From puppyhood to old age, it’s always good to be aware of the common issues and conditions that could occur during your Border Terrier's life.

With 45 years of pet health experience under our collar, we’re here to help you get your pet the very best care over their entire lifetime. From pup to pensioner, pet insurance is key to keeping your pet healthy and happy. Discover some of the most common health issues we see in Border Terriers throughout their life.

General information

We’ve analysed our data to see what claims we receive most regularly for Border Terriers.
Here are some of the key insights:


Skin disease, tumours, vomiting, mouth issues and skin allergies are the top five most common claims for Border Terriers.

1 in 10

One in ten Border Terrier claims will be for skin disease.

cushings disease

Border Terrier claims are nearly seven times more likely to be for Cushing’s disease compared to other dog breeds.

Claims by Border Terrier age

Claims can occur in every breed of dog, at any age!

You might be surprised to know that on average, in 2019, we paid over £3,300 per week in Border Terrier puppy claims.

In the same year, we paid £2,064,733 in claims for middle-aged and senior Border Terriers.

Common claim conditions

Here are some of the most common claims we receive for Border Terrier at each age:


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