Chow Chow Insurance

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As a Chow Chow owner, you know that your furry friend is more than just a pet. They are a loyal companion, a protector, and a member of your family.

Chow Chows are known for their unique appearance, independent nature, and loyalty. With their thick fur coat and distinctive blue-black tongue, these dogs are a sight to behold.

However, like all dogs, Chow Chows are susceptible to health issues and accidents. This is where pet insurance comes in.

Our Dog insurance cover levels

As award winning pet insurance specialists we’ve designed 15 cover levels to give you the freedom to choose the right level of cover for you and your dog. Just click the options below to find out more.

The Purely Pet Promise

At Purely, we’re here to support you. That’s why all Purely Pets Customers get access to unlimited video consultations 24/7 with a qualified vet. Our easy to use online portal ‘Manage My Policy’, enables you to access to your policy 24hrs a day.

This provides greater flexibility, allowing you to manage your policy at a time that suits you, so that you can spend more time with your furry friends, and less time managing your insurance. Get a quote

Why you might consider insuring your Chow Chow

As a pet parent, you want to ensure that your furry friend is protected in the event of an accident or illness. This is where pet insurance comes in.

By insuring your Chow Chow, you can rest assured that they will receive the necessary medical treatment without having to worry about the cost*.

Chow Chows are susceptible to several health issues, including hip dysplasia, eye problems, and skin allergies. Treatment for these conditions can be expensive, and without insurance, the vet bills can quickly add up.

By investing in dog insurance, you can ensure that your furry friend receives the best possible care without breaking the bank.

*Subject to policy limitations

Factors to consider when choosing Chow Chow dog insurance

When it comes to choosing Chow Chow dog insurance, there are several factors to consider.

These include:

Cover options

There are several types of coverage options available for dog insurance. Each type of coverage offers different benefits and costs, so it is important to choose the option that best fits your needs. Purely Pets offers 15 levels of cover to try and cover all budgets!

Excess

Another factor to consider when choosing pet insurance is the excess amount. Here at Purely Pets, our excess amount starts at £80.

Exclusions and limitations

Finally, it is important to carefully review the exclusions and limitations of any pet insurance plan before making a decision. Some plans may exclude certain health conditions or have limits on the amount of coverage provided.

What does Chow Chow insurance not include?

The cost of pet insurance can vary depending on a few specifics and certain things will not be covered. These include:

  • Treatment for pre-existing conditions
  • Routine medical treatment
  • Neutering and spaying your pet
  • Vaccinations and boosters
  • Pregnancy care

Why choose Purely Pets?

24/7 Free Video Calls with a Vet

24/7 Video Calls with a Vet

There’s no upper age limit

There’s no upper age limit

Easy online claims process

Easy online claims process

Payments made direct to vet

Payments made direct to vet

15 levels of Lifetime cover

15 levels of Lifetime cover

Lifetime Cover up to £15,000

Lifetime Cover up to £15,000

Flexible Excess Options

Flexible Excess Options

Manage your policy online

Manage your policy online

Award winning Pet Insurance!

Award winning Pet Insurance!

Key facts about Chow Chows

  Average height Average weight Life expectancy
Males 19-22 inches (48-56 cm) 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 8-12 years
Females 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 

Coat type: Chow Chows have a double coat, consisting of a soft, thick undercoat and a rough, straight outer coat.

This thick coat is usually one of five colours: red, black, blue, cinnamon, or cream.

Exercise level: Chow Chows are not particularly active dogs and do not require a lot of exercise. However, they do need daily walks and mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destructive behaviour.

Barking level: Chow Chow's are not typically barkers, but they can be prone to excessive barking if they are not properly trained and socialised.

Temperament: Chow Chows are known for their loyalty and independence. They can be aloof with strangers and other dogs, but they are devoted to their families. They can also be stubborn and difficult to train, so early socialisation and training are essential.

Notable characteristics: They are known for their independent nature and their tendency to bond closely with one or two people rather than the whole family.

Chow Chows are a breed of dog that originated in China. They were originally bred to be hunting dogs, herding, and guarding.

Chow Chows are known for their independent nature, which can make them difficult to train. However, they are also known for their loyalty to their owners and their protective nature.

One of the most distinctive features of Chow Chows is their thick fur coat.

This coat requires regular grooming to prevent matting and can be a challenge in hot weather. Chow Chows also have a distinctive blue-black tongue, which is thought to be an adaptation to their environment.

There are several types of coverage available for dog insurance, including:

Lifetime Bronze:

  • Lifetime cover
  • Vet fees from £1,000-£5,000
  • Excess starting from £80
  • Complementary treatment £500
  • Third party liability (dogs only) £1M
  • Death from illness £1,000*
  • Death from accident £1,000
  • Boarding Fees £1,000
  • Holiday cancellation £1,000
  • Loss by theft/straying £1,000
  • Advertising and reward £1,000

Lifetime Silver:

  • Lifetime cover
  • Vet fees from £6,000-£10,000
  • Excess starting from £80
  • Complementary treatment £750
  • Third party liability (dogs only) £2M
  • Death from illness £1,500*
  • Death from accident £1,500
  • Boarding Fees £1,500
  • Holiday cancellation £1,500
  • Loss by theft/straying £1,500
  • Advertising and reward £1,500

Lifetime Gold:

  • Lifetime cover
  • Vet fees from £11,000-£15,000
  • Excess starting from £80
  • Complementary treatment £1,000
  • Third party liability (dogs only) £2M
  • Death from illness £2,000*
  • Death from accident £2,000
  • Boarding Fees £2,000
  • Holiday cancellation £2,000
  • Loss by theft/straying £2,000
  • Advertising and reward £2,000

*Age restrictions may apply

Chow Chows are susceptible to several health problems, including:

Canine hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia

Hip and elbow dysplasia can be a common problem among Chow Chow dogs and other large dog breeds.

This condition is characterised by a malformation in the hip joint or elbow joint, which can lead to arthritis and mobility issues.

While many factors contribute to hip dysplasia, genetics plays a significant role in its development.

Some clinical signs of hip or elbow dysplasia in Chow Chows include:

  • Difficulty standing
  • Walking
  • Jumping
  • Stiffness
  • Limping
  • Reluctance to exercise

If you notice any of these symptoms in your Chow Chow, it is suggested that dog owners take them to a vet for an evaluation.

Early detection and treatment at a young age can help manage the symptoms and prevent the condition from worsening.

Prevention is key when it comes to hip and elbow dysplasia in Chow Chows.

Maintaining a proper diet, regular exercise, and a high-quality diet can help prevent excessive strain on the joints.

Additionally, avoiding activities that place too much stress on the joints, such as jumping or climbing stairs, can also help prevent the development of hip and elbow dysplasia.

By taking preventative measures and providing proper care, pet owners can help ensure their Chow Chow lives a happy, healthy life free from hip and elbow dysplasia.

Eye problems

This dog breed is also prone to eye problems that can affect their overall health and wellbeing.

Some of the common eye problems in Chow Chows include cataracts, entropion, and ectropion.

  • Cataracts can cause cloudiness in the lens, leading to vision loss.
  • Entropion occurs when the eyelid folds inward, causing irritation and scratching of the cornea.
  • Ectropion, on the other hand, happens when the eyelid turns outward, leaving the eye vulnerable to infections.

It is recommended that dog owners take their Chow Chow to regular check-ups with a vet to detect any eye problems early on and prevent them from worsening.

  • Skin allergies
  • Skin allergies can be caused by a variety of factors such as:
  • Food
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Fleas

If you notice your Chow Chow constantly scratching or biting their skin, taking them to the vet is advised. The vet can perform tests to determine what is causing the allergy and prescribe medication or recommend changes in diet to alleviate the symptoms.

Regular grooming and bathing can also help prevent skin allergies in Chow Chows. With proper care and attention, your furry friend can enjoy a happy, itch-free life.

Gastric torsion or bloat

This is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the stomach fills with gas and twists on itself.

Chow Chows, like other deep-chested dog breeds, are at higher risk for developing bloat.

In conclusion, dog insurance is an investment in the health and well-being of your furry friend and it’s worth is based on what makes the owner feel safe.

By choosing the right type of coverage and shopping around for the best deal, you can ensure that your Chow Chow receives the best possible care without breaking the bank.

To get a dog insurance quote for your furry friend, you can get a quote through our website. If you would like to talk to one of our pet insurance team, you can get in touch with us on 0330 102 5748.

Yes, pet insurance might be worth considering. Without insurance, the cost of medical treatment for your furry friend can quickly add up.

The Chow Chow breed can be expensive due to various factors such as their high maintenance coat which requires regular grooming, their susceptibility to certain health conditions, and their large size which requires more food.

However, the cost of owning a Chow Chow can vary depending on the individual dog and the owner's lifestyle. For example, if an owner is willing to groom their Chow Chow themselves, they can save money on grooming expenses.

Additionally, if an owner provides their Chow Chow with a healthy diet and regular exercise, they may avoid costly health conditions down the line.

A Chow Chow can be a challenging breed for first-time owners. Chow Chows are known for their independent and stubborn personalities, which can make them difficult to train. They also have a strong protective instinct and can be wary of strangers, making early socialisation and obedience training crucial.

However, with proper training, socialisation, and a lot of patience, a Chow Chow can make a wonderful companion for the right owner. They are loyal, affectionate, and have a calm demeanour, making them great for apartment living or as family pets.

Pet insurance can cover treatment for accidents, illnesses, and injuries, depending on the type of cover you choose.

The cost of pet insurance can vary depending on the type of cover and excess.