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Irish Setter's Health Insurance

Irish Setters, sometimes called Red Setters, were originally bred as a gundog and have a characteristic, flowing, glossy coat which needs a fair amount of grooming to keep it in top condition.

They are a breed that loves to be around people, particularly children, so it isn’t a surprise that they are popular as family dogs. They are also extremely active and love long walks. They will run for long periods of time around fields and open spaces. They are also a breed that loves having a job to do. They are very intelligent and alert and keen to explore their surroundings. If they are left alone for long periods and become bored they are likely to indulge in destructive behaviour.

As a breed they are pretty healthy, although they have been linked with some illnesses that include Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) which affects their sight ultimately leading to possible loss of their vision. It is often the result of a dominant gene.

They can also suffer from Gastric Torsion, which is when the stomach becomes bloated often leading to it becoming twisted causing the dog a lot of pain. This requires urgent surgery to correct it, consisting of putting the stomach back in the correct position.

Irish Setters tend to live to between 12 and 15 years old. They are also one of the few breeds that you are able to get tested for PRA and Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (CLAD), which means that if your dog does have either of the illnesses then you can treat them early on minimising any major risks to them.

Irish Setter'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an annual policy Not an Per Condition Life Long 20% off when you buy online (new customers for 1st year only, may be withdrawn at any time).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