From puppyhood to old age, it’s always good to be aware of the common issues and conditions that could occur during your Golden Retriever'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 Golden Retrievers throughout their life.

General information

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

skin disease

Tumours, skin disease, lameness, arthritis and ear conditions are the five most common types of claims we see for Golden Retrievers.

1 in 10

One in ten Golden Retriever claims are due to a tumour.


Golden Retriever’s are twice more likely to suffer from arthritis than other dog breeds.

Claims by Golden Retriever 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 almost £14,700 per week in Golden Retriever puppy claims.

In the same year, we paid £5,973,479 in claims for middle-aged and senior Golden Retrievers.

Common claim conditions

Here are some of the most common claims we receive for Golden Retriever at each age:


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