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A hereditary disorder, or genetic disorder, is a condition that is passed down to a puppy or kitten from their parents. Not to be confused with a congenital condition, which is a health issue that develop in the womb or shortly after birth.

It's important that the pet insurance company you choose covers hereditary disorders because they can be extremely expensive to treat. Here is a sample list of hereditary disorders commonly found in dogs.

Condition Cost to Treat
Aortic Stenosis $3,000 to $6,000
Cataracts $2,000 to $3,000 per eye
Von Willebrand Disease $500 to $1,000 per treatment
Hip Dysplasia $4,000 to $6,000 per hip
Elbow Dysplasia $3,000 to $6,000 per elbow
Osteochondritis Dissecans Varies
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease $2,000 to $4,000
Progressive Retinal Atrophy $2,000 to $3,000 per eye
Corneal Dystrophy $2,000 to $3,000 per eye 
Glaucoma  $2,000 to $3,000 per eye
Epilepsy $200 to $15,000

Source: Dog Health Conditions

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