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Tibetan spaniel Pet Insurance

Tibetan Spaniel is a small breed dog origionally from Tibet. These dogs are very happy and energetic. While most spaniels are bred to be hunting and gun dogs, this dog was bred to be a companion. These dogs love people and are great family dogs. 

Common Health Issues In Tibetan Spaniel

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

  • Skin Issues:   Tibetan 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 Sussex Spaniel’s skin healthy.
  • Ear Infections: Tibetan 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.
  • Epilepsy: Tibetan Spaniels 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 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 Tibetan Spaniel healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Sussex Spaniel skin or ear, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be very painful.

Pet Health Insurance for your Tibetan Spaniel

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

 Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM


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