Tibetan Terrier Dogs
Tibetan Terrier Breed History
Not surprisingly, the Tibetan Terrier originated from the Himalayan country of Tibet where they were bred for over 2000 years in monasteries. They were known affectionately as the “The Holy Dogs of Tibet.” Tibetan Terriers were never sold but were given as gifts to promote good fortune or as a sign of respect. Despite its name, the Tibetan Terrier dog is NOT a true terrier.
The Tibetan Terrier is a healthy breed with most dogs living well beyond 12 years-old and many living as long as 15 to 16 years. With that being said, like any purebred dog, Tibetan Terriers are subject to some hereditary and congenital health issues. Here is a sampling of some of the most common health issues for Tibetan Terriers and the costs for treatment.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Hypothyroidism||$10 to $10/mo.|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Heart Disease||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Elbow Dysplasia||$3,000 to $6,000|
|Luxating Patella||$1,500 to $3,000|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||$2,000 to $3,000 per eye|
|Cataracts||$2,000 to $3,000 per eye|
|Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis||Varies|
Pet Insurance for Tibetan Terriers
As you can see from the list of potential health issues above, veterinary care can cost thousands of dollars if your dog gets sick or injured. With that said, the best way to protect your Tibetan Terrier from potential health issues is to enroll in a pet insurance policy while they are young and healthy. Pet health insurance pays for expensive veterinary treatment when your dog gets sick or injured.
What Coverage Should You Should Have?
These are the most important pet insurance coverages you should have as the proud owner of a Tibetan Terrier or any dog for that matter!
|✓ 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|
How Much Does it Cost?
Here is a sample of what comprehensive coverage would cost for Tibetan Terriers across the country to give you an idea of what it might cost you.
Source: Pet Insurance Cost