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Pet Insurance for Dachshunds

K9 Pet Insurance offers comprehensive pet insurance for your Dachshund. The Dachshund is a scent hound dog that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting small animals. Dachshunds are protective dogs which make them loyal companions and excellent family pets, but they are prone to be aggressive if not trained and managed properly. The Dachshund is also affectionately known as the wiener dog or sausage dog. To ensure your Dachshund gets the care they need, make sure you invest in pet insurance. We have a range of options to suit the age and medical history of your dog.

Common Medical Conditions for Dachshunds

The Dachshund has a longer body and shorter legs when compared to other breeds which can lead to common health problems including:

  • intervertebral disc disease
  • patella luxation
  • hip dysplasia
  • eye issues
  • obesity

Typical Claims costs for Dachshunds

A survey conducted by the BBC in 2019 found that the average pet insurance claim had risen to £793, and the overwhelming number of payouts were to meet veterinary bills. Depending on location, a typical estimate for your dog to have x-rays, an intravenous drip and some painkillers as part of an overnight stay might start from around £1,600. Operations to repair fractures begin at around £950 and for more complicated work such as hip replacement the fee can easily rise to £3,500.