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

General information

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


The most common claims for Labradors are related to tumours, lameness, skin condition and arthritis.


Fewer Labradors claim for behaviour issues compared to other breeds.


Labrador claims are two and a half times more likely to be for arthritis when compared to other dog breeds.

Claims by Labrador 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 £55,400 per week in Labrador puppy claims.

In the same year, we paid £23,251,137 in claims for middle-aged and senior Labradors.

Common claim conditions

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


Ready to insure your pet with the UK's no.1 insurer?

Ensure your Labrador Retriever gets the protection they deserve. Including cover for hereditary and congenital conditions with Petplan dog insurance.

Get a Dog Quote