Labrador Pet Insurance
This is the most popular breed of dog in Australia. Originally bred as gun dogs, they are smart, trainable, friendly, energetic, and need to be taken for a long walk each day.Because of their intelligence they make great service dogs with the average lifespan of 10-13 years.
Prone illnesses include*
Foreign body ingestion
A potentially life-threatening condition,foreign body obstruction occurs when one of the many strange objects ingested by your dog is unable to make it successfully through the intestinal tract.
Osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD)
An abnormal development of the cartilage on the end of a bone in the joint. Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD or OD) is an inflammatory condition that occurs when the diseased cartilage separates from the underlying bone.
Congenital heart disease (congenital heart defect) is one or more abnormalities in a dog’s heart structure that they are born with. Often requires surgical intervention or lifelong medication.
Cranial cruciate ligament rupture
An important ligament inside the knee (stifle) joints of dogs. Can be damaged acutely (often through play or exercise) or can progressively deteriorate with age. Once ruptured, the knee joint becomes unstable and requires surgical stabilisation, especially in medium and large breed dogs. Arthritis often results.
an abnormal formation of the hip socket, which causes inflammation, arthritis and in its most severe form crippling lameness.
*This information is for general purposes only. Pounce Pet Insurance offers different levels of cover. Terms, conditions, waiting periods, annual limits and exclusions apply. Refer to the applicable Product Disclosure Statement for details of Pounce Pet Insurance cover and exclusions.