Dog insurance can help cover, or contribute towards, the cost of healthcare if your dog falls ill or gets injured. Vets bills can quickly get expensive, particularly if you have a larger, older dog.

If your dog has a recurring health problem, that you want cover for, you can get a policy with cover for pre-existing conditions. Some policies offer additional cover too for things like third party liability, dental care and travelling abroad. But you’ll usually have to pay extra for them.