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Pet Insurance for Shih Tzus

K9 Pet Insurance offers comprehensive pet insurance for your Shih Tzu. The Shih Tzu is a Chinese toy breed. By definition the name Shih Tzu means “little lion” but when it comes to personality this could not be further from the truth. The Shih Tzu is a loving, happy dog with a kind nature, making them the perfect companion for anyone who is looking for a new dog. To ensure your Shih Tzu gets the care they need, make sure you invest in pet insurance. We have a range of options to suit the age and medical history of your dog.

Common Medical Conditions for Shih Tzus

The Shih Tzu is a dynamic breed that is strong and resilient. As with any pure breeds they can be prone to common medical conditions including:

  • hip dysplasia
  • allergies
  • ear infections
  • collapsing trachea
  • patellar luxation

Typical Claims costs for Shih Tzus

A survey conducted by the BBC in 2019 found that the average pet insurance claim had risen to £793, and the overwhelming number of payouts were to meet veterinary bills. Depending on location, a typical estimate for your dog to have x-rays, an intravenous drip and some painkillers as part of an overnight stay might start from around £1,600. Operations to repair fractures begin at around £950 and for more complicated work such as hip replacement the fee can easily rise to £3,500.