As a new addition to any family, having a puppy is a very exciting time for everyone concerned. It’s all about experiencing new things for both the family and the puppy and the first few formative months in a puppy’s life are the most important in building their healthiness and immune system that leads on into a dog’s adult life.
By nature, puppies are boisterous and playful and on occasion they can need a little more help than we would want. With this in mind, one area that needs careful consideration is whether or not to insure your puppy using a specialist puppy insurance policy.
During those first few months of ownership it is important to be vigilant of your puppy’s behaviour, your pup could be susceptible to all the dangers of their new world including skin problems, round worm and hernias and all the usual problems new puppies can be prone to. If caught early enough all can be treated easily but may require extensive costly treatment. If your puppy does get sick and is not insured this could be a big drain on your finances, and something easily avoided for just a few pounds a month with the use of a puppy insurance policy that quite often can be converted to a whole life policy when your pup reaches maturity.
Imagine if your puppy gets lost and you don’t have the money to offer a reward for it. How frustrating would it be to know your young puppy could be in trouble and you couldn’t do anything to help? By taking out a specialist puppy insurance policy it may help towards the cost of advertising or for a reward should your little loved puppy be lost or stolen. Remember puppies are interested in exploring all their surroundings and their carefree nature may lead them into more harm than good at times.
Puppy insurance policies can start from just a few pounds a month and with that you know you have piece of mind that if your puppy develops any health problems you’re covered. In the middle of any problems surrounding your new puppy and its health the last decision you need to be making is a big decision as to whether to pay for an expensive operation or procedure that could save its life – or indeed whether or not you can afford to.
Because of their new enquiring nature, a puppy will for example, seek to sniff out and play with other dogs and their owners, and sometimes with foreign items that aren’t quite so forgiving with them, such as cars and bikes! A specialist puppy insurance policy may offer legal costs if you have a puppy which inadvertently causes damage or injury to a third party. Some of the main benefits of puppy insurance are helping towards veterinary bills if your puppy requires treatment after becoming sick or from an accident from such an event.
Whatever you decide to do, please remember, if you are ever unsure of your puppy’s health it is important to seek immediate advice from your vet before the condition has a chance to develop further.