Dog Breed Veterinary Stats: Part 2

Dog breed veterinary stats on Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Maltese dogs, and Boston Terriers

In keeping with our series on breed information as it relates to veterinary needs and potential issues, we’ve got the second installment on dog breed stats, brought to you by Trupanion.

All breeds of dogs are different, but some breeds can be prone to certain diseases. While it is always a good idea to have an emergency veterinary budget for your pet, it is also important to understand your dog’s breed history and any predispositions they may have to certain issues or ailments so that you know what to look for and can be prepared in case they need veterinary assistance.

This week we’re focusing on 5 common breeds of dogs. The Golden Retriever is one of the most common family dogs, and they are known for their easy trainability, friendly disposition, and overall good nature. They also can be known for some other issues such as hip dysplasia and lymphoma. Next up is the Pug. Cute and snuggly, they are also more likely to have spinal issues along with their more commonly known breathing issues, than some other breeds.

The Maltese is a small dog is a lovely white dog that is known for its silky hair. They can also be known for dental issues, on top of some other more serious issues such as congestive heart failure. And finally, we have the Boston Terrier, with amusing and friendly personalities. In addition, they can also have sensitive digestive systems, and eye trouble due to their prominent eyes, including being prone to cataracts.

Here’s a great chart that shows some of the dog breed veterinary stats on these four breeds with relation to more serious potential veterinary issues.

dog breed veterinary stats part 2

Bear in mind that every breed of dog has some sort of issues and no dog is ever perfect so it’s a matter of knowing what fits best with both your lifestyle and budget. In addition to planning for the unexpected such as emergencies, it is also good to know and learn about the aging process as that, too, can vary by breed. And beyond basic budgeting, we recommend Trupanion pet insurance to make sure your pet is protected regardless of the situation. You can read the full article about these featured dog breed veterinary stats here, and sign up for Trupanion while you’re at it! And of course, we’re always here to help, so feel free to contact us with any questions.

Our Certifications

AAHA: The Animal Hospital of Sussex County is a certified hospital in the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). To achieve this distinction, our hospital has passed regular comprehensive inspections of our facilities, medical equipment, veterinary practice methods and management. If you are traveling or relocating anywhere, finding an AAHA hospital will ensure the best medical care for your pet. The AAHA is recognized as the world’s leading association of small animal practitioners.

AAFP: We are also a cat friendly practice, certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. This means that the Animal Hospital of Sussex County is specifically set up to decrease stress and provide a more calming environment for your cat. Our staff has also been trained in feline-friendly handling and understanding cat behavior in order to increase the quality of care for your cat.

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