Poodle Dog Insurance

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If you're on the hunt for Poodle protection, look no further. Get specialist lifetime cover from Purely Pets to keep your Poodle happy and healthy.

Are you the proud pet parent of a poodle? At Purely Pets, we offer 15 levels of lifetime pet insurance to help you find the right fit for you and your dog.

To choose a dog insurance plan and protect your Poodle today, give Purely Pets a call on 0330 102 5748 or fill out our online form.

Get award-winning pet insurance for your Poodle

As a cherished member of your household, your prancing Poodle deserves only the best protection to keep them fighting fit. Covering your dog is quick and easy with us.

Poodle insurance benefits at a glance:

       £1,000-£15,000 lifetime protection

       15 levels of cover to choose from

       24-hour vet video calls

       Online policy management

       Payments made direct to your vet*

       No age limit for older dogs

       Excess from just £80

       £15 referral bonus

*Subject to whether your vets allow this

All about Poodles

Is there any dog more elegant than the proud and clever Poodle? This breed has won plenty of rosettes over the years and is famed for its beautiful fluffy coat. But behind the stunning hairdos and regal manner, you'll find a loving family pooch who's talented and boasts an impressive ancient history.

Poodles are one of the oldest dog breeds around, originating in Germany but developing into a distinct breed in France. It's likely that these dogs evolved from a cross of various European dogs, but some historians believe their origins lie way back in ancient Rome and Egypt.

The standard poodle is the oldest of all Poodle types, but Miniature and Toy versions are still pretty old, dating back to the 1400s. Poodles were originally bred as water retrievers before they became famed for their beauty and obedience at dog shows.

You won't find many breeds more intelligent than Poodles. They're highly trainable and can perform just about any task you need them to. Make sure you keep them busy, as they can become destructive when left with nothing to do. Active owners will find their Poodle loving, loyal and well-mannered.

Poodles are handsome, but their long line of breeding means they're also susceptible to a number of health issues, just like most pedigree pups. Watch out for bloat, conjunctivitis and joint problems.

If your dog falls ill while they’re still young, ongoing veterinary costs can set you back a small fortune across their lifetime. That's why it's so important to protect your pet with dog insurance as soon as they join your family.

Standard Poodle dog breed facts

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Size: 17.5-24 inches (45-60 cm)

Weight: 20-32 kg

Colours: Black, white, cream, silver, blue and red

Appearance: Regal, fluffy coat, long body and legs, long snout and hanging ears

Personality: Clever, loving and loyal

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Why choose Purely Pets

24/7 Free Video Calls with a Vet

24/7 Free 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

Choose an excess starting from £80

Choose an excess starting from £80

Manage your policy online

Manage your policy online

Award winning Pet Insurance

Award winning Pet Insurance

Poodle insurance packed with benefits

We love dogs just as much as you do and have plenty of experience as a pet insurance company, which is why pet owners come to us to protect their furry friend.

We know how precious your poodle is to you and the health risks they face, so provide cover to last their lifetime with a host of benefits to you both.

15 cover levels

Every Poodle and their family is different, which is why we offer 15 levels of lifetime protection to help you find the right fit.

Choose up to £15,000 protection

Cover your pet up to £15,000 which may lessen the worry about expensive treatment.

Vet bills paid directly

Tired of arranging payments after needing emergency care? Let us do that for you! If your vet allows, we will pay your vet directly, minus your policy excess.

No upper age limit

Is your Poodle getting on a bit? No problem! We'll protect them throughout their golden years.

Simple online policy management

File a claim and manage your policy with our user-friendly interface.

Unlimited 24-7 vet video calls

Need advice in the middle of the night? Our veterinary professionals are only a video call away.

Refer a friend scheme

Spread the word with your friends and family and get £15 each when they take out pet insurance with us.

What isn't covered by dog insurance?

Whichever level of pet insurance you choose, there are likely to be some common exclusions:

       Microchipping

       Neutering and spaying

       Vaccinations

       Worm and flea treatments

       Grooming (like nail clipping)

       Cosmetic procedures

       Pre-existing conditions

       Any illness or accident during the initial waiting period

Finding it hard to manage the cost of routine vet care? Talk to your vet about a healthcare plan where costs could be spread throughout the year.

Contact us for a quote

Getting a quote for your dog is a breeze. Just fill out your details in our online form or give our friendly team a call on 0330 102 5748 to speak to a specialist.

We'll give you the information that you need and answer any queries you might have about our pet insurance plans.

Why wait to get your Poodle the cover it deserves? Get in touch today.

The Purely Pet Promise

At Purely, we’re here to support you. That’s why we offer a 24 Hour Vet Helpline with Joii free of charge to all of our customers. 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

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.

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You can find out more about our Dog Insurance product below and there’s more help available on our FAQs page.

Every dog is unique, and Poodles are no different, which is why we consider various factors when calculating the cost of your pet insurance:

       The policy type

       The level of protection

       Dog's size and age

       Medical history

       Whether they’re neutered/spayed

       Where you live

       The excess you agree to pay

Remember, at Purely Pets, we only offer lifetime protection to make sure every dog gets the care they need when they need it most. Get in touch to discuss the varying levels of cover today.

Are you looking to cut your pet insurance costs? We've got a few ideas to help you save on your premium:

       Stay on top of routine health care

       Paying a higher excess*

Get in touch with our team to see how these changes could affect the cost of your plan.

*Please be mindful that if you do need to claim, the contribution amount will be higher

With all that hair, it's no surprise these dogs are high maintenance. In fact, they need more grooming than most breeds to keep that fur in top condition. But they don't shed at all, so at least there's a little less vacuuming to do!

In the UK, dog insurance isn't a legal requirement, but it's highly recommended. Accidents and illnesses can happen at any stage of your poodle's life, and if they aren't covered, you might not be able to afford the costs of veterinary care or take them to your preferred vet.

So, even if pet insurance seems like a big investment to begin with, it could save you money in the long run.

Generally, Poodles can be quite costly compared to other breeds, but it all depends on where you get them from. Registered breeders may charge quite a lot, but if you're lucky, you might find the perfect pup at an adoption centre, which won't cost you much at all.

Castration and spaying aren't covered by pet insurance. These are seen as preventative measures every pet parent should budget for when they bring home a furry friend.

If your dog isn't neutered and needs vet treatment for a pregnancy-related illness, it's unlikely that insurers will cover the costs.

Definitely! Poodles make excellent family dogs. They're friendly, loyal and love their owners. As long as they're well socialised at a young age, your canine companion should get along well with children and other pets.

Although a Poodle is one of the cleverest dogs around, they still rely on you for many of their daily needs, including food, grooming and exercise. As their doting pet parent, it's your responsibility to keep your pet happy and healthy, which includes finding the right pet insurance plan.

So why is dog insurance so important for your proud Poodle?

Ongoing conditions cost a lot to treat

Poodles are predisposed to various health problems, which can sometimes mean they need expensive treatment and possibly major surgery. If chronic conditions develop at a young age and require ongoing care, the vet bills can quickly make a dent in your wallet.

When you cover your poodle with a pet insurance policy, you don't need to worry about paying off those unexpected vet fees – we will help you with that, so your Poodle gets the care they need to get back to their bouncing best.

Your Poodle deserves nothing but the best

In an emergency, the last thing you want to do is delay treatment because of financial concerns. With a Purely Pets lifetime policy, we sort out the finances and pay your vet directly if the vet accepts this, so you can whisk your pooch off to the vet of your choice.

Protect your pet before an illness develops

You never know when your Poodle might suddenly fall ill. They could even develop an illness while they’re still a puppy. If your Pooch does succumb to a condition before you've secured a pet insurance policy, you'll have a much harder time finding cover.

If you do, it probably won't protect your dog against pre-existing conditions, so you'll still need to cover the current vet bills yourself.

By taking out a pet insurance plan while your dog is still fit and healthy, you can help to avoid a tough situation like this. Purely Pets lifetime policies are available to puppies as young as 8 weeks old and we have no upper age restrictions for senior pets.

Confused about which cover you need? Let's take a look at the different types you might come across when searching for pet insurance:

       Lifetime pet insurance: As the most comprehensive policy available, lifetime protection provides ongoing cover up to a certain amount, which gets reinstated every 12 months.

       Maximum benefit pet insurance: These policies cover each medical condition or injury up to a certain amount. When you reach the limit, your dog is no longer protected.

       Time-limited pet insurance: This type of plan protects your pet for illnesses or accidents for a specific period, after which it's no longer covered.

       Accident-only pet insurance: Accident-only is the most basic of pet insurance policies and only protects your poodle if they get injured. If they fall ill, they won't be covered and you'll need to pay the bill.

Here at Purely Pets, we believe that every dog deserves coverage in an emergency, which is why we only offer lifetime plans. Get in touch with our friendly team today to discuss the varying levels of cover available to you and your poodle.

Purely Pets strongly believes that every dog is equal – they all deserve protection through every stage of their life, no matter their age, size or breed. Cover your Poodle puppy from 8 weeks old and your senior pooch without upper age limits by choosing from our 15 levels of lifetime cover.

Poodle owners who insure with us can enjoy 24-hour vet video calls whenever they need help and an online portal to manage their policy with ease. You can even earn £15 in rewards each time you refer a friend or family member to us.

To cover your Poodle with award-winning protection, contact the Purely Pets team today.

Handsome, regal and proud – Poodles sure have a lot going for them, but they're also at risk of various health conditions that require emergency veterinary care.

Here are some common problems to look out for:

Bloat

Deep-chested dogs, like Poodles, are particularly susceptible to bloat, which happens when gas gets trapped in your pet's stomach. It can cause a lot of pain to dogs and may require surgical intervention.

Your vet may recommend cutting down on exercise after meals or giving them smaller portions at more frequent times.

Addison's disease

Also known as hypoadrenocorticism, this condition arises when the adrenal glands stop producing cortisol and aldosterone, which are both essential to your dog's life.

Symptoms develop slowly, so you'll have to keep an eye on your pet for any subtle changes and get them to the vet. If diagnosed, your four-legged friend will need treatment for the rest of their life.

Joint issues

Poodles are susceptible to luxating patellas (when the kneecaps slide out of place) and hip dysplasia as a result of poor development, which usually leads to arthritis.

Treatment for these joint concerns will depend on the severity and range from supplements and weight management to surgery.

Epilepsy

Just like humans, epilepsy can cause seizures in canines. The condition is usually spotted while Poodles are still young but can't be cured. Your vet will discuss possible treatment options and how to keep your dog safe in the event of a seizure.

Eye health problems

Poor Poodles suffer from various eye issues, including:

       Conjunctivitis

       Dry eye (eyes not producing enough tears)

       Cataracts

       Distichiasis (eyelashes growing on inner surface)

       Entropion (eyelids turning inwards)

You might notice your dog rubbing their eyes, becoming less active than normal and even bumping into things if their eyesight is severely affected. You'll need to see the vet for treatment.

Experienced dog owners will tell you that Poodles are a joy to own but they're also hard work! You'll need to keep on top of nutrition and exercise to get the best out of these dogs. Let's take a look:

Nutrition

All dogs will wolf down meal after meal if we let them, but it's important to keep an eye on what your pet's eating to avoid obesity and other related health issues. Poodles are also prone to bloat, so it's important you don't give them too much food in one sitting.

Speak with your vet to see how much food is ideal based on your dog's age, weight and activity level, and make sure you always weigh out their meals.

Exercise

Poodles love to stay active, which is why they fit in so well with families on the go. When it comes to walking, they need an hour or so of exercise a day and enjoy nothing more than stopping at the park for a game of fetch.

Of course, Standard Poodles need a bit more exercise than their Miniature and Toy counterparts, so you'll need to work out what's best for your pet.

When you leave them at home, you'll also need to keep them occupied. With nothing to keep them busy, this intelligent breed can become destructive. Invest in puzzle feeders and a range of dog toys to enrich their indoor lives.

Grooming

This is where you really need to step in as your Poodle's pet parent. Those gorgeous locks won't look after themselves! Their dense curls and wiry fur can easily be clipped and manipulated into all sorts of fancy forms, but they can also knot and mat if you don't keep up with grooming.

They need to be thoroughly brushed, bathed and snipped every 3-6 weeks, so if you're not up to the job yourself, a visit to the groomers is in order.

Don't forget their pearly whites either! Dental treatment is costly if you don't brush their teeth regularly, and oral health issues can quickly creep in without proper care.

At Purely Pets, dental treatment will be covered only for accidents within the first year however, from year 2 onwards, dental illness will also be covered too. This is provided that you take them for their annual health check each year. Please refer to your Policy Wording for full details on what is and isn’t covered.

Training

The Poodle's intelligence makes them a breeze to train. Just make sure lessons are consistent and socialisation starts early. If left to their own devices, Poodles can become more destructive and a little 'naughty', much to their owner's disbelief!