Lhasa Apso Dogs
Did You Know?
Lhasa Apso were originally bred in Tibet? That’s right, they were bred in Buddhist monasteries to alert the monks of intruders. Lhasa is actually the capital city of Tibet and Apso is a word in the Tibetan language that means “bearded.”
Lhasa Apso Health
The average Lhasa Apso has an average lifespan 12 to 14 years and they are a relatively health breed. However, like any purebred dog, Lhasa’s are susceptible to hereditary and genetic disorders. Here is a list of some health issues that you should be aware of as the proud owner of a Lhasa Apso.
|Condition||Avg. Cost to Treat|
|Eye Problems||$50 to $3,000 per eye|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||$2,000 to $3,000 per eye|
|Glaucoma||$2,000 to $3,000 per eye|
|Cherry Eye||$500 to $1,000 per eye|
|Dry Eye Syndrome||Varies|
|Luxating Patella||$1,500 to $3,000|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000 per hip|
|Juvenile Renal Dysplasia||Varies|
|Intervertebral Disc Disease||$3,000 to $9,000|
|Curvature of the Spine||$6,000 to $15,000|
|Other Health Issues||Varies|
Best Pet Insurance for Lhasa Apso Dogs
The Lhasa Apso are a unique breed and have a unique set of needs. Here our list of the best pet insurance companies in the U.S. to help you start your search!
Key Coverage to Consider
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 Will it Cost?
Pet insurance rates are based on your Lhasa’s age and where you live. In other words, the more expensive it is in your zip code the more you will pay. It’s the same way home and auto insurance companies price customers. Here are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much pet insurance costs across the country.
Source: Pet Insurance Cost