With this limitless sense of adventure often unfortunately comes the price of high veterinary bills, and an increasing number of dog owners are seeing the advantages of purchasing a dog insurance policy for their furry friend.
Some rather strange insurance claims have been submitted in the past, which all serve to highlight the sheer unpredictability of our animals’ behaviour, and that we cannot always foresee what financial burdens lie before us.
Dogshave an inexplicable penchant for chomping on and swallowing inanimate objects. Take, for instance, the 5-month-old Doberman that guzzled down a squeaky toy he was given at Christmas, or the Jack Russell who caught and ate a tortoise, getting some of its shell dislodged in his nasal cavity and ending up with respiratory problems.
There are also examples that include ingestion of kebab skewers, a doll hand,an asthma inhaler, the crucifix from an expensive anniversary gift, golf balls, disposable razors, a turkey carcass and 50 candles. So, bar the turkey carcass, none of these examples are remotely appetising or edible – or, well, so you would think.
Apart from eating foreign objects, our cherished canines are prone to getting themselves into scrapes of all kinds. There’s the dog that locked himself in a fridge while his unsuspecting family were away, eating an entire joint of ham while waiting there to be found. Only suffering from a mild case of hypothermia, the perilous pooch was fortunate this time. There’s also the Boston terrier that shut itself into a recliner, the dog that became impaled on a fence whilst chasing a cat, costing its owner over £3,000, and the dog that swallowed a marker pen, resulting in a £1,500 veterinary bill for surgery.
Get online, compare pet insurance and get cover to protect yourself from those potential and very strange scrapes your dozy doggie has a tendency towards!