Most Common Ailments in Young Dogs

Top 10 Health Issues for Dogs Under 5 Years of Age

Bringing home a new puppy is a lot like bringing home a baby: prepare for the unexpected and try to plan ahead.

When it comes to young dogs, their rambunctious, playful behavior and tendency to get into trouble can lead to multiple visits with your veterinarian. So, what can you expect? Nationwide pet insurance looked at real-life member claims to see which health issues in dogs under the age of five years topped the list each year.  

And while you're considering pet insurance — if you haven't already enrolled your dog in a policy — it's wise to keep in mind that chronic issues like ear infections and skin allergies may require treatment throughout your dog's life. 

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