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Skye Terriers are small dogs that are very popular with small dog breed owners. These dogs are playful and very affectionate, making them great for families or single people. These dogs love attention. With their hair constantly growing, they will need frequent grooming and haircuts to keep their hair from matting.
Common Health Issues In Skye Terriers
Most Skye Terriers are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Skye Terriers are:
- Patella Luxation: Many small breed dogs have luxating patellas. This occurs when their knee caps pop in and out of place. It can cause your dog to need surgery to help keep their knee caps in place and prevent arthritis.
- Skin Issues: Skye Terrier commonly has 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 Skye Terrier's skin healthy.
- Ear Infections: Skye Terriers 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.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Skye Terriers healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Skye Terriers, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.
Pet Health Insurance for your Skye Terriers
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Skye Terrier, you should ensure that many health issues commonly seen in Skye Terriers are covered. You will also want to find insurance with 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 Skye Terriers.
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 Skye Terriers!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM