Cocker Spaniel Pet Insurance
Cocker Spaniels may be the cutest puppies you'll ever see?! One of their best traits is that they are great with humans and other dogs. Being such a loving breed, they won't be shy to show their affection by covering you with kisses. Not only do they have a gentle nature but they are also super smart!
Did you know...
- 29% of our Cocker Spaniel owners made a claim in their first two years with us. Fortunately, we pay 97% of all the claims we receive.
- 76% of the claims we received for Cocker Spaniels were for illness, with only 23% for injury*. Many of those claims were for lifelong conditions.
- Our highest payment for a Cocker Spaniel in the last 12 months is £7,500 for Hip (coxofemoral) joint disorder.
- The oldest Cocker Spaniel we currently insure is a 13-year-old named Poppy. Now, there’s a loyal companion!
Health Tips for your Cocker Spaniels
A Cocker Spaniel loves playing games and going for walks to help them use their high amounts of energy. You’ll want to give them up to an hour of daily exercise to keep them healthy, depending on their size and age. The exercise requirements can become tricky to balance as they age, as they usually enjoy two long walks as adults. When they are puppies, two short walks daily should be enough. However, as an older adult, you’ll want to stop longer walks as it can give them health problems.
Puppy Cocker Spaniels are typically fed 3 or 4 times daily, but giving adults one or two portions daily is usually recommended. The diet for your Cocker Spaniel should consist of mostly natural foods to provide them with all the vital nutrients they need to maintain their good looks. Also, don’t forget to give them plenty of cool water when the weather is hot, as they are at quite a high risk of overheating.
Fortunately, Cocker Spaniels are eager to please their owners and are quick learners, which makes them easy to train. They are also highly intelligent and aware, so teaching them simple things to fetch a ball and sit can be fun. Also, they are fantastic at sports competitions as they are keen to please their owners.
Cocker Spaniels have great-looking ears; however they need to be cleaned at least once a week to keep them free from harmful bacteria, which can lead to an infection. You’ll also have to brush their teeth as they are prone to bad breath and gum disease. To help ensure the health of your Cocker Spaniel, it’s a good idea to ensure your vet checks them for de-fleeing and de-worming.
Common conditions that our Cocker Spaniel customers claim for
|Condition||Average claim payment|
|Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS, Dry Eye)||£169.02|
|Hypersensitivity (allergic) skin disorder||£284.85|
|Foreign body - gastric (stomach)||£786.88|
|Wound - laceration||£342.65|
Common Health Problems for Cocker Spaniel
There’s a good chance your Cocker Spaniel will live a long and healthy life. However, you should be aware of potential problems facing this breed.
If your Cocker Spaniel has difficulty standing or jumping, it could indicate that hip dysplasia is developing. Hip dysplasia is when the ball and socket in the hip do not fit correctly, which can cause the joint not to function normally. Further signs to watch out for include stiffness in their movements or swaying when walking. It’s essential to visit your vet immediately after spotting symptoms, as hip dysplasia can usually be helped by medication, therapy, or surgery.
Ottis ExternaThe Cocker Spaniel has long ears, which can trap bacteria or dirt and cause inflammation in the external ear canal. It would be best to clean their ears regularly; otherwise they can easily become infected. The problem is often diagnosed as Ottis Externa, which can cause severe inflammation in the ear and become very uncomfortable.
“Cocker Spaniels are incredibly cute as puppies and adults but not without health issues. One of the conditions we most frequently see with this breed are allergic skin disorders which may require long-term treatment. Only a lifetime insurance policy will help with the costs for as long as necessary.”
Agria Vet Panel Lead, Veterinary Surgeon for 30 years and former British Veterinary Association President.
Why more and more Cocker Spaniel owners are insuring with Agria
With Agria, it's lifetime, every time
At Agria, we believe pet insurance should last your pet’s lifetime. Our policies provide lifelong vet’s fees cover for illnesses and injuries. This means that, provided your policy is renewed each year, your maximum benefit will be refreshed, providing cover for ongoing conditions.
So, whatever happens throughout your Cocker Spaniels life, we’ll always be there for you and your dog!