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Whippets Pet Insurance Overview

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You wouldn’t be so wrong if you call the Whippet a small-sized Greyhound. The Whippet is sweet-faced and sleek, he is affectionate and calm, playful but agile. Also known as Snap dog, the Whippet is the “Poor Man’s Racehorse”. He goes after rabbits and other small games with such speed that gives him the name “a poacher’s best friend”.

The Whippet is not an old breed, they were developed just a couple centuries ago in Northern England’s Yorkshire and Lancashire around the late 1700s. It is believed that the breed was developed by crossing Greyhounds with long-legged, fast terriers. The cross resulted in a swift and small dog used by poachers to hunt rabbits and small games. The breed’s stylish look, devoted companionship, and versatility earn it enormous admiration among dog lovers.

This wonderful dog breed deserves attention, care, and love. One way to show affection and love for your pet is taking out Whippets pet insurance. But taking out Whippet pet insurance is not just about your pet. While it assists you in protecting your pet, it also secures your finances. The burden of your pet’s veterinary care falls on you and with the rising cost of veterinary treatment, you definitely need to fork over thousands of dollars to treat your furry friend. With Whippets pet insurance, you don’t have to worry about the cost, you just have to focus on the treatments.

When taking out Whippets pet insurance, it is important to read through the pet insurance policy to know what is covered and what is not covered. Some pet owners who think they are covered are not really covered. Any violation of the policy may result in the denial of your claim.

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Why Whippets Pet Insurance Is Important

The Whippet is a wonderful breed; they are excellent workers and racers. The breed has a median lifespan of 12 to 15 years but certain health problems and genetic diseases can cut their lives short. To make sure that your dog lives long, you need to provide him with adequate exercise, proper nutrition, and veterinary care but this does not still guarantee that the dog will not develop a chronic illness or genetic diseases.

Some of the conditions common to Whippets are ear infections, skin allergies, digestive problems and so forth. Hip dysplasia occurs in only about 1.2 percent of the breed. Most of these medical conditions require thousands of dollars in veterinary treatments. This is why you need to take out Whippets pet insurance as soon as possible to protect your pet.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Whippets might develop:

  • Anesthesia sensitivity
  • Deafness
  • Eye Disease
  • Von Willebrand’s disease etc.

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Whippets Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: England

Average height: 19 – 22 inches (male), 18 – 21 inches (female)

Average weight: 25 – 40 pounds

Life expectancy: 12 – 15 years

Dog Breed Group: Hound Group

Exercise Requirements: More than 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Lively, Playful, Affectionate, Friendly, Calm, Quiet, Intelligent, Gentle.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like anesthesia sensitivity, deafness, eye diseases, von Willebrand’s disease, etc.

Energy level: Average

Tendency to Bark: Moderate

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Whippets Pet Insurance News

Four Canadian pooches were awarded on the 50th edition of the golden anniversary of the Purina Animal Hall of Fame awards which were handed out in Toronto and they will always be worth their weight in gold to their owners.

The pooches include a 12-year-old whippet from St. Laurent, Quebec, named Sabrina; an 8-year-old former RCMP dog from Baddeck, Nova Scotia named Arik; a 2-year-old Lab-border collie mix named Lady and an 8-year-old Lab-border collie named Ruth from Okanagan Valley, B.C.

Sabrina was awarded because she helped save her owner Adele Schwartz who suffered a fall in September. The dog ran into her bedroom, pulled and nudged her husband Bill until he woke up.

Arik was awarded because he helped to track down a 90-year-old neighbor who broke his hip after hitting a patch of ice when out for a cross-country skiing.

Ruth and Lady were awarded because they saved their owners who were badly injured in a car crash. The dogs alerted the neighbors who followed them back to the owner Matthew Smith.

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Whippets Pet Insurance FAQ

Are Whippets prone to separation anxiety?

Just like any other dog breed, the Whippet may be distressed due to separation anxiety when left alone for long.

Are Whippets protective and aggressive?

Whippets are generally gentle and quiet dogs. They are friendly to visitors and are not generally aggressive with other animals.

How soon does pet insurance take effect?

Every pet insurance company in Canada has a waiting period. This is the number of days you have to wait to process your claim. It may differ from one insurer to the other but most have a waiting period of 14 days for illness and 48 hours for accidents.

Can you get pet insurance after diagnosis?

Most pet insurance companies in Canada do not cover pre-existing conditions. In other words, if your Whippet is diagnosed with a medical condition before the policy’s start date, the condition will be excluded from the Whippets pet insurance. However, you may be able to access coverage for other conditions.

What medical conditions are common with Whippets?

Several medical conditions are common with Whippets. Examples include anesthesia sensitivity, deafness, eye diseases, von Willebrand’s disease, etc.

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