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Anatolian Shepherd Pet Insurance
Anatolian Shepherds are great large breed dogs to use as guard dogs. These dogs are commonly seen guarding animals in a field or even keeping watch over your house. They are very intelligent and can quickly learn new tricks. This makes them great at protecting their family.
Common Health Issues In Anatolian Shepherds
Most Anatolian Shepherds are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Anatolian Shepherds 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 Anatolian Shepherds can live a long and happy life.
- Bloat: Bloat is a life-threatening condition that will need to see a veterinarian right away. This occurs when your dog's stomach flips over and becomes enlarged. Many dogs with bloat are gagging and have a very bloated abdomen. This condition usually requires surgery to correct this disease. Without pet insurance, this can be a very costly procedure.
- Epilepsy: Anatolian Shepherds can be epileptic. This is a disease that can cause your dog to have seizures. Epilepsy can easily be treated and managed with daily medication but cannot be cured. Many dogs with epilepsy can live a long and healthy life.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Anatolian Shepherds healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Anatolian Shepherds, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.
Pet Health Insurance for your Anatolian Shepherds
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Anatolian Shepherds, you should ensure that many health issues commonly seen in Anatolian Shepherds 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 permanent health issues. Certain health conditions are often considered genetic or are pre-existing conditions and may not be covered for your Anatolian Shepherds.
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 Anatolian Shepherds!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM