What is pet health insurance (Tierkrankenversicherung)?

Pet health insurance (Tierkrankenversicherung or Hundekrankenversicherung) covers the veterinary bills if your pet gets sick. Usually, it does not cover routine operations like vaccines or castration.1 However, it covers expensive operations. This can be important when your dog gets old.

The price of pet insurance depends on the age, race and sex of your dog. It costs around 20€ per month if your dog is still young.

If you don’t speak German, Getsafe and Feather sell pet health insurance, and they speak English. Use Tarifcheck to compare prices.

Sources and footnotes
  1. verbraucherzentrale.de