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Alaskan Malamute Dogs

Did You Know?

The Alaskan Malamute was originally bred to haul heavy freight because of their strength, endurance and ability to withstand cold temperatures. These are the same reasons they later became Alaskan sled dogs.


Alaskan Malamute Health Issues

Although the Alaskan Malamute is a relatively healthy and hearty breed, just like any large, purebred dog, they are susceptible to hereditary disorders.

Here is a sample of potential health issues to keep an eye on as the owner of an Alaskan Malamute.

ConditionCost to Treat
Hip Dysplasia$4,000 to $6,000
Elbow Dysplasia$3,000 to $5,000
Heart Disease$5,000 to $20,000
Epilepsy$200 to $15,000
Hypothyroidism$10 to $20 per month
Corneal Dystrophy$2,000 to $3,000
Progressive Retinal Atrophy$2,000 to $3,000
Cataracts$2,000 to $3,000
Patellar Luxation$1,500 to $3,000
Osteochondrodysplasia$1,200 to $1,500
Stomach Bloat$1,500 to $7,500
Heart Disease$5,000 to $20,000
Cancer$5,000 to $20,000
Broken Bones$200 to $5,000
Torn Ligaments$3,000 to $6,000
Foreign Body Ingestion$500 to $5,000


Sources: Dog Health ConditionsAlaskan Malamute Club of America


What Coverage Should You Consider?

These are the most important pet insurance coverages you should have as the proud owner of an Alaskan Malamute. All five pet insurance companies listed include standard coverage, which is what we recommend.

Emergency Care
Cancer Coverage
Prescription Meds
Orthopedic Issues
Hereditary Conditions
Routine CareO
Pre-Existing Conditions


How Much Does it Cost?

Below are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much pet insurance will cost for your Alaskan Malamute.

The only way to know exactly how much a policy will cost is to compare quotes from various companies.

L.A.MiamiNew York


Note: Average prices for a three year-old Alaskan Malamute.


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