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|
|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