West Highland White Terrier Dogs
Did You Know?
Did you know the average lifespan of a healthy Westie is 12 to 16 years?
And, did you know that West Highland White terriers originated in Scotland?
Finally, did you know that Westies are known to have existed since the 1500’s?
Westie Health Overview
If you own a West Highland White Terrier dog you should be aware of the following hereditary conditions that may affect your dog.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Legg Perthes Disease||$2,000 to $4,000|
|Atopic Dermatitis||$100 to $500|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Luxating Patella||$1,500 to $3,000|
|Cataracts||$2,000 to $2,000|
|Sick Sinus Syndrome||$5,000 to $15,000|
|Addison’s Disease||$2,400 per year|
|Chronic Active Hepatitis||$1,000 to $7,500|
|Pulmonic Stenosis||$15,000 to $20,000|
|Canine Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
Pet Insurance for Westies
All of the top 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.