Genetic Condition Claims

For humans, genetic conditions represent a small number of the illnesses that we face. But for dogs and cats, genetic conditions are much more common and can cause veterinary bills to run into thousands of dollars, especially for purebreds.

Genetic conditions range from major orthopedic conditions such as Hip Dysplasia and Patellar Luxation, to Collapsing Trachea, Allergies, and even Cancer. Breed-specific conditions can catch you and your bank account unaware. Pet insurance that covers these conditions can support you when it comes to treatment choices and your pet's health.

See how other pet parents have been glad they chose Embrace Pet Insurance to protect their pets from genetic and breed-specific conditions.

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Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome in English Bulldog
When June started struggling to breath, her pet parents rushed her to the vet. She was later diagnosed with Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome.
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Dobie, a small mixed breed dog in Arizona, didn't let Intervertebral Disc Disease get him down. He returned to play after a successful and expensive surgery.
Patella Luxation, Hip Dysplasia & IVDD
Rocco the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been through quite a lot, including Patella Luxation, Hip Dysplasia & Intervertebral Disc Disease.
Bernese Mountain Dog Puppy with Multiple Orthopedic Conditions
Before his first birthday, Khal Drogo was diagnosed with multiple orthopedic conditions.
Cruciate Ligament Tears in Bernese Mountain Dog
When Rebecca came home to find her 8-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog Heidi limping, she knew something was seriously wrong.
Soft Palate Resection in Bernese Mountain Dog
Baloo was having breathing problems due to an elongated soft palate.
Hip Dysplasia in 1 Year Old German Coolie
While hip dysplasia is a fairly common orthopedic condition in aging dogs, it's not so common in puppies. Sadly for Elliot Cool, a 1 year old German Coolie, he was the exception to the rule.
IVDD Causes Subarachnoid Cyst in German Shepherd
Jimmy's family was able to manage his intervertebral disc disease until it caused a subarachnoid cyst.
Great Dane with Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the Shoulder
Active Great Dane puppy, Hunter, started limping on his family's cross-country move. One of their first stops once reaching Ventura, CA was the vet.
Hip Dysplasia with FHO Surgery
One day Ringo the American Bulldog was unable to get up or walk. His veterinarian found that he had numerous orthopedic issues, including hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, and spondylosis.
Tracheal Collapse
Coughing and trouble breathing led to a diagnosis of collapsed trachea for Biscuit, a small mixed breed dog in Michigan. A tracheal stent helped Biscuit breathe easier.
Elbow Dysplasia Due to Fragmented Coronoid Process
Bernese Mountain Dog, Neil, started limping at just 5 months old due to a fragmented coronoid process, a type of elbow dysplasia.
Luxating Patella
Destino the Chihuahua mix's unlucky jump from the couch meant surgery to correct luxating patella on both sides.
Luxating Patella in Toy Poodle
A slip on the steps left Mister Jack with knee problems.
Hip Dysplasia
Liko the Rottweiler puppy had bad hips at an early age, requiring a femoral head ostectomy surgery on both hips and ample recovery time.
Elbow Dysplasia Due to Ununited Anconeal Process
Surgery helped Nala the German Shepherd Dog who experienced limping due to an ununited anconeal process, a form of elbow dysplasia.
Atrial Premature Complex (APC)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are unfortunately known for having heart problems as illustrated by Penny's Atrial Premature Complex (APC).