The Trupanion pet health guide provides information for the most common dog and cat health problems, symptoms, and concerns. Learn about which pet health problem is specific to your pet dog or pet cat's breed.
Pet Health Issues Search
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Whether you're looking to get a new puppy or have a 10-year-old cat, you're undoubtedly worried about their health. Because there are so many different breeds of dogs and cats, there are many different types of associated pet health problems.
If you're looking to get a new pet, the pet health problem section is a good starting point. You can get a good idea of what health conditions the breed you're interested in may be more prone to, as well as associated costs so that you're not surprised later down the road. Keep in mind, that this section is purely educational and actual conditions and illnesses by breed could vary. Even if we don't list a certain breed as prone to a given condition, this doesn't mean they couldn't develop it later on. And on the other end of the spectrum, just because we list a certain breed as prone to a given condition, doesn't mean that they will develop it.