Silky Terriers Pet Insurance

Silky Terriers are famed for their glossy, human-like hair. They're high-spirited, feisty, and full of energy.
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Standing just about 10-inches tall, Silky is a close cousin to Yorkshire Terrier and Australian Terrier but he is larger than Yorkies and smaller than Aussies. Silky Terriers are fragile, pretty and feisty. They have distinctive and erect V-shaped ears, almond-shaped eyes and a wedge-shaped head. This is a big dog with small dog personality.

The breed can be described as tough and confident. They are friendly, keenly alert and quick. They look so much like the Yorkshire Terrier that most casual observers could be quick to mistake one for the other. The breed was developed in the 20th century from Yorkshire Terriers and Australian Terriers together with Dandie, Dinmont, Cairn and Skye terriers.

No doubt, Silkies are wonderful dogs. They require care, attention, and love. It is also necessary for pet owners to take out Silky Terriers pet insurance as soon as they purchase their pet. With the right Silky Terriers pet insurance, you can protect your furry friend against medical emergencies and unexpected medical conditions.

Before taking out Silky Terriers pet insurance, it is important for the pet owner to research the pet insurance provider and the insurance coverage to make sure that he gets the best coverage available for the pet. When researching the coverage, you need to keep an eye on the limits, exclusions, stipulations and waiting period.

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Why Silky Terriers Pet Insurance Is Important

Any dog, no matter the breed can become critically ill. Each breed has specific kinds of sicknesses or medical conditions it is prone to. The medical conditions common to Silky Terriers include patellar luxation, Legg-Calves-Perthes disease, epilepsy and so on.

If you don’t have Silky Terriers pet insurance coverage, you will have to take care of the medical expenses yourself. This means that you might fork over thousands of dollars, sometimes more than $5,000, to treat your pet.

Most pet owners in Canada would not want to spend such an amount of money out of pocket, especially in an emergency. The best way to protect your pet and your finances is by taking out Silky Terriers pet insurance as soon as possible.

Here is a list of common sicknesses Silky Terriers might develop:

  • Legg-Perthes-Calves disease
  • Patellar luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Tracheal Collapse, etc.

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Silky Terriers Pet Insurance Statistics

Origin: Australia

Average height: 9 – 10 inches

Average weight: around 10 pounds

Life expectancy: 13 – 15 years

Colors: Black & Tan, Silver & Tan, Blue & Tan, Silver Black & Tan, Grey & Tan

Exercise Requirements: 20 – 40 minutes per day

Temperament: Inquisitive, Alert, Responsive, Friendly, Quick, Joyful.

Health: They are healthy overall but prone to conditions like tracheal collapse, epilepsy, Legg-Calves-Perthes disease, diabetes mellitus, patellar luxation, etc.

Energy level: Very energetic

Tendency to Bark: High

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Silky Terriers Pet Insurance News

A Cowichan breeder badly neglected dogs in his litter. These consists of 17 dogs which include 15 Silky Terriers and 2 German Shepherd dogs.

A picture of one of the Silky terrier shows that the dog is in a very bad condition. Silky Terriers are close cousins to Yorkshire Terriers. Both hail from Australia. It is believed that the former was bred from the later and several other dog breeds.

The dogs involved with the Cowichan breeder are believed to range from one to nine years old. As a result of their bad condition, the dogs have overgrown nails, badly matted fur, and to make the matter worst, they were soaked in feces and urine.

They were seized by BC SPCA. The BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty said the breeder signed a written agreement to not own or take possession of any new animals.

Moriarty said in a statement that it is good they interceded early but without regulation, so many such conditions could occur and go unnoticed while the animals suffer.

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