The Cheapest Pet Insurance for Dogs

Although we don't advocate making decisions about dog insurance solely based on cost, we recognise that for many dog owners in the UK finding the cheapest pet insurance is a priority.

So, we've searched the market to find some of the cheapest pet insurance for dogs.

Compare quotes from some of the cheapest pet insurance policies for dogs

The above quotes were obtained in December 2019.

See a list of the best cheap pet insurance for dogs.

If you have an older dog, we've found companies that offer pet insurance for older dogs.

If you're a cat owner, check out some of the best cheap pet insurance for cats.

All of these are indicative quotes for pet insurance, based on insuring a 3-year-old crossbreed Jack Russell in a Milton Keynes (MK) postcode. We got these quotes in December 2019.

See our list of the best pet insurance for dogs.

Cheap pet insurance comparison and what to watch out for?

Two of the top five cheapest policies - from Animal Friends and More Than are all 'accident only' pet insurance policies. That means they only pay out for vet bills if your dog suffers an accident - and not if they pick up an illness that requires treatment.

We've included a policy that will cover illness but is 'time-limited cover'. This means it will only payout for the first 12 months of any illness or medical condition affecting a dog. After that the condition will be excluded from cover and you'll have to pay for any treatment relating to it yourself.

If you're not sure these are compromises you would want to make when buying pet insurance for your dog, why not read our article on the Best Dog Insurance available? It explores the reasons why cheapest isn't always best when it comes to dog insurance.

Pet insurance providers Price a month
Bought By Many - Value - Accident and illness £3,000 lifetime cover £16.16
Purely Pets - Accident and illness £1,000 lifetime cover £12.26
Animal Friends - Basic - Accident and illness £1,000 time-limited cover £5.64
Animal Friends - Accident only lifetime cover £2,500 per condition a year (£15,000 total a year) £4.48
More Than - Accident only £2,500 time-limited cover £3.51

The above quotes were obtained in December 2019.

See a list of the best cheap pet insurance for dogs.

If you have an older dog, we've found companies that offer pet insurance for older dogs.

If you're a cat owner, check out some of the best cheap pet insurance for cats.

All of these are indicative quotes for pet insurance, based on insuring a 3-year-old crossbreed Jack Russell in a Milton Keynes (MK) postcode. We got these quotes in December 2019.

See our list of the best pet insurance for dogs.

Cheap pet insurance comparison and what to watch out for?

Two of the top five cheapest policies - from Animal Friends and More Than are all 'accident only' pet insurance policies. That means they only pay out for vet bills if your dog suffers an accident - and not if they pick up an illness that requires treatment.

We've included a policy that will cover illness but is 'time-limited cover'. This means it will only payout for the first 12 months of any illness or medical condition affecting a dog. After that the condition will be excluded from cover and you'll have to pay for any treatment relating to it yourself.

If you're not sure these are compromises you would want to make when buying pet insurance for your dog, why not read our article on the Best Dog Insurance available? It explores the reasons why cheapest isn't always best when it comes to dog insurance.

This article was written by Bought By Many. We were not paid to write it but we will receive commission if clicking on a link to one of the named insurers results in a reader taking out a policy with that insurer. We also charge for advertising space so a particular insurer may be highlighted in the article and, where insurers are listed, it can dictate where they appear in the list.