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Wire Fox Terrier
Wire Fox Terriers are very energetic and intelligent dogs. They were first bred for hunting but are now excellent companions and family dogs.
Common Health Issues In Wire Fox Terriers
Most Wire Fox Terriers are very healthy. Some of the few genetic and health conditions that could be seen in Wire 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: Wire Fox Terriers can be epileptic. This disease causes 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.
- Elbow Dysplasia and Hip Dysplasia: Hip and elbow dysplasia are extremely common in this breed. It occurs when the joint sockets do not properly form, which can cause their elbow or hip to pop out. If your dog has dysplasia, their limbs may be in pain or cause them to limp. Your vet can discuss what can be done to help manage the signs of pain and help decrease arthritis formation so that your Wire Fox Terriers can live a long and happy life.
All of these issues will need constant care and monitoring to help keep your Wire Fox Terrier healthy and happy. If you notice anything wrong with your Wire Fox Terrier, they should see a vet right away. Some issues can be life-threatening.
Pet Health Insurance for your Wire Fox Terrier
If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Wire Fox Terrier, you should ensure that many health issues commonly seen in Wire 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 Wire 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 Wire Fox Terrier!
Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM