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Blue Tick Coonhound
Blue Tick Coonhounds are friendly and active hunting dogs. These dogs are very energetic and need a job to keep them entertained. Many of these dogs are working dogs, hunting dogs, or participating in sporting events. If they are not active and occupied, they are known to get into things. They are great with children and would make wonderful family pets.
Common Health Issues In Blue Tick Coonhound
Most Blue Tick Coonhounds are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Blue Tick Coonhound 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 Blue Tick Coonhounds can live a long and happy life.
- Patella Luxation: Some Blue Tick Coonhounds have luxating patella. This occurs when their kneecaps pop in and out of place. It can cause your dog to need surgery to help keep their kneecaps in place and prevent arthritis.
- 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.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Blue Tick Coonhound healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Blue Tick Coonhound, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.
Pet Health Insurance for your Blue Tick Coonhound
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Blue Tick Coonhound, you should ensure that many health issues that are commonly seen in Blue Tick Coonhound 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 Blue Tick Coonhound.
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Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM