K9 COVER offers comprehensive pet insurance for your Basset Hound. The Basset Hound is a scent hound, bred for hunting small game. These dogs are incredibly affectionate and love to be around people. Basset Hounds are easy going dogs who need moderate exercise to ensure that they do not become overweight. To ensure your Basset Hound gets the care they need, make sure you invest in pet insurance. We have a range of options to suit the age and medical history of your dog.
Basset Hounds can be prone to some more serious health conditions. These include:
Did you know, you can now switch your existing lifetime policy and maintain cover for pre-existing medical conditions? We insure Basset Hounds up to age 10 for a range of medical conditions. Simply complete our online medical screening.
A survey conducted by the BBC in 2019 found that the average pet insurance claim had risen to £793, and the overwhelming number of payouts were to meet veterinary bills. Depending on location, a typical estimate for your dog to have x-rays, an intravenous drip and some painkillers as part of an overnight stay might start from around £1,600. Operations to repair fractures begin at around £950 and for more complicated work such as hip replacement the fee can easily rise to £3,500.