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Border Terrier's Health Insurance

Border Terriers were originally bred to be used in fox hunting, so they have a very adventurous and independent nature. They are also very intelligent and have the ability to be taught a number of tricks.

However you will also find that their independent spirit, bravery and curiosity can lead them to run off and explore when you are exercising them off the lead. If something takes their interest they may be deaf to your commands to return to safety. Having a pet insurance policy gives you the peace of mind that you can get them down to the vets in the event of an accident and not worry about funding the treatment.

In general this is a breed known for being hardy and not prone to falling ill. However one of the genetic illnesses that have been linked to this breed is Legg-Calve Perthes syndrome - a disease that affects the structure and function of the tissues around their hip joint. It is either the result of loss, or the growth, of bone mass and it can collapse the joint. This can also then affect the blood supply.

The breed has also been linked with Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome, which is a lot like Canine Epilepsy. It is also known as Spike's Disease, because the first dog diagnosed with the illness was a Border Terrier named Spike. Symptoms include fits, staggering, cramp, trembling and dizziness. There isn’t currently any specific treatment for the disease. However, it is believed that you can minimise the chances of your dog getting the illness - or reducing the symptoms if they do - through diet. Some people believe a raw food and gluten-free diet is the best while others champion a dairy-free diet.

The Border Terrier's instinct for hunting can show itself by their tendency to prey on small animals like birds, or even eat small toys or objects which can cause obstructions and health conditions requiring an emergency visit to the vets.

On the whole, they are a fit and lively breed that enjoys running and playing. All you will need is a good insurance policy in case they do have an accident!

Border Terrier's Pet Insurance

Insurer Policy Name Max Vets Fees Claim Basis Annual Policy Per Condition Life Long Online Discount Multi Pet More Info
Complete £15000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Fixed For Life £7000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Moneyback £7000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Pre-Existing £7000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Regular £7000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long N/A 15% Get Quotes
Select Plus £5000 Per Policy Year Not an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long 20% off when you buy online (new customers for 1st year only, may be withdrawn at any time). Pet Insurance provided by Allianz Insurance plc. N/A Get Quotes
Insurance £12000 Per Year Not an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long 20% 5% Get Quotes
£7000 Per Year Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% N/A Get Quotes
Essential £3000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% 5% Get Quotes
Premier £7000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% 5% Get Quotes
Standard £4000 Per Condition Annual Policy Not an Per Condition Not an Life Long 15% 5% Get Quotes
Insurance £10000 Per Year Not an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long N/A N/A Get Quotes