Advice on Pet Insurance
£800 average vet bills!
We've added an insurance advice page on our Dachshund IVDD website.
If your dog ever suffers from a back problem, veterinary treatment could be very expensive. For severe cases, most vets will want to carry out some diagnostic imaging (e.g. MRI, CT or Myelogram) and/or refer you to a Specialist. The average cost of treatment, including MRI and surgery, was £5000 from a small survey on our website.
We strongly recommend that you either take out an insurance policy before your dog needs any treatment or ensure you have adequate funds available to pay for treatment if the worst happens.
Some Referral Specialists offer payment plans to help you spread the cost of treatment but do not assume this will be possible in every case.
If you are considering insuring your Dachshund, do your research into the different types of policy available. According to one survey, 1 in 3 owners had their claims declined because their policy simply didn't provide the cover they thought it would. The Telegraph published this useful Pet Insurance Guide.
According to This is money, insurance cover costs an average of £261 per year depending on age, breed, and health. Average vet bills for people without insurance were £810, according to their survey.