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Newfoundland Dogs

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Did You Know?

Newfoundland dogs were originally bred as working dogs for fishermen in Newfoundland, which is a territory on Canada’s Atlantic Ocean border. The biggest ever recorded Newfoundland dog was seven feet long and over 180 pounds!

Newfoundland Dog Health

Newfoundland dogs have an average lifespan between 8 to 10 years and can be susceptible to various health complications. Here is a list of potential health issues to keep an eye on as the proud owner of a Newfoundland dog.

Condition Cost to Treat
Bloat / Gastric Torsion $1,500 to $7,500
Addison’s Disease $2,400 per year
Hypothyroidism $10 to $30 per month
Cushing’s Disease $500 to $2,000
Pulmonic Stenosis $15,000 to $20,000
Patent Ductus Arteriosus $2,500 to $5,000
Aortic Stenosis $3,000 to $6,000
IMT $500 to $1,000
Degenerative Myelopathy Varies
Hip Dysplasia $4,000 to $6,000
Elbow Dysplasia $3,000 to $5,000
Patellar Luxation $1,500 to $3,000
Epilepsy $200 to $15,000
Von Willebrand Disease $500 to $1,000
Osteochondrosis Varies
Entropion $300 to $1,500
Ectropion $300 to $1,500
Ligament Tear $3,000 to $6,000
Cataracts $2,000 to $3,000



Pet Insurance Can Help

Pet health insurance covers major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. As you can see from the chart above, Newfoundland dogs are susceptible to quite a few potential health issues. This is common for purebred dogs and even more common for large, purebred dogs. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown of what pet insurance covers.

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 ConditionsX 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.

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