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Dog Health Problems

There is nothing worse than when your dog gets sick. It’s bad enough when they injure their paw or even if they don’t eat for a day.

It would be even worse if you didn’t have the money to cover the vet bill when your dog does get sick.

And with one serious illness, the vet bills can really add up.

If your dog has diabetes or cancer, not only can the vet bills be upwards of $10,000 but the treatment will need to be continued throughout your dog’s life.

dog health issues

Pet insurance can save you anywhere from 70% to 90% of your vet bill which can be extremely helpful.

A good pet insurance policy will not only cover treatment of the disease but also the testing and diagnosis that goes with it.

Make sure you enroll in policy while your dog is still a puppy and before any of these conditions become pre-existing.

Because no pet insurance provider will cover any pre-existing conditions.   In fact, here’s how pet insurance works.

We’ve compiled a list of the most common dog health conditions below, along with the average cost of treatment for each!

Common Dog Health Problems


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

And while puppies are usually very healthy, there are also many conditions that can affect them early in their life.  Another reason to get started with pet insurance while your dog is young!

The older your pet is, the more likely they are to have health problems.

If you haven’t enrolled in a pet insurance policy yet, it’s better to do so now before your dog gets sick or even in an accident.

Our list of the top 10 pet insurance companies of 2019 can help you get started.

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    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.

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    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.

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      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.


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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Iqbal Hossain 11/12/2016 at 8:57 pm

    I think this is a best treatment.Every men and women should be take care them dog.Thank you.

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    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…..

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    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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    Boshir Moslm 11/19/2016 at 3:25 pm

    I am unquestionably going to prescribe Pet Insurance to my
    loved ones who has pets. This is truly useful treatment.

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      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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    Anime Storm 11/23/2016 at 1:26 am

    Continue your work in this blog my friend it’s a very nice source of
    important and amazing information i’m happy for your succed !

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      Pet Insurance U 01/04/2017 at 12:12 am

      Anime thanks for the comment, that goes a long way in our efforts 🙂

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