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Basenji Pet Insurance

Basenjis are small hunting dog that originally comes from Africa. They have a wrinkled head and a curled tail. Basenjis are known as "barkless dogs" because they do not bark. When excited, they make a noise that sounds like they are yodeling.

Common Health Issues In Basenjis

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

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

Pet Health Insurance for your Basenji

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

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 Basenji!

 Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM

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