ManyPets’ award-winning dog insurance

Find out why dog owners voted us Pet Insurance Provider Of The Year again in the 2022 Moneyfacts Consumer Awards and gave us thousands of five-star Feefo reviews.

Why's dog insurance so important?

We know your dog's part of the family, but there's no NHS for pets. When dogs get ill or hurt themselves in an accident it can cost hundreds or thousands of pounds to put them right again.

Repeat vet trips, cleaning and antibiotics for ear infections could cost several hundred pounds, while a surgery for something like a hip replacement could be in excess of £5,000.

If your dog's not insured, you'll have to find that money yourself.

That's where pet insurance comes in. You'll pay a sum of money monthly or annually so that your beloved hound can get the treatment they need, when they need it.

Pet insurance can pay out for other kinds of claims too, like behavioural issues, your dog going missing, or care for them if you need to unexpectedly go into hospital yourself.

And if your dog's insured when they develop a condition, some pet insurance will continue to cover that illness for the life of the pet, as long as you renew each year. All our policies work like that.

Our cover is different

We created our dog insurance from scratch to give dog owners the policies they deserve.
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Simple claims

Claim online with no paper forms. We’ll keep you updated, every step.

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High limits

Our Complete policy has up to £15,000 vet fee cover.

Dog with stethoscope

Quality cover

All policies cover conditions that ended two years ago and one policy can cover more recent conditions.

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Moneyback option

20% of your annual premium refunded if you don't need to make a claim.

Dog insurance that can last a lifetime

We know dog owners want pet insurance that works and isn’t designed to catch them out. That’s why all our policies offer a yearly vet fee limit, also known as lifetime pet insurance.

Once your dog's covered you’ll have a single limit for vet fees. You can claim up to this limit for all conditions every year. When you renew, it resets so it won’t run out if you have to claim for something throughout your dog’s lifetime.

You can choose the right cover for you from our range of lifetime dog insurance policies.

Our Complete policy is one of the most comprehensive pet insurance policies in the UK and has:

  • £15,000 of vet fee cover a year
  • Dental illness cover as standard
  • High limits for loss and theft

We also have a choice of Regular and Value policies:

  • Regular has up to £7,000 vet fee cover and you can choose to pay no excess if your dog's under nine years old
  • Or go for a Value policy to cover the basics with £3,000 of vet fee cover a year

You can add our MoneyBack option to most policies too. MoneyBack pays back 20% of your annual premium if you haven't made a claim in your policy year.

We made sure our policy documents are easy to read and our simple online claims process doesn’t have any forms. Find out how our claims work.

We want to help your pet have a long, happy life, so we offer more than insurance. Our customers have free vet video calls through FirstVet and a discount on a flea treatment subscription delivered to your door by VetBox.

We’re always looking at how we can do more for pets and owners so we can be there when your dog needs us most.

Kate Lawler holding her two dogs

The service they provide is brillliaaant!

The reviews were great and the cover was better than any other I could find. We’ve used the policy for the video vet call when Shirley had a lump on the back of her neck, it was so quick and easy.

Dog insurance for pre-existing medical conditions

All of our policies cover conditions that haven’t needed treatment, medication or vet advice for at least two years.

But if your pet has been to the vet more recently and you’re trying to get cover for the condition we have a policy that might be able to help.

Our Pre-existing policy covers pre-existing medical conditions as long as your pet hasn't received treatment, medication or advice for them in the three months before your policy starts.

You’ll have £500 for all pre-existing conditions in your first year of cover. If you don’t need to claim for them this limit increases to £1,000 in your second year. After that, if you haven’t needed to claim for the pre-existing issues, you’ll have the full £7,000 of lifetime vet fee cover that the policy offers for all new conditions.

How much is dog insurance?

In the UK, the cost of insuring your dog can depend on:

  • Your pet's breed
  • Their age
  • Where you live
  • The policy you choose

On our Value policy with £3,000 of lifetime vet fee cover, 10% of dog owners paid £14.11 a month in January 2022.

That rose to £25.84 for our Complete policy, but that means just over £10 a month extra for some of the most comprehensive pet insurance cover in the UK, including:

  • £15,000 vet fee cover a year
  • Dental cover for accidents and illness
  • Cover while travelling abroad with your dog
  • Cover if they’re lost or stolen

The best way to find out exactly how much it’ll cost to to insure your dog is to get a quote – it only takes a few moments.

You can compare our policies, choose extra features and set your excess if your pet’s under nine.

If you have more than one pet you’ll get a multi-pet discount for pets on the same policy. Our multi-pet discount isn’t available on our Value 2k policy.

We also can help you save money on looking after your pet with discounts on a flea and tick treatment subscription and free pet house sitting for a year.

Average dog insurance costs

Here’s how the price of your dog insurance policy is affected by age, breed, where you live and more:

Where you live

The cost of vet treatment varies around the country, which means your home address can affect how much you pay for pet insurance.

Typically, dog insurance is cheaper outside London and the South East of England.

These are the average costs of insuring your dog with ManyPets across the UK in 2021:

  • Scotland £381.37
  • Wales £431.87
  • North East £454.16
  • South West £446.55
  • West Midlands £446.82
  • East Midlands £471.93
  • North West England £481.67
  • East of England £515.03
  • Northern Ireland £524.87
  • South East £544.27
  • Greater London £573.85

The average cost of dog insurance in Greater London is 50% more expensive than in Scotland.

Your dog's age

Generally, the cost to insure a one or two year old dog is much less than the cost of insuring an older dog.

Your insurer may also ask you to pay around 20%-35% of the cost of any claims for dogs aged over nine years old. This is called a co-payment.

Most of our policies are available for dogs of any age and we ask owners of dogs over nine to cover 20% of any claims.

Many people see the cost of their dog insurance increasing over time, and feel that the insurance company is acting unfairly – but higher costs for older dogs reflect the fact that visits to the vet are more likely.

Some owners opt to 'self-insure' by paying a fixed amount into a savings account each month, so that there is a reserve to draw on if their dog gets sick, instead of continuing to pay the insurance premium. The risk is that you may need vet treatment before your savings have built up or the cost of treatment will be higher than what you've saved.

The breed of dog you have

Smaller dogs usually cost less to insure than bigger dogs and mixed breeds usually cost less than pedigrees.

Mixed breeds were some of the cheapest to insure. These are the average costs for cover with us in 2021:

  • Small mixed-breed – £116.46
  • Medium mixed breed – £133.82
  • Large mixed breed – £174.23

The cost of pedigree dog insurance varies significantly between breeds and the cost of insuring cross-breed dogs (such as Cockapoos or Labradoodles) will reflect the cost of insurance for the dominant breed.

In 2021, according to ManyPets’ data the most expensive dog breed to insure was Bernese Mountain Dogs at £954.04 a year. The cheapest was Jack Tzus at £268.63 (based only on breeds where we insured 50 or more of that breed).

Dogs with a propensity to develop breed-specific medical conditions also tend to be more expensive to insure.

Find out more about the average costs to insure different breeds and all their other costs.

How to cut the cost of dog insurance

Increase your excess – you can usually bring down the price of dog insurance quotes by increasing the excess, but not all pet insurance companies let you do this. 

Some ManyPets policies include the option of a voluntary 20% co-payment, in addition to our choice of excess options of £69, £99, £130 and £160.

Just remember that opting for a higher excess does mean you need to make a bigger contribution to the costs if you need to claim.

Multi-pet discounts – If you have two or more pets, multi-pet discounts can reduce your costs. ManyPets has a 15% discount for pets on the same policies, the highest multi-pet discount available (our multi-pet discount is not currently available on our Value 2k policy).

How to cut the cost of dog insurance

Increase your excess – you can usually bring down the price of dog insurance quotes by increasing the excess, but not all pet insurance companies let you do this. 

Some ManyPets policies include the option of a voluntary 20% co-payment, in addition to our choice of excess options of £69, £99, £130 and £160.

Just remember that opting for a higher excess does mean you need to make a bigger contribution to the costs if you need to claim.

Multi-pet discounts – If you have two or more pets, multi-pet discounts can reduce your costs. ManyPets has a 15% discount for pets on the same policies, the highest multi-pet discount available (our multi-pet discount is not currently available on our Value 2k policy).

Erin holding her dog Ruby

It was a no-brainer

I chose ManyPets because it was gold stamp-approved by a friend, he said you'd been so supportive for him. And there’s so many options.

What do I need to get a quote?

Look up these details before you get a quote – it'll help speed things up.

  • Your dog's name
  • Your dog's gender
  • The breed of your dog and whether it is a pedigree
  • The age of your dog
  • Whether your dog has been spayed or neutered
  • Whether your dog has pre-existing medical conditions
  • How much you paid or donated for your dog

Reviews of ManyPets dog insurance

We publish all our policy and claims reviews on our Feefo page. Here are some of the thousands of five-star ratings.

5 out of 5
Feefo independent customer feedback

“Dogs best friend”

Always there when I need them and providing an excellent service for Hugo

Roselein
5 out of 5
Feefo independent customer feedback

“Good value policy, efficient easy claims process”

I recently put in 2 claims for my dog, I was shocked when the next day I had an email to say my claim had been approved and paid. You really can't get better than that. The policy offers better protection, and at a lower cost than another well known policy providers.

Karen
5 out of 5
Feefo independent customer feedback

“Great Insurance for your furry loved ones”

One of my dog has a long term illness that requires tablets everyday. ManyPets have been very supportive and helpful and have promptly paid for these tablets.
I am glad we chose to use ManyPets. We took out the most extensive care plans that are available and they have proved their value time after time.

Ian
5 out of 5
Feefo independent customer feedback

“Stop here you've found what you looking for!”

I cannot thank the Many Pets team enough for their compassion when dealing with my claim. They were the calm, whilst we were in a storm, regarding our pets health. Without their professionalism & the calm reassuring way they dealt with us, I really do think we wouldn't have our dog with us today. I was also grateful, that Many Pets dealt directly with my vet. I wish I could give them more than five stars.

Maria
5 out of 5
Feefo independent customer feedback

“Highly Recommended”

Very easy to deal with and was able to place all 5 dogs onto one policy with full cover at a very competitive price.

Peter

Frequently asked questions

We answer the most common questions about dog insurance.

Is dental treatment covered?

Dental cover for accidents is included in all our policies within the vet fee limit. Our Complete policy includes cover for dental illness and accidents as part of the £15,000 vet fee limit.

Are spaying or neutering covered?

No, spaying and neutering are not covered by pet insurance. There may be rare exceptions when a vet deems it essential for the health of the dog but most spaying and neutering procedures owners choose to have are not covered.

Is theft covered?

Loss and theft are covered up to £6,000 on our Complete policy. We will pay out the value of your pet if it is stolen. Theft cover is an optional extra on our other policies and most will offer up to £1,500 of cover. There is a £200 add-on for advertising and a reward available on our Value policies.

Are vaccines covered?

Vaccinations are not covered by pet insurance because they are classed as routine procedures.

Is death covered?

We have two limits related to death. All our policies include £150 if your pet has to be put to sleep. It is your choice how you use it, it could be used to cover the cost of the procedure or for pet cremation or memorial costs.

We have a separate limit that can pay out the value of your pet if it passes away because of an accident or illness. There is a £6,000 limit included in our Complete policy as standard and our other policies, apart from Value, offer up to £1,500 as an add-on. Please check our policy documents as there is an age limit for some death claims.

Is dog insurance compulsory in the UK?

No, dog insurance is not compulsory in the UK but many owners choose it to cover vet treatment and other claims.

Can dogs have life insurance?

There are no life insurance policies for dogs although our pet insurance policies can offer a payout if your dog passes away, similar to life insurance. Our Complete policies includes up to £6,000 cover for death as standard and our other policies offer lower limits as an add-on. Please read our policy documents because some death claims have an age limit.