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Dog Insurance

Cover for your canine companion

Getting a new dog or puppy is a very exciting time, with lots to think about from what food to buy to microchipping and more. It’s also important to consider pet insurance and which policy might be best for you and your pet.

Finding the right insurance cover can help make sure they always get the healthcare they need should the unexpected happen.

Our Insurance Types

  1. Lifetime

    Our most comprehensive policy

    Insure new ongoing conditions for life, with three levels available, covering vet’s fees up to £2,000, £4,000 and £10,000, reinstated annually.

    Lifetime cover overview
  2. 12 Months

    Cover conditions for up to 12 months

    Cover your pet with no limit on number of separate conditions that you can claim for until the 12 month limit ends or costs reach individual monetary limits.

    12 Months cover overview
  3. Accident Only

    Looking out for those little mishaps but also you

    Cover your pet for up to £2,500 of your pet’s treatment for each new accident. Accident Only does does not provide cover for any pet illnesses.

    Accident Only cover overview
  4. Multi-pet discount

    Get 10% off two or more pets you insure with us

    Got more paws around the house than you can shake a stick at? Save 10% on every pet you insure with us T&Cs apply.

Why choose Asda Pet Insurance?

Underwritten by Fairmead Insurance Limited (renamed from Legal & General Insurance Limited)

  • Asda logo

    The Asda advantage

    Known for putting value for money at the centre of everything we do

  • Legal & General logo

    Partner expertise

    An experienced pet insurer who can offer you the choice of six levels of cover for you and your pet

  • Award-winning cover

    Awarded Best Online Pet Insurance Provider in the YourMoney.com Awards 2019

What is dog insurance?

Whether you have a new puppy or an adult dog, dog insurance works in the same way as any pet insurance plan designed to cover your pet for accidents and illnesses, or unexpected vet bills. Dog insurance can help to cover the costs, where otherwise you might have to pay for treatment yourself.

What does dog insurance cover?

What your dog insurance policy covers will depend on the type and level of cover you choose. There are several options to choose from, including Lifetime, 12 Months, and Accident Only.

You should always carefully check that any pet insurance policy should reflect your needs and your dogs’ needs, but here are a few things to think about when choosing for your dog or puppy:

  • Your puppy must be at least 8 weeks old when your insurance policy starts.
  • Check the insurance covers the breed of your puppy. We don’t cover certain breeds and crossbreeds, including those in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
  • Insurance for puppies and dogs should include Third Party Liability cover, which covers you if your dog damages someone else’s property or causes injury.
  • The premium for your pet insurance will increase as your puppy gets older.
  • Routine veterinary visits or vaccinations aren’t usually covered by pet insurance so you will be responsible for paying for these for your pet.

Our types of dog insurance:

Lifetime

A lifetime pet insurance policy will help you pay the vet bills up to the cover limit of the policy you’ve chosen. Our cover offers three levels to choose from to cover vet bills up to £2,000, £4,000, or £10,000. Lifetime cover is subject to your policy remaining in force, premiums kept up to date and the insurer offering renewal. Limits may apply for specific conditions. Find out more about Lifetime pet insurance.

12 Months

This provides up to 12 months’ cover for your dog for each new accident or illness, up to the limit the policy allows. Find out more about 12 Month pet insurance.

Accident Only

Cover for your dog for any bumps and scrapes, up to the policy limit for each new accident. Find out more about Accident Only pet insurance.

Caring for your dog

If you’re thinking about getting a puppy or a dog and want some guidance on caring for your new bundle of joy, or you’re already a dog owner and are always looking for some good care and training tips, take a look at our guide.

A quick ‘paws’ for thought…

 

With pet insurance, your premium will increase each year at renewal as your pet gets older. We’ll limit the amount it goes up by, but your renewal price will also be impacted by:

  • Any claims you make – this could significantly increase your premium
  • Rising vet fees
  • Insurance Premium Tax increasing
  • Changes you make to your policy
  • Changes we make to our pricing

You can, of course, shop around at renewal. Just bear in mind that any existing conditions your pet’s developed, whether diagnosed or not, may not be covered elsewhere.

Top Pet Insurance FAQs:

What’s the 24 hour Vet Advice Line and how will it benefit me?

Included in any of our pet insurance policies, is unlimited access to a 24 hour freephone veterinary support and advice service. Fully qualified staff on the other end can advise on common illnesses such as vomiting and skin problems, as well as common pet owner queries such as preventing fleas, exercise and diet. It’s also good to know you can get out of hours support when your local vet isn’t open.

Is my pet covered for pre-existing conditions?

Pre-existing conditions are not covered. Like most policies from other providers, your Asda Pet Insurance policy will not cover any medical condition or symptoms that your pet had before the start date of your policy or any that occur during the first 14 days of your insurance cover.

How do I claim?

If you need to get in touch with us to make a claim on your pet insurance policy, please find the details on how to do so on our contact us page.

About our underwriter, Fairmead Insurance

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We’ve carefully selected Fairmead Insurance Limited (renamed from Legal & General Insurance Limited), part of the Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group as our pet insurance underwriter, given their experience with pet insurance.

Working together, we’ve been able to bring our customers great pet insurance products that aim to offer value for money and some fantastic features, such as the 24-hour vet helpline, and the option to pay monthly by direct debit with no interest charges.