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Golden Retrievers Health Insurance

Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular family pets and one of the most-loved breeds of dog around the world. They have a great temperament and are generally a very kind, caring and loving dog. As a breed they are also known for having generally good health.

They were originally bred as a gundog and their specific job was to retrieve shot waterfowl. They were bred with a soft mouth so that the birds were undamaged. Their origins give them an instinctive love of water. They are a brave breed and very likely to jump into a river or a lake without a second thought.

Some Golden Retrievers have genetic issues. One of the most common health problems for the breed is hip dysplasia which can lead to arthritis when the area around the hips begins to swell. Golden Retrievers can also suffer from cancer. The most common type of cancer within the breed is Hemangiosarcoma. This is when blood vessels grow directly into the tumour leading to it being filled with blood. Tumours tend to occur on their liver, to the right of their heart or on their skin. It is fairly difficult to know if your dog has this cancer and it is often not discovered until after they have collapsed.

Although the breed does have some illnesses linked to them it shouldn’t put you off welcoming one into the family. If they have come from a responsible and registered breeder they are very likely to remain fit and healthy if they are properly cared for with good diet and exercise.

You should also consider taking out an insurance policy because if your Golden Retriever does have any accidents due to their adventurous behaviour you will have some cover to help you pay for treatment to get them back on their feet again.

Golden Retrievers 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