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Beauceron Pet Insurance
Beaucerons are heading dogs are mostly seen in France. They are very intelligent and obedient. They quickly learn new commands and tricks. They are large-sized dogs that tend to be very hardy. Some dogs in this breed do have typical health issues seen in larger dogs that will require veterinary care.
Common Health Issues In Beauceron
Most Beaucerons are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Beauceron 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 Beauceron 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.
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): This eye diseases cause gradual deterioration of your dog's retina. When the disease is first starting, your dog may only seem blind at night. As the disease progresses, they will also lose their eyesight during the day. Many dogs will quickly adapt to their limited or lost vision if their surroundings remain the same.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Beauceron healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Beauceron, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.
Pet Health Insurance for your Beauceron
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Beauceron, you should ensure that many health issues that are commonly seen in Beauceron 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 Beauceron.
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 Beauceron!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM