subject to you renewing your policy with Healthy Pets and premium payments being kept up to date.

Are there any age restrictions with Healthy Pets' dog insurance policies?

No, insurance can be offered for puppies aged six weeks or older and your policy can continue for as long as your pet lives, subject to you renewing the policy each year and premium payments being up to date.

What provision is there for my dog in old age?

Healthy Pets will cover your dog’s veterinary fees throughout its lifetime and that of the policy.

What is excluded from my policy?

Unfortunately, Healthy Pets cannot cover existing conditions which your dog or puppy has received treatment, medication or advice for, or suffered symptoms of, before your dog insurance policy began. However, any pre-existing conditions will not affect your premium cost.

What is the excess for my dog insurance?
  • Dogs and puppies aged less than five-years-old pay a fixed excess: £99.

  • Dogs between the age of five and six years pay a fixed excess of £99 as well as a 15% co-insurance fee.

  • Dogs aged six years or above pay a fixed excess of £100 excess plus a 20% co-insurance fee.

Co-insurance is a common feature in dog insurance, designed to lower the cost of premiums for aging dogs. You pay this as a contribution towards any amount claimed that is above the fixed excess.

For all dog insurance claims, you pay the excess for each illness or injury in each policy year. If one of your dogs receives treatment for the same injury or illness in separate policy years, Healthy Pets will deduct the fixed excess from the first claim(s) for each condition in each policy year.

When will Healthy Pets not offer dog insurance?

If your dog or puppy is known to be aggressive, or has any third-party prosecutions pending, Healthy Pets are unable to offer insurance. Also, Healthy Pets cannot offer cover for any dogs that have been involved in commercial guard, security or racing activities.

Are there any dog breeds Healthy Pets cannot insure?

Healthy Pets do not provide pet insurance for any breed that is not listed on the breed selection options when quoting.These include, but are not limited to, the following, including any dog crossed with one or more of these breeds:

American Bandogge American Bulldog American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Argentinean MastiffBandogge MastiffBoerboelBully Kutta
Cane CorsosCao FilaCzechoslovakian WolfdogDogo Argentino
Dogue BrasileiroFila BrasileiroJapanese TosaKorean Jindo
Lybian Desert DogLaika Old Tyme BulldogPit Bull Mastiff
Pit Bull TerrierSarloos WolfhoundTamaskanTosa Inus
Victorian Bulldog Wolf Hybrid
Regulatory information

Healthy Pets and Towergate Insurance are both part of The Ardonagh Group. Healthy Pets, a trading name of Healthy Pets Limited (company number 3209135), and Towergate Insurance, a trading name of Towergate Underwriting Group (company number 4043759) are registered in England at Companies House.

Healthy Pets Ltd and Towergate Underwriting Group are both authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and both companies are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority using the reference numbers 311749 and 313250 respectively. For more information visit the FCA website or contact the FCA on 0800 111 6768.

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