Dog Medical Insurance
here’s the facts.

Dog medical insurance has been in America and other countries for over 20 years, however many pet owners have not been aware that this type of insurance was available or they just haven’t thought about it.

Dogs have become important members of the family, they are so loyal and close companions that we all want to take better care of them.

Statistics show that the chance of your dachshund suffering an unforeseen accident or illness is very high.


The advancement of veterinary care over the last decade has been staggering.

Vets are now able to diagnose and treat many ailments, with new technology such as CAT scans, ultrasound, chemotherapy,MRIs.

Many of the treatments involve the use of expensive new drugs with these improvements in pet medical services the financial cost can be considerable and often not in reach of the average pet owner.


Here is some examples of common veterinary dog treatments and typical costs. - Figures shown in US dollars.

  • Motor vehicle accident $3000 - $7000
  • Cancer treatments $3500 - $8000
  • Intervertebral disc disease $6500
  • Ingestion of foreign body $2000 to $4000
  • Hip dysplasia $2500


Some types of dog medical insurance plans available
Accident Only
Accident & illnesses Cover
Senior Pet

Check out the options available at Embrace Pet Insurance they have been providing pet insurance to pet owners all over the USA and Canada for a number of years.

How much does it cost?

Premium dog insurance costs between $23 to $40 per month depending on the plan taken. Check with individual pet insurance companies.

You may be eligible for a discount – if your dog is micro chipped, if your dog is a registered medical service pet – check with the insurance company.


Some Important points to think about.

  • A number of insurance companies will nominate a vet in your area, however it is advisable to be able to use your own vet.
  • You can usually enroll your puppy for insurance from 8 week old, by starting young you will ensure you are covers for all future problems, as most companies will not cover pre-existing conditions.
  • It may be wise that your cover includes congenital and hereditary defects if your dog is a pure-breed.



Here’s the final rap on dog medical insurance.

At the end of the day you need to decide if dog medial insurance is for you, it can help you through the up’s and downs in your dachshund’s life, one never knows when the unexpected may occur and the last thing you want to worry about is the cost.

Check out the insurance companies careful and read all the fine print closely, before you decide on the plan that suits you best.

Most pet insurance companies have websites and you can apply on-line.




Other pages of interest


Dachshund care

Dog car travel

First aid for dogs




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