Dog Health Problems

72 Common Dog Health Problems to Beware of

Your dog may end up suffering from any number of conditions over his lifetime, and many of them are pretty expensive to treat. We’ve compiled a list of the most common dog health conditions below, along with the average cost of treatment for each. If you need help paying vet bills, pet insurance can cover 90% of your dog’s medical costs.

 

Acetaminophen Toxicity – $200 to $1,500

Achondroplasia – $1,100 to $5,050

Acral Lick Granuloma – $35 to $50

Acute Liver Failure – $1,100 to $1,550

Addison’s Disease – $2,500 per year

Alopecia – $55 to $105

Anal Sac Disease – $150 to $2,550

Anemia – $450 to $2,025

Antifreeze Toxicity – $200 to $1,500

Aortic Stenosis – $3,100 to $6,050

Arthritis – $25 to $10,000

Atopic Dermatitis – $105 to $525

Autoimmune Diseases – $525 to $20,100

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia – $975 to $5,050

 

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – $25 to $55 per month

Bladder Stones – $50 to $505

Boxer Cardiomyopathy – $450 to $1,100

Boxer Colitis – $75 to $100

Brachycephalic Skull

Broken Bones – $225 to $5,100

Brucellosis – $55 to $105

 

Cancer – $5,150 to $20,000

Canine Hip Dysplasia – $4,025 to $6,050 per hip

Cardiac Issues – $1,100 to $20,000

Cataracts – $2,025 to $3,100 per eye

Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Cherry Eye – $490 to $1,050 per eye

Chronic Active Hepatitis – $1,110 to $7,300

Chylothorax – $5,900 to $10,000

Cleft Palate – $2,025 to $4,100

Collapsed Trachea – $3,400 to $6,555

Collie Eye Anomaly

Coloboma

Comedone Syndrome

Congenital Heart Defect – $3,100 to $21,025

Constipation

Copper Storage Disease – $100 to $1,000 per month

Corneal Dystrophy – $2,200 to $3,050 per eye

Corneal Ulcers – $1,500 to $2,000 per eye

Cruciate Ligament Tear – $3,050 to $10,525

Cryptorchidism – $220 to $510

Curvature of the Spine – $5,500 to $15,050

Cushing’s Disease – $475 to $1,900

 

Degenerative Myelopathy

Degenerative Spinal Stenosis– $2,400 to $4,500

Degenerative Valve Disease– $8,025 to $14,550

Demodicosis – $55 to $95

Dental Problems – $200 to $1,450

Dermatomyositis – $100 to $225 per month

Diabetes – $50 to $105 per month

Diarrhea

Dilated Cardiomyopathy – $10,500 to $20,025

Disc Disease – $2,950 to $9,200

Discoid Lupus Erythematous – $40 per month

Discospondylitis – $7,900 to $15,055

Distichiasis – $1,500 to $2,000

Dog Hernia – $775 to $1,900

Dry Eye Syndrome – $20 to $55 per month

Ductus Arteriosus – $2,550 to $5,025

Dwarfism

Dystocia

 

Ear Infection – $225 to $4,325

Eclampsia

Ectropion – $325 to $1,475 per eye

Elbow Dysplasia – $1,550 to $6,025 per elbow

Entropion – $305 to $1,490 per eye

Epididymitis

Epilepsy – $205 to $15,025

Exercise Induced Collapse

Eye Problems – $55 to $3,035 per eye

 

Fanconi Syndrome– $8,500 to $11,000

Fleas

Folliculitis

 

Gallbladder Obstruction in Dogs – $800 to $3,000

Gallstones in Dogs – $1,000 – $4,200

Gastric Volvulus And Dilatation – $1,000 – $3,000

Gastroenteritis – $500 – $1400

Giant Cell Tumors in Dogs – $4,200.00 to $11,700.00

Giardiasis – $150 – $300

Glaucoma in Dogs – $75 to $1,500

Glomerulonephritis – $560 $1100

Glucagonoma – $100 – $1,800

Glycosuria in Dogs – $100 to $2,000

Gum Disease in Dogs – $200 to $1,000

 

Hair Follicle Tumors– $1,000 – $3,500

Hair Loss – $50 to $2000

Hearing Loss – $115 to $2,507

Heartworm Disease– $173.00 to $301.00

Hemivertebrae – $1,000 – $5,000

High Blood Pressure In The Portal Vein To The Liver – $250 to $2,000

Hernias – $700 to $2,500

High Levels of Blood Nitrogen – $500 to $700

Hip Dysplasia – $4,025 to $6,050

Hookworm Infection – $40 – $150

Hot Spots – $120 – $380

Hydrocephalus – $5,000 to $10,000

Hemangiosarcoma – $4,500.00 to $9,500

Hemorrhage Of The Lung – $600 to $2,000

Hyperparathyroidism – $500 to $6500

Hypoglycemia – $100 to $2,500

Hyperphosphatemia – $150 to $1500

Hyperthermia – $200 – $2,500

Hypokalemia – $300 – $1,250

Hypothyroidism – $30-$60/month for life

 

Ichthyosis – $30 to $100 per month

 

Lacrimal Duct Atresia – $350 to $1000

Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease – $2,000 to $12,000

Leptospirosis – $500 to $1,500

 

Muscular Dystrophy – $300 to $1,500

 

Osteochondritis Dissecans – $50.00 to $2000.00

 

Patellar  – $1,345 to $2,955

Perianal Fistula – $150 – $3,000

Portosystemic Shunts – $2,500 to $8,000

Progressive Retinal Atrophy – $166.00 to $2000.00

Pyometra – $1200 to $2800

 

Renal Failure – $400 to $3,000

Retinal Dysplasia – $250 to $2015

 

Seizures – $500 to $6,000

Sub-Aortic Stenosis – $3,000 to $10,000

 

Trichiasis – $350 to $2,000

 

 

If you suspect your dog or puppy is suffering from any of these health issues, consult with your licensed veterinarian for testing, diagnosis and the best treatment options for your pet.

14 Comments
  1. Reply Ann 11/26/2015 at 7:42 pm

    It is important to know all the health issues of any pet before bringing one into the home. Take care of him or her as you would a family member. (Person) It is absolutely heart-breaking when you see animals dumped or abandoned once they get ill.

  2. Reply Wendy Atkins 11/26/2015 at 9:12 pm

    Goodness! Glad I came cross this site before I purchased the do for my son. And I’m guessing the health issues vary from breed to breed correct? I’ll have to do more research…my son wants a boxer.

    • Reply Pet Insurance U 11/28/2015 at 3:24 am

      Hi Wendy, thanks for your comment. Yes, there are two types of genetic health issues in dogs: The first type of health issue is known as congenital — meaning birth-defects or other health complications arising from the pup’s time inside mom’s tummy. The second type of genetic issue in dogs is called hereditary and these are health problems like cherry eye and hip dysplasia that are passed down through genes.

      And yes, the boxer has specific health problems, some congenital and others hereditary. You can find a page describing the health concerns for every popular dog breed on our website and I’ve copied a link below to the Boxer page to make it easy for you 🙂

      Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

      http://petinsuranceu.com/boxer-dog-insurance/

  3. Reply Shalonda Gordon 01/26/2016 at 9:10 am

    Wow.. had no idea all the different health issues that are out there. So glad for this information.. it really gives me more clarity.. and I’m going to have to show it to a few of my friends that think I’m crazy for having pet insurance.. it amazes me how people don’t understand the importance of covering our pets.. yet I’m about to show them why it’s so important.. thank you so much for sharing.. keep smiling

  4. Reply Fi Stroud 08/05/2016 at 1:40 am

    The first thing we did after buying our puppy was to get pet insurance. If you’re trying to budget it might seem like a good thing to omit, but its crazy to go without insurance. My Mom’s dag was hit by a car and had vet bills of $9000 then a year later he had to have surgery which cost another $4000, this was for a young dog that was the heart of the home, so of course you pay the bills to save him, but she wishes so bad she just had insurance to start with. The premiums are a small price to pay for peace of mind, if the worst happened. If you can afford a pet, you can afford pet insurance, period.

  5. Reply April Pearsell 11/11/2016 at 6:49 am

    I am definetly going to recommend Pet Insurance to my friends and family who have pets.Just taking your pet for regular checkups is expensive enough,let alone anything else that may happen.I think the peace of mind that comes with knowing any illness or accident will be covered is well worth the monthly payment,when they will pay 90% of medical costs.

  6. Reply Aliyu Isah Muhammad 11/12/2016 at 4:13 am

    This is really helpful getting an insight of the cost of treatment. It will enable people like myself and other dog owners get easy access to health care services. Thank you so much.

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  8. Reply Patricia Mary 11/14/2016 at 6:48 am

    The first thing I did after buying our puppy was to get pet insurance. I am definitely going to recommend Pet Insurance to my friends and family who has pets. This is really helpful getting an insight of the cost of treatment. Keep smiling…..

  9. Reply Rahul Yadav 11/14/2016 at 8:48 am

    This article was very helpful for me. Now I know what my dog wants.i never thought about seriously about dog’s health but now I will take more care of my dog.thanks to this blog

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    • Reply Pet Insurance U 01/04/2017 at 12:13 am

      Boshir this is the reason why health insurance is needed. Imagine how tough it would be to have a sick pet that’s uncovered. As always we are glad that this tool has helped.

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