By Dr. Stephanie HickeySource: HealthCare.gov/healthcare/dog-insurance-cost-summary-updated-01-18-17111618 |Medical News TodayPosted April 18, 201710:53:49The cost of dog insurance depends on a dog’s breed, age, and breed mix, and a variety of other factors.
Dog owners can get cheaper insurance through their insurance provider if they have a small breed of dog, for example.
And there’s a huge difference between a dog who’s a rescue or a shelter and a dog with a pedigree.
For the average person, dog insurance is free.
However, for people who have more than one pet, it can cost more, depending on the type of dog and the premium they pay.
Here’s what dog insurance costs, per year.
The average annual premium for a dog from a single pet is $10,935.
A puppy costs $6,724, and an adult dog is $12,624.
The cost for a rescue dog or a dog mix is $15,000 per year, according to the PetSmart website.
This includes both dog insurance and dog registration fees, which are deductible for the insured pet.
A rescue dog costs about $7,000 to $8,000 annually.
For a puppy, it’s about $4,500, and for an adult, it could cost up to $6.25 million.
Pet owners are also eligible for tax-free dog and cat insurance if they qualify for it through the Supplemental Security Income program.
This program is aimed at helping people in need with medical expenses.
A dog can be insured for up to a year.
If you have more questions about pet insurance, check out our pet insurance FAQ.