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|
|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|
|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 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.