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Field spaniel Pet Insurance

Field Spaniel were developed to be a retriever dog in the field. These dog are very active and love to hunt or participate in dog sporting events. Today these dogs are rarely sued for hunting and often seen in the show ring. These dogs are perfect for active family and family with kids. They are very sociable and easy to get along with other pets and people. 

Common Health Issues In Field Spaniel

The most common issues seen with Field Spaniel relate to their skin and ears. Otherwise, these dogs are very healthy. Some of the few health conditions that could be seen in Field Spaniel are:

  • Skin Issues:   Field Spaniel 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 Field Spaniel’s skin healthy.
  • Ear Infections: Field 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 visit and treatment to help keep their ears free of infection.
  • Hypothyroidism: This occurs when your dog has low thyroid levels. These dogs tend to sleep more and usually have an enlarged abdomen. Most dogs with hypothyroidism can easily be treated with daily medication.

All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Field Spaniel healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your  Boykin Spaniel skin or ear, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be very painful.

Pet Health Insurance for your Field Spaniel

If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Field 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 Field Spaniel!

 Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM

 

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