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Pet Insurance for West Highland Terriers
Unfortunately, Westies are at risk for several serious genetic diseases.

Health problems for Westies include: Craniomandibular Osteopathy (abnormal growth of the jaw), Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (leg bone problems), Pulmonary Fibrosis (lung scarring), liver defects, hernia and Addison's Disease.

Recent Reviews of pet insurance from West Highland Terrier owners:

Do not insure with petplan Anne morrison, 8/18/2018

Have been paying petplan insurance for our West highland terrier for 11 years without making a claim. I pay £39 per month for cat and dog. Dog developed a skin condition about a year ago , after several visits to the vet decided it time to claim on petplan. Over £200 pounds spent. Petplan say we can not claim anything as this has been going on for over a year. I just want to know why I have payed several thousand pounds to petplan and they refuse to help. Not a penny towards what we have paid to the vet. Take my advice do not use this company and wast your money.

Company: Petplan   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Totally disgusted with More Than A DISGUSTED CUSTOMER , 7/31/2018

I have been a loyal customer to More Than for 8 years with my pet insurance and this year they have seriously tried to mess me over by increasing my premium from £478.33 to a whopping £962.66 for just one years cover... the staff on the phone are complete airheads and all they can say is 'Oh, let me look at that for you' and then come back with a totally irrelevant answer to the questions that were asked...

Company: MORE TH>N   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Look elswhere Petplan is a ripoff Trevor Wildman, 7/18/2018

For 13 years I had my little bitch insured with this lot called petplan and can say its a rip off. The fees increased every year whether a claim was made or not but in my case during my little girls younger life very few claims were made but at the age of 11 she developed diabetes and the claims were pretty regular but with every claim the surcharge was ridiculously high and when I questioned them they said its because the dog was older and to me surely the monies I paid in when she was young should have compensated for her old age but it did not, I questioned them and she she had cover for life why is it so expensive and all they sad was because of the age so I cancelled insurance because I felt for years I had paid monies to insure her I was not getting a return for it. My little westie passed away last week at a ripe old age of 14 1/2 years old and I looked after her without the help of these ripoff merchants who questioned every claim and made you pay a premium for treatment so my advice stay away from Petplan

Company: Petplan   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Cynical at best. Bernadette, 7/16/2018

Received the renewal for my seven year old Westie. Premium had risen from £450 to £809, we had had the temerity to make a claim in the past year. As she was now over seven I was told premiums do rise, I understand that, but double? No TESCO, that is cruel and seeing a chance to rip off people you think have no choice! Well my choice is to open my own 'dog bank account' and save the money in there! Shame on you, greedy company.I might just be doing my grocery shopping with the competition as well from now on.

Company: Tesco   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Very disappointing! Denise Glen, 6/27/2018

After over 15 years with Asda pet insurance Iím cancelling it from tomorrow 1st ever claim and deduction after deduction Iím getting £40 something pounds of them Iím paying over £50 a month dosnt even cover 1 month and after 15 year I think this stinks ! We will never use them Again and seriously suggest after paying every month for over 15 years nobody ever uses these insurance sharks !!!!!!!

Company: ASDA   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Recommend melanie butt, 6/16/2018

Good price for 2 dogs and I like the fact itís lifetime cover

Company: Lifetime Pet Cover   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Don't bother with this company JAN, 6/4/2018

Appalling, so many clauses, they will do all they absolutely can not to pay out, do not waste your money here, you'd be better off doing research elsewhere or putting money aside each month.

Company: Animal Friends   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Threatening letters Alan Smith, 5/30/2018

I had dog insurance with more than for over 11 years. Premiums went up year on year despite not making a claim. This year up 25%. Total rip off and unjustifiable and clearly don't want older dogs. Despite paying my premiums up to date and cancelling my policy I am receiving threatening letters for money which I just do not owe. Appalling company. My advice is steer well clear....

Company: MORE TH>N   Breed: West Highland Terrier
New policy Ian, 4/26/2018

Having found Lifetime after searching for a new quote for my 11 year old West Highland Terrier I was delighted with the levels of cover and of course, lifetime too. In comparison to my previous insurer's renewal quote this was a simple decision for me to take to transfer to Lifetime. I even rang for a quick check to ensure I had read and understood everything correctly and all was good.

Company: Lifetime Pet Cover   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Can highly recommend Melody Hirst, 4/7/2018

Best insurance company ever! Very slick! No qibble!i have been with them for 3 years now and will continue to do so! Very happy 😊

Company: Vetsure   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Terrible useless admin Robert Cattaway, 2/22/2018

I don't think they are deliberate thieves but their archaic payment system must net them thousands of pounds, there is no reference on any claim so you can not up with what is owed.

Company: Petplan   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Useless George, 1/30/2018

Never use this company , my dog had a broken tooth two years ago and they paid out a claim, recently she has had another dental issue tooth broken and loose . Apparently we are no longer covered for dental work as we already had some done. Bizzarely because itís a yearly policy we are not covered However had it been a lifetime policy we would have been ?? DO NOT ENTERTAIN THIS COMPANY

Company: Sainsburys   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Good value for money. Caroline graefe, 1/25/2018

Pleased with insurance.

Company: Lifetime Pet Cover   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Absolute Con Merchants John, 1/25/2018

Just the same as most of the other reviews, with no claims made, price went up considerably each renewal, then made a claim for £135 and the next years premium went up by £420, a 58% increase!!! Don't bother... just put some money away each month in a savings account!

Company: Argos   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Hassle free Alfie, 1/16/2018

Claim handled efficiently and we were kept updated. Payment was made direct to vets so made the whole process easier.

Company: Vetsure   Breed: West Highland Terrier
New Customer looking for fair price insurance Paula Bain, 1/4/2018

I received my renewal from previous insurers and was shocked by the amount, I called them to ask if it was a typing error! Was told age (8 years), moved home and their underwriters had increased were the reasons it almost doubled. Found Lifetime Pet Cover on line, easy to understand and a good price for cover received. Hopefully wont have to make a claim, not made one for the at least 6 years.

Company: Lifetime Pet Cover   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Just started The Westie Mum, 12/8/2017

Having had awful service from my previous pet insurer, I searched for one who would take on old dogs! Mine is 12 and there was no problem what so ever to get him insured here. I like the way I could clearly see, on the website, what choices there were. It's costing me about £1.50 per month more than my previous company and the proof in the pudding so to speak, will be if I have to make a claim - I hope I don't have to of course but so far so good, I'm pleased.

Company: Lifetime Pet Cover   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Daylight robbery Tim, 10/20/2017

Just had our renewal quote, for our 12 year old dog. (He,s been insured since 2005).Yes we've made claims over the years, I thought that's what insurance was for,so, shocked to find its going to be £121.91 per MONTH, plus 85% excess,minimum £80!! Don't let your pet get Old!! Going to put the money in a jar. They've had too much of our money.

Company: helpucover   Breed: West Highland Terrier
What a rip off Jackie, 9/15/2017

Do not use they refuse to pay me a claim , trying to say it was due to pre existing conditions it was a new claim for a new condition.they have also put the prices up so high so now I have cancelled and gone with someone else.

Company: Sainsburys   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Pet iNSURANCE Ann, 4/11/2017

Think very carefully before taking a policy out with Sainsburys pet insurance they sorted it out in the end and gave me £50.00 compensation because of the way I had been treated but it was a very unpleasant experience

Company: Sainsburys   Breed: West Highland Terrier
A joke Chris mcdonald, 3/23/2017

Always read small print, make sure you declare every problem you have ever had with your pet and had them to the vet for as animal freinds will use the little of excuses not to pay .

Company: Animal Friends   Breed: West Highland Terrier
abysmal m chappell, 2/9/2017

I was unlucky enough to be bitten 13 o nths ago by a dog insured with this company. am still suffering from the effects of the hospital ad mittances, infection and related problems. They refuse to answer letters from my solicitor. It may be a cheap company with regards to prem iums but its whole demeanour and operatiin is cheap. Farbetter to go to a more reputable company and pay a little more. Maybe before getting near any pet you should enquire who its insurers are?? Time for intervention by the Ombudsman. Meantime, my advice is AVOID like the plague!!!

Company: E & L   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Made great savings Martin Burns, 2/8/2017

Was with Sainsbury pet insurance for 10yrs, premiums was getting ridiculous. Never once claimed and was recieving less insurance, So now with lifetime pet cover , very happy with the cost of my dogs policy, just hope they appreciate my custom.

Company: Lifetime Pet Cover   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Direct line pet insurance Sue Atkinson, 1/16/2017

I'm with DL and can honestly say have had no problem with them paying out direct to my vet. Only problem is the premium shoots up every time you use them. I'm in the process of looking elsewhere as this year it has gone to £72 pm.

Company: Direct Line   Breed: West Highland Terrier
Ripped off Marilee Picot, 1/12/2017

My 10 yr old westie had nasty ear infection for first time it was treated in 4 visits to the vet and cleared up.claim was £358. I have just received payment less two lots of excess because animal friends have split the claim, less 35% because my dog is over 8 and charged £6.60 for postage and packing ? For what i have no idea ! After 3 years of paying in i have received £70 ! And they have excluded any treatment to her ears again. She has always been a fit and healthy dog but is ageing and no doubt will need vet treatment in the future but is that not why we pay for pet insurance and what Animal Friends advertise that they are there for to give you peace of mind ! I am going away in 4 weeks and now worried about leaving my dog in case she became ill. I do not have peace of mind that she is covered. Will need to find better cover but with a 10 yr old dog that may be difficult, any suggestions of better insurance companies ?

Company: Animal Friends   Breed: West Highland Terrier
unreasonable increase Alex, 1/5/2017

50% increase year on year, no claim, 5 yo westie. Next, thanks.

Company: John Lewis   Breed: West Highland Terrier


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