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English springer spaniel Pet Insurance
English Springer Spaniels are very popular gun dogs. These dogs are very intelligent and active. They can easily learn new tricks and are great for very active families.
Common Health Issues In English Springer Spaniels
The most common issues seen with English Springer Spaniels relate to their skin and ears. Otherwise, these dogs are very healthy. Some of the few health conditions that could be seen in English Springer Spaniels are:
- Skin Issues: English Springer 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 English Springer Spaniels' skin healthy.
- Ear Infections: English Springer 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.
- 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 English Springer Spaniels can live a long and happy life.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your English Springer Spaniels healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your English Springer Spaniels skin or ear, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be very painful.
Pet Health Insurance for your English Springer Spaniels
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your English Springer Spaniels, 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 English Springer Spaniels!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM