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American Staffordshire terrier Pet Insurance
American Staffordshire Terriers are friendly and loyal dog breeds. With proper training and socialization, they can be great family dogs too. These dogs are very active and will need something to burn off their excess energy or become destructive.
Common Health Issues In American Staffordshire Terrier
Most American Staffordshire Terriers are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in American Staffordshire Terrier are:
- Elbow Dysplasia and Hip Dysplasia: Hip and elbow dysplasia are extremely common in this breed. It occurs when the joint sockets do not properly form, which can cause their elbow or hip to pop out. If your dog has dysplasia, their limbs may be in pain or cause them to limp. Your vet can discuss what can be done to help manage the signs of pain and help decrease arthritis formation so that your American Staffordshire Terrier can live a long and happy life.
- Skin Issues: American Staffordshire Terriers commonly have allergies and skin issues. This breed can need chronic allergy medications and antibiotics for its skin infection. They also may need to eat a special diet to help prevent any skin issues. All of these conditions will need to have constant care and attention to help keep your American Staffordshire Terrier's skin healthy.
- Ear Infections: They are known for having ear infections. Their ears will trap moisture causing your dog to develop an infection easily. This can require frequent vet visits and treatment to help keep their ears free of infection.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your American Staffordshire Terrier healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your American Staffordshire Terrier, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.
Pet Health Insurance for your American Staffordshire Terrier
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your American Staffordshire Terrier, you should ensure that the health issues commonly seen in American Staffordshire Terrier are covered. You will also want to find insurance that has 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 American Staffordshire Terrier.
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 American Staffordshire Terrier!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM