About this group
The Greyhound is an ancient dog breed (thought to have been introduced to the UK as early as 900 AD). It is the fastest breed of dog, having been initially bred for coursing and, later, racing, and can reach speeds of up to 40mph.
Devoted, gentle and quiet, Greyhounds make wonderful family pets. They love the company of humans and other dogs, although, as they tend to have high prey-drives, might be difficult with small dogs or cats. They must be kept on a leash when outside, as they might run off in chase of prey.
The list of famous Greyhound lovers reads like a who’s who of history, film, television and popular culture. Cleopatra VII, Pharaoh Tutankhamen, Alexander the Great, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, Louis the XV of France, Marilyn Monroe, Bo Derek , David Duchovny , Jennifer Saunders , Leona Lewis, JK Rowling, Jilly Cooper, Matt Groening (creator of the Simpsons) and (probably coincidently) Bart Simpson. Impressive? This list is not even remotely comprehensive!
Why buy pet insurance for your greyhound?
Health wise, Greyhounds are prone to esophageal achalasia, osteosarcoma and bloat (gastric torsion), so meals need to be carefully planned. They can also be sensitive to medicine, including insecticides. Their lean physic means they need a soft surface to sleep on, or they can develop skin sores. Pet insurance can help with vet bills if your Greyhound is troubled by these or other ailments.
Why join the Greyhound Pet Insurance group?
By joining this group, you club together with other Greyhound owners to get a great deal on insurance for your noble champion. We have used the group's collective buying power to agree an exclusive deal on pet insurance for Greyhounds
Community questions and answers
I've now tried 3 groups to get a quote for my 12 year old greyhound. The older dogs one is no good because it excludes greyhounds. The greyhound one and one for dogs with existing medical conditions are the same company and don't include dogs born before 2007. I give up.
Hi Jennifer, I am sorry you have had so many problems. We have a deal with More Than aswell who do not have an age limit so you can try that here - https://boughtbymany.com/offers/pet-insurance/ (I have also replied to your comment within the older dogs group!) Heidi
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Link is not working. Are there any other offers, for PetPlan or John Lewis insurance for instance. TIA.
Hi there Uli, thanks for getting in touch with us. VetsMediCover's website has been down for a while, so I am sorry about that. We do have a group with More Than that may be able to assist you. Or you can call VetsMediCover directly. The link to More Than can be found here - https://boughtbymany.com/offers/pet-insurance/ - I hope that helps! Kind regards, Heidi
How much is lifetime pet insurance for a Greyhound?
Based on insuring a 3-year old Greyhound, in an MK postcode. Minimum criteria: £4,000 vet fees cover (£12,000 for More Th>n). Data as at 11 September 2014.
|VetsMediCover||Gold||£24.46 per month||3/5 Defaqto rating||Quote|
|MORE TH>N||Premier||£29.02 per month||5/5 Defaqto rating||Quote|
|John Lewis Insurance||Plus||£26.23 per month||5/5 Defaqto rating||Quote|
|Petplan||Classic||£34.69 per month||5/5 Defaqto rating||Quote|
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