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Pet Insurance for German Shepherd Dogs

K9 Pet Insurance offers great value pet insurance for your German Shepherd. The German Shepherd is an intelligent, hardworking dog commonly known as an Alsatian. Their devotion to their owners is unmatched by any other dog breed, making them an ideal pet for dog lovers. German Shepherds are easy to train and make excellent rescue and service dogs. To ensure your German Shepherd 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 German Shepherd Dogs

German Shepherds are strong dogs with a lifespan of 10 – 12 years. There are a few common health conditions to look out for. These include:

  • hip dysplasia
  • bloat
  • epilepsy
  • diabetes
  • cataracts

Typical Claims costs for German Shepherd Dogs

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.