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Akita Pet Insurance

Akita
Weight: 65 - 115 lbs
Height: 24 - 28 Inches
Life Span: 10 - 12 Years
Coat Length: Medium
Grooming Needs: High
Energy Level: High
Character traits: Independent
Character traits: Intelligent
Character traits: Loyal
Akita

The Akita is a Japanese dog and is one of Japan’s oldest dog breeds. Originally bred to hunt deer and bears in their native country, Akitas became one of Japan’s favorite dogs due to their distinctive appearance and bold natures. Akitas were declared a Japanese National Monument in 1931 to help preserve the breeds genetics. Helen Keller is believed to have imported the first Akita to America following first world war.
The modern American Akita is a result of a divergence between the Japanese Akitas and those imported into the United States, with the latter generally being larger. The breed was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972.

Akita Health:Do they Need an Insurance Plan?

Akitas are, unfortunately, prone to many different autoimmune diseases due to their breeding history. These diseases include anemia, lupus and other blood disorders. They can be very sensitive to medications and medical procedures, so this should be kept in mind when choosing a pet insurance plan for your Akita. In addition, their immune system is very sensitive, so they often need to be seen by specialists, on top of regular vet check ups.
Due to the extensive veterinary care needs of Akitas, the costs can quickly add up. A comprehensive pet insurance plan will help towards the costs of common Akita health needs, such as specialized medications and treatment centers.

Other Insurance Considerations:

• Akitas are sensitive to many regular medications and vaccinations – they may require expensive alternatives.

• They require a lot of regular check-ups over the course of their lifetime, to prevent any conditions from deteriorating quickly.

• Akitas are more likely than other breeds to suffer from diabetes, which affects their pancreas and other vital organs.

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