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Dachshunds are small dogs that are very popular with small dog breed owners. These dogs are playful, affectionate, and great for families or single people. These dogs love attention. They need to be monitored to prevent them from jumping off the furniture and hurting their backs.

Common Health Issues In Dachshunds

Most Dachshunds are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Dashcunds are:

All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Chihuahua healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Chihuahua, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.

Pet Health Insurance for your Dashcunds

If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Chihuahua, you should ensure that many health issues commonly seen in Chihuahua 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 Chihuahua. 

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 Chihuahua!

Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM


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