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Greyhounds Pet Insurance Overview

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Standing 27 to 30 inches at the shoulder and weighing 60 to 70 pounds, Greyhounds are large dogs classified under AKC’s hound group. He’s a noble, sweet-tempered and gentle companion dog with aerodynamic skull and “inverted S” shape. The breed has been an object of fascination for kings, artists, and poets for centuries.

Greyhounds are excellent racing dogs but they also participate in dog shows and sports involving confrontation, lure coursing, agility, and obedience. The Greyhound is an ancient breed and is believed to originate from Africa and the Middle East. They are depicted by Egyptian arts, mentioned by Greeks and praised by a Roman poet. This is the only dog breed the Bible spoke about. The breed came to Europe during the Dark Ages.

There are many reasons why Greyhound owners love their pet but perhaps their sweet nature is the reason why they are praised by everyone. The first thing you should do after purchasing your pet is to take out Greyhounds pet insurance. The pet insurance will cover most medical condition the pet might develop and assist you in paying vet bills.

However, care must be taken to choose the right coverage for your pet. Every pet insurance policy is not the same. Some policies may not cover the conditions common to your dog. This is why you should compare policy options in order to choose the right coverage for your furry friend. When comparing policy options, you need to go for the policy that offers the best value for your budget and also consider the policy’s limits, exclusions, stipulation, and waiting period.

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Why Greyhounds Pet Insurance Is Important

Hereditary illnesses are rare in Greyhounds; canines in this breed are typically healthy but they are still prone to certain health problems. Some of the most common health problems with Greyhounds include osteosarcoma, bloat, and esophageal achalasia.

Besides, the cost of veterinary care and treatment is on the increase, thanks to the advancement in veterinary medicine. Most medical conditions will cost thousands of dollars in veterinary care and treatment and it could be difficult for most Canadian pet owners to pay vet bills out of pocket.

Rather than forking over thousands of dollars to pay vet bills, you could take out Greyhounds pet insurance to get relevant assistance in taking care of pet-related medical expenses. This will not just protect your pet but it will also protect your finances.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Greyhounds might develop:

  • Anesthesia sensitivity
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Gastric torsion or bloat
  • Esophageal achalasia, etc.

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Greyhounds Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: Europe/Eurasia

Average height: 28 – 30 inches (male), 27 – 28 inches (female)

Average weight: 65 – 70 pounds (male), 60 – 65 pounds (female)

Life expectancy: 10 – 13 years

Dog Breed Group: Hound Group

Exercise Requirements: 20 – 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Independent, Noble, Gentle, Docile, Lazy, Calm, Easy-Going.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like anesthesia sensitivity, osteosarcoma, hypothyroidism, gastric torsion, esophageal achalasia, etc.

Colors: Brindle, White, Black, Fawn, Red, Blue

Tendency to Bark: Low

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Greyhounds Pet Insurance News

A Greyhound called Sniffing Out was recently tested positive of cocaine. Meanwhile, British Sports Chiefs say there has been a surge in the number of race dogs testing positive of cocaine.

Official documents show that the class A drug was discovered in the urine and hair samples of four greyhounds last year. This has raised concern that enough is not done to protect animals from the effects of doping.

Trainers could give their animals cocaine to make them run faster and be hyperactive. This gives them an advantage in racing, however, it could cause heart attacks, deadly seizures, tremors and panting.

The level of cocaine discovered in Sniffing Out shows that the Greyhound must have been exposed to the class A drug over several days or for a short time depending on the dose.

The owner, Trainer Luke Bird, was severely reprimanded and fined £500. Also, after a greyhound, Gurtmullen Lucy tested positive for cocaine at Shawfield stadium, the trainer Andrew Meek was disqualified indefinitely.

“Greyhound welfare and safety is at the heart of everything we do. Every racing greyhound is tested with care and respect throughout its career”, the board says.

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Greyhounds Pet Insurance FAQ

Are Greyhounds prone to separation anxiety?

Greyhounds do not want to be left alone. They can suffer from distress due to separation anxiety. An easy way to stop separation anxiety is to foster another greyhound or adopt another to ensure that the dog has a company.

Are Greyhounds protective and aggressive?

Greyhounds are not usually dominant or territorial; they love the company of other greyhounds. They are also not aggressive, on the contrary, they are docile, gentle and quiet.

How soon does pet insurance take effect?

You will usually have to wait for about 14 days before you can claim on your Greyhounds pet insurance policy. The waiting period tends to be shorter for accidents than for illness. Some pet insurance companies have 48 hours waiting period for accidents.

Can you get pet insurance after diagnosis?

In general, Canadian pet insurance companies do not cover pre-existing conditions. You may still get coverage for other conditions but the condition diagnosed before the policy’s start date will not be covered by any Canadian pet insurer for your pet.

What medical conditions are common with Greyhounds?

Several medical conditions are common with Greyhounds. Examples include anesthesia sensitivity, osteosarcoma, hypothyroidism, gastric torsion, esophageal achalasia, etc.

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