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Black and Tan Coonhound
Black and Tan Coonhound are in the hound dog family. These dogs are known for their very long and floppy ears. These are very popular scent hounds that are loyal and easygoing.
Common Health Issues in Black and Tan Coonhound
Most Black and Tan Coonhound are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Black and Tan Coonhound are:
- Hypothyroidism: This occurs when your dog has low thyroid levels. These dogs tend to sleep more and usually have an enlarged abdomen. Most dogs with hypothyroidism can easily be treated with daily medication.
- 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 Black and Tan Coonhound can live a long and happy life.
- Eye Issues: Black and Tan Coonhounds tend to have eyelids that roll inward. This can cause your dog's eyelashes to rub the surface of their eyes. This will cause your dog to have eye infections and watery discharge that you will have to clean each day. There are surgical procedures that can be done to prevent this from happening.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Black and Tan Coonhound healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Black and Tan Coonhound, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.
Pet Health Insurance for your Black and Tan Coonhound
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Black and Tan Coonhound, you should ensure that many health issues commonly seen in Black and Tan Coonhound are covered. You will also want to find insurance with 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 Black and Tan Coonhound.
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 Black and Tan Coonhound!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM