Poodles are one the most distinct and recognized dog breed in the world. “Poodle” is actually a group of dog breeds:
While each type of Poodle is unique, they all come from the same breeding lines.
Potential Health Issues
Poodles are a very healthy and durable breed. Depending on the size of your poodle (standard, medium, miniature or toy) the average lifespan is between 11 to 15 years. The oldest poodle ever lived to be 28 years old!
Poodles like any purebred dog, is susceptible to some potential health conditions. Here are some potential health issues found in Poodles.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Epilepsy||$200 to $15,000|
|Cushing’s Disease||$500 to $2,000|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||$2,000 to $3,000 per eye|
|Legg-Perthes Disease||$2,000 to $4,000|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Canine Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Stomach Bloat / Torsion||$1,500 to $7,500|
|Addison’s Disease||$2,400 per year|
|Luxating Patella||$1,500 to $3,000|
|Mitral Valve Disease||$1,000 to $5,000|
Pet Insurance Can Help
All of the best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown of what’s covered with a standard accident and illness plan.
|✓ 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?
Pet insurance company’s rate based on your breed, age of your dog and where you live. In other words, the more expensive it is in your zip code the more you will pay because veterinary costs will be more expensive.
It’s exactly the same way auto and home insurance companies rate customers and generate prices. Here are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much it costs.
Source: Pet Insurance Cost