Aortic Stenosis in Dogs Treatment Cost: $3,100 to $6,050 for surgery, higher with follow-up care
What is Aortic Stenosis in Dogs?
Also known as subvalvular aortic stenosis, this disease is characterized by an obstruction in the outflow of blood in the heart’s left ventricle.
This congenital disease is most common in:
- Golden Retrievers
Canine Aortic Stenosis is fairly common in:
- German shepherds
- German short-haired pointers
- French Bulldogs
- English Bulldogs
- English bull terriers
Treatment for Aortic Stenosis in Dogs
Less Severe Aortic Stenosis Treatment:
Beta-blockers and other medications may be capable of managing the conditions
Severe Aortic Stenosis Treatment:
Severe Aortic Stenosis may require cardiac catheterization and surgery.
Advancements in veterinary medicine have allowed some vet hospitals to offer the balloon heart valve surgery or valvuloplasty featured in the video below.
Vets Perform Advanced Balloon Valvuloplasty on 6 Mo. Old Puppy
Six-month old German Shepherd Weasley undergoes surgery to repair a life-threatening heart defect
Pet insurance coverage for Aortic Stenosis and other Canine cardiac health issues
Accident and illness only plans will not cover surgery or treatment for Aortic Stenosis because it’s considered a congenital (present at birth) health defect.
Comprehensive pet insurance plans will cover up to 90% of the treatment costs for Aortic Stenosis and other genetically inherited cardiac diseases.
Check out these 5 pet insurance tips to learn what to look for and what to avoid before enrolling your dog in a pet insurance plan.
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