Chinese Shar-Pei Dogs
Shar-Pei Breed Overview
The Chinese Shar-Pei is one of the cutest breed in the world because of their deep and pronounced wrinkles. Unfortunately many Chinese Shar-Pei suffer from health issues as a result of rushed breeding after they debuted in America during the 1970’s.
Chinese Shar-Pei Health
Just like any purebred dog, Shar-Pei are susceptible to unique health issues that you should be aware of. Below is a list of potential health problems and the average costs of treatment.
|Breed||Cost to Treat|
|Entropion||$300 to $1,500|
|Cherry Eye||$500 to $1,000|
|Shar-Pei Fever||$200 per month|
|Patellar Luxation||$1,500 to $3,000|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Hypothyroidism||Depends on Case|
|Torsion / Bloat||$1,500 to $7,500|
|Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Interdigital Cysts||$200 to $1,000|
Key Coverage to Have
All of the top five best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
|✓ 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: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
Below are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much it costs. However, the only way to know exactly how much a plan will cost is to get quotes for your Chinese Shar-Pei dog.