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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's Health Insurance

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are classified in the toy dog category of dog breeds and have been in the top 10 of the most popular pet dogs in the UK for some time. It is easy to see why they are such a popular breed - as they have a lovely nature and they are affectionate, patient and playful, and generally get on well with other animals and children.

They are a naturally curious dog and they share a love for hunting like the rest of the Spaniel group. This often means that they will chase small animals, ending up running through hedges and causing a little bit of mischief without being concerned about a few scratches - so the odd trip to the vet might sometimes be needed. On the whole they are a well-behaved breed if they are socialised from an early age and given good basic, gentle training.

As a breed they are linked to some illnesses. The most common condition for the breed to develop is mitral valve disease, heart murmurs which are caused by the valve around the heart loosening as they get older. If this worsens, untreated, it could lead to heart failure.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are also linked to the disease Syringomyelia which affects the brain and spine. Inflammation around the lower back of the brain causes excessive pressure on the brain, pushing it towards the spinal cord and creating fluid around the area. Surgery is most commonly used to treat Syringomyelia.

Due to their floppy and thick ears it is common for theses spaniels to suffer from ear infections. These should be treated as soon as possible in order to prevent any possible hearing loss. To prevent ear infections, it is a wise measure to clean your dog's ears out regularly.

Keeping a Cavalier King Charles spaniel fit and healthy through exercise and a good diet will help to minimise the chances of them becoming ill. Although some of the diseases linked to the breed are hereditary, it is advisable to have regular vet checks to pick up any possible problems early on and obtain swift treatment.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel'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
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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
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