Did You Know?
The true origins of Dalmatians isn’t known. Some historians believe they are from Croatia where they were used as sentinels. Other experts believe Dalmatians originated from the ancient Egyptians.
Dalmatian Health Issues
Healthy Dalmatians have an average lifespan of 10 to 13 years. They are a relatively healthy breed but like any dog they are susceptible to health issues. Here is a list of potential health problems to keep an eye on as the owner of a Dalmatian.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Bladder Stones||$50 to $500|
|Eye Problems||$3,000 to $6,000|
|Glaucoma||$2,000 to $3,000|
|Canine Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Hypothyroidism||$10 – $30 / month|
|Epilepsy||$200 to $15,000|
|Skin Tumors||$2,000 to $10,000|
|Kidney Problems||Depends on Issue|
|Liver Disease||$2,000 to $5,000|
|Ear Infection||$2,500 to $4,500|
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 Dalmatian.
|Portland, OR||San Antonio, TX||Syracuse, NY|
Source: Pet Insurance Cost