Did You Know?
The Whippet, also referred to as the English Whippet or Snap Dog, are descendants of the Greyhound.
Whippet Dog Health Overview
The Whippet is a relatively healthy breed. In fact, a healthy Whippet dog has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. However, just like any purebred dog there are some health problems you should be prepared for. Here is a list of potential health issues unique to the Whippet and the average cost of treatment for each condition.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Elbow Dysplasia||$3,000 to $5,000|
|Eye Problems||$50 to $3,000|
|Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Torn Ligaments||$3,000 to $6,000|
|Spine Issues||$3,000 to $9,000|
|Broken Bones||$200 to $5,000|
|Patella Luxation||$1,500 to $3,000|
|Foreign Body Ingestion||$500 to $5,000|
Pet Insurance for Whippet Dogs
Whippets are a unique breed and have a unique set of needs. Here is a list of some of the best pet insurance companies to choose from.
Key Coverage to Consider
All of the top five best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
Below are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much pet insurance will cost for your Whippet. The only way to know exactly how much a policy will cost is to compare quotes from various companies.
|San Diego||San Francisco||San Antonio|
Source: Pet Insurance Cost