Common health problems and illness
Arthritis is common in Border Collies due to their active nature. Hip dysplasia is also seen in a large number of these dogs. This condition is caused by genetic problems in the hip, leading to damage in the muscle and tissue around the joint. Look out for any changes in your dog's mobility, and if persistent, speak to your vet who will advise on the best treatment depending on your dog's circumstances.
This hereditary condition may affect some Border Collies, usually in dogs between the ages of 1 and 4. Epilepsy is caused by over-activity in the brain, resulting in twitching, seizures and fits. The effects of epilepsy can vary between animals and the condition can be controlled through treatment and medication but it is often a lifelong condition.
Our pet policies explained
Time Limited pet policies
• Our Time Limited policies will cover an illness or condition for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the first treatment up to the limit you choose
• Cover most suited for short-term illnesses and injuries
Lifetime pet policies
Our Lifetime policies provide you with a pot of money for all covered illnesses or conditions. So there's plenty of peace of mind for your pet.
• Our Lifetime policies will provide cover for all illnesses or conditions that occur in the policy year, up to the policy limit you choose. The policy limit is then refreshed and applied again at renewal, so you know your furry family member is always covered
• Cover for long-term illness and injuries, too