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Clumber Spaniels is the biggest of the spaniel breed. This breed is very affectionate and calm. They are not as active as some of the other spaniel breeds and can easily become a couch potato. This breed is very smart and can easily learn new tricks. They are often seen with a family that enjoys spending time at home.
Common Health Issues In Clumber Spaniels
The most common issues seen with Clumber Spaniels relate to their skin and ears. Otherwise, these dogs are very healthy. Some of the few health conditions that could be seen in Clumber Spaniels are:
- Skin Issues: Clumber Spaniels 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 Clumber Spaniel's skin healthy.
- Ear Infections: Clumber Spaniels are known for having ear infections. Their floppy ears will trap moisture causing your dog to easily develop an infection. This can require frequent vet visits and treatment to help keep their ears free of infection.
- Epilepsy: Clumber Spaniels can be epileptic. This is a disease that can cause your dog to have seizures. Epilepsy can easily be treated and managed with daily medication but cannot be cured. Many dogs with epilepsy can live a long and healthy life.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Clumber Spaniel healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Clumber Spaniel skin or ear, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be very painful.
Pet Health Insurance for your Clumber Spaniel
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Clumber Spaniel, you should ensure that skin and ear infections issues are covered. You will also want to find insurance that has short waiting times on any treatment or surgery. If you prolong these treatments, your dog may have lifelong issues as the result.
Many times, skin and ear issues are 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 Clumber Spaniel!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM