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English Toy Spaniel
English Toy Spaniels are also known as the King Charles Spaniels but should not be confused with the Caliver King Charles as that is a different dog breed. This breed is one of the smaller Spaniel breeds that is very friendly and affectionate. These dogs will make great lap dogs but will also want to spend some time running and playing.
Common Health Issues In English Toy Spaniels
The most common issues in English Toy 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 Toy Spaniels are:
- Skin Issues: English Toy 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 Toy Spaniels' skin healthy.
- Ear Infections: English Toy Spaniels 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.
- Patella Luxation: Many small breed dogs have luxating patella. This occurs when their kneecaps pop in and out of place. It can cause your dog to need surgery to help keep their kneecaps in place and prevent arthritis.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your English Toy Spaniels healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your English Toy Spaniels skin or ear, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be very painful.
Pet Health Insurance for your English Toy Spaniels
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your English Toy Spaniels, you should cover skin and ear infections. 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 English Toy Spaniels!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM