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Brittany was the first breed primarily used for bird hunting. These dogs are very active and need a job to keep them busy. Therefore, they are great for busy on-the-go families. They are also very social and adaptable.
Common Health Issues In Brittany's
The most common issues seen with Brittany relate to their skin and ears. Otherwise, these dogs are very healthy. Some of the few health conditions that could be seen in Brittany are:
- Skin Issues: Brittany's commonly have allergies and skin issues. This breed can need chronic allergy medications and antibiotics for their skin infection. They also may need to eat a special diet to help prevent any skin issues. All of these conditions will need to have constant care and attention to help keep your Brittany's skin healthy.
- Ear Infections: Brittany's are known for having ear infections. Their floppy ears will trap moisture causing your dog to develop an infection easily. This can require frequent vet visits and treatment to help keep their ears free of infection.
- Eye discharge: Brittany's tend to have eyelids that droop. This can cause your dog to have eye infections and watery discharge that you must clean each day.
These issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Brittany healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Brittany skin or ear, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be excruciating.
Pet Health Insurance for your Brittany
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Brittany, you should ensure that skin and ear infections are covered. You will also want to find insurance with short waiting times on any treatment or surgery. If you prolong these treatments, your dog may have lifelong issues as a result.
Skin and ear issues are often considered a pre-existing condition and may not be covered for this breed.
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 your Brittany!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM