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Browse our veterinary-reviewed Dog and Cat Illness Guide to learn more about pet health. Always talk to your veterinarian if you have a concern about your pet's symptoms or health.
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Akita

Akitas are a common breed of dog used in snowy conditions and make excellent guard dogs. These dogs will need plenty of solicitation and training to ensure they do not become aggressive. Starting training early will help guarantee that your dog is properly socialized.

Common Health Issues In Akitas

Most Akitas are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Akitas are:

These issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Akitas healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Akitas, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.

Pet Health Insurance for your Akitas

If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Akitas, you should ensure that many health issues commonly seen in Akitas are covered. You will also want to find insurance with short waiting times on treatment and surgery. If you prolong these procedures, your dog could have permeant health issues. 

Certain health conditions are often considered genetic or are pre-existing conditions and may not be covered for your Akitas.

You could also consider enrolling in Pet Assure, a veterinary discount plan that is a low-cost pet insurance alternative. This plan has no exclusions due to age, breed, or hereditary conditions. Even pre-existing conditions are covered! Get a quote today. It's perfect for Akitas!

Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM

 

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