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Boston Terriers are popular toy breed dogs that are very outgoing. They love people and other pets, making them great family dogs. Boston Terriers are primarily black and white but can be red and white.
Common Health Issues In Boston Terriers
Most Boston Terriers are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Boston Terriers are:
- Breathing issues: They are very prone to breathing issues with their short nose. These dogs may need surgery to help open their airways to help them breathe much better.
- Eye Ulcers: Since they do not have a long nose to help protect their large eyes, their eyes can easily get scratched. They can cause an ulcer that you will need to see your vet for eye medications.
- Cherry eyes: Boston terriers can have prolapsed 3rd eyelid glands that will often require your dog to have surgery to repair.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Boston Terriers healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Boston Terriers, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.
Pet Health Insurance for your Boston Terriers
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Boston Terriers, you should ensure that many health issues commonly seen in Boston Terriers 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 Boston Terriers.
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 Boston Terriers!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM