Anatolian Shepherd Dogs
Did You Know?
The Anatolian Shepherd dog originated in Anatolia, which is a city in central Turkey.
Anatolian Shepherd Health Problems
According to a study by the UK Kennel Club, the average lifespan of an Anatolian Shepherd is just over 10 years. They are a relatively healthy breed but, like any purebred dog, are susceptible to hereditary disorders and other health issues. Here is a list of conditions specific to Anatolian Shepherds and the average cost of treatment.
- Hip Dysplasia – $4,000 to $6,000
- Osteochondrosis – Varies
- Elbow Dysplasia – $3,000 to $5,000
- Panosteitis – Varies
- Torn ACL – $3,000 to $6,000
- Ectropion – $300 to $1,500
- Entropion – $300 to $1,500
- Cancer – $5,000 to $20,000
- Epilepsy – $200 to $15,000
- Heart Disease – $5,000 to $20,000
- Hypothyroidism – $10 to $30 per month
- Spine Issues – $3,000 to $9,000
- Broken Bones – $200 to $5,000
- Foreign Body Ingestion – $500 to $5,000
Pet Insurance Overview
As you can see from the list of potential health issues above, veterinary care can cost thousands of dollars if your Anatolian Shepherd gets sick or injured. The best way to protect your dog from potential health issues is to enroll in a pet insurance policy while they are young and healthy. Pet health insurance pays for expensive veterinary treatment when your Anatolian Shepherd gets sick or injured. It’s beneficial to you, your veterinarian and most importantly your pup!
What Coverage Should You Should Have?
These are the most important pet insurance coverages you should have as the proud owner of an Anatolian Shepherd.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: There are no pet insurance companies that cover 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 Anatolian Shepherd. The only way to know exactly how much a policy will cost is to compare quotes from various companies.
Source: Pet Insurance Cost