Smooth Fox Terrier
Smooth Fox Terriers are very energetic and intelligent dogs. This small breed dog has a prominent personality and is a great family dog.
Common Health Issues In Smooth Fox Terriers
Most Smooth Fox Terriers are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Smooth Fox Terriers are:
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): This eye diseases cause gradual deterioration of your dog's retina. When the disease starts, your dog may only seem blind at night. As the disease progresses, they will also lose their eyesight during the day. Many dogs will quickly adapt to their limited or lost vision if their surroundings remain the same.
- Epilepsy: Smooth Fox Terriers can be epileptic. This is a disease that can cause your dog to have seizures. Epilepsy can easily be treated and managed with daily medication but cannot be cured. Many dogs with epilepsy can live a long and healthy life.
- 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.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Smooth Fox Terrier healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Smooth Fox Terrier, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.
Pet Health Insurance for your Smooth Fox Terrier
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Smooth Fox Terrier, you should ensure that many health issues commonly seen in Smooth Fox Terrier 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 Smooth Fox Terrier.
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 Smooth Fox Terrier!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM