Pet Education

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.
Pet Assure allows pet owners to save on their pet's veterinary care, even pre-existing conditions. Click here to learn more.

Australian Shepherd Pet Insurance

Australian Shepherds are medium-sized herding dogs. These dogs are very popular with people who have large farms or love dog sporting events. They love to be active and are great pets for people who are also very active.

Common Health Issues In Australian Shepherds

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

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

Pet Health Insurance for your Australian Shepherd

If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Australian Shepherd, you should ensure that many health issues commonly seen in Australian 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 Australian Shepherd. 

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 Australian Shepherds!

 Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM

Welcome Veterinarians

Pet Assure is the largest veterinary network in the U.S. with over 5,600 veterinarians.

Pet Assure powers DVM Network, a brand built to support our participating veterinary professionals and help them grow their practice.

Visit to learn more.