He loves his family, but he doesnt jump all over you to show it. Hes very easygoing and happy-go-lucky.
Veterinary expenses for an adult Redbone Coonhound
Generally, your adult dog will require at least one trip to the vet for every year. This falls in the $125-$265 range, depending on your clinic and the services provided. This usually includes the annual exam and vaccines, heartworm test and blood work (to detect any hidden medical conditions for older dogs especially).
Leslie Brooks, DVM, recommends following through with heartworm and flea prevention medication, which usually fall in the $80-$150 and $175-$250 ranges respectively for the year. Additionally, optional lifestyle vaccines may also command annual booster shots ($15-$45 each), and a fecal examination may be required if the pet is regularly exposed to other animals or has inconsistent stool quality, adding another $40-$50 to the total.
Redbone Coonhounds are subjects to some potential medical problems throughout the course of their life according to Dr Brooks.
|Health Problem||Likelihood||Treatment Cost Estimate|
|Otitis Externa||High||$150 – $300|
|Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture||Medium||$150 – $3,900|
|Coonhound Paralysis||Medium||$500 – $3,000|
|Arthritis||High||$200 – $500 per month|
|Cancer||Medium||$500 – $10,000|
Otitis externa (ear infection): Usually treating an ear infection can cost around $150 with exam, ear swab/cytology, and ear medications. But sometimes a dog may need more expensive ear meds. Also, this can be a recurring cost if a dog has ear infections multiple times a year.
Cranial cruciate ligament rupture is most common for middle to older aged dogs, but it can also happen to younger dogs (1-3 years old). The ideal treatment recommendation is usually surgical repair which can come to $2,000-$3,500 on top of diagnostics prior to surgery, such as x-rays and blood work that cost between $200 and $400. Also know that 50% of dogs who tear a ligament in one knee, will eventually tear the ligament in their other knee, which would double those costs.
If the owner elects to avoid surgery, and just provide pain management, physical therapy, and rest instead, one can expect to pay $50 to $300 per month for 3 or 4 months. In such cases, it takes longer for the dog to get back to his normal activity level and it could develop more severe arthritis in the knee later, with associated costs.
Coonhound Paralysis: the cost depends on whether extensive diagnostics, such as MRI and nerve biopsies, are performed or not. Some dogs will be treated based on suspicion and skip the expensive diagnostics. Treatment with immunosuppressive medications are usually not too expensive, but it is a waiting game and can take months to recover. Physical therapy may be needed as well.
Arthritis: the monthly cost estimate is for various pain medications, joint supplements as well as physical therapy and/or acupuncture if needed.
Cancer: the cost really depends on the type of cancer and if an owner pursues aggressive therapy and all the recommended treatments, versus if they elect to just keep the pet comfortable with medications.
The North American Pet Health Insurance Association’s latest State of the Industry Report marks the average price of insurance for both accident and illness coverage at $565 per annum, while $190 is the average cost for accident-only plans. This can be particularly important and may help you save a lot of money in the long run.
It is also possible to get complete health coverage with some insurance companies but it gets much more expensive, except for Eusoh (see below).
If you wonder whether or not you should get pet insurance, we have a simple step by step guide to help you make the decision. This could save you thousands of dollars.
As mentioned, some medical conditions can be expensive to treat. Although purebred dogs may have a higher incidence of some inherited disorders, mixed breed dogs are also likely to develop health conditions, such as cancer and heart disorders. No dog owner should have to make critical decisions about their pets based on their ability to afford care. That’s why pet insurance is more popular every year in the US.
When comparing pet insurances, price is a significant factor, but it is also essential to consider: – Deductible type (per incident or per year) and amount – Reimbursements percentage and limits – Services included (emergency visits, hospitalization, surgery, medications, specialists, cancer treatments, pre-existing conditions, etc.) – When coverage will start
The price will vary depending on multiple factors, including the dog’s breed, age, location, and the plan chosen. You can compare pet insurance prices on comparison websites like PetInsuranceReview.
Eusoh: Better than Pet Insurance for Complete Health CoverageEusoh is a community-based pet insurance alternative in which members share the cost of their veterinary expenses. You get reimbursed for your pet’s medical, wellness, illness, routine care expenses.
For complete health coverage at a low cost, Eusoh is the best option. On average, members save around 50% when compared to traditional pet insurance. I love the idea of not having to worry about being able to afford medical care for my furry companion. Dogs are family, after all!
– There is no premium, so you don’t overpay for care in your monthly contributions. Any unused contributions are rolled over entirely as a credit. – You can easily know in advance what will be reimbursed and by how much (usually 80%), and you can submit expenses easily from your smartphone. – You can choose the veterinarian or healthcare provider you want and are covered for a wider range of services. – You can get advice from other Eusoh members.
Read our article titled a veterinarian explains medical costs for a dog to learn more and get tips to save on vet expenses.
Medical cost for the first year with a Redbone Coonhound
Experts like Leslie Brooks typically suggest a minimum of three trips to the vet through the course of the Redbone Coonhound puppy’s first year, with the first visit being scheduled when the puppy is around 8 weeks of age. Each appointment should cost you anywhere between $65 and $170. At her clinic, these include physical checkups, vaccines (including rabies), heartworm prevention, flea prevention and a fecal examination.
Additionally, Dr Brooks suggests continuing with heartworm and flea medication after the initial visits, which cost $60-$105 and $70-$105 for the rest of the first year for a puppy.
Moreover, the Redbone Coonhound may need vaccines that depend on lifestyle and activities:
As your Redbone Coonhound grows, a neutering or spaying procedure may be considered. Generally, these cost $150-$450, depending on your locality as well as the clinics therein. Keep in mind that spays (female) are usually slightly more expensive. Some low-cost clinics also provide sterilization services for $50-$100.
For large breeds, such as Redbone Coonhounds, Dr Brooks also recommends performing a gastropexy at the time of their spay or neuter. This procedure typically costs between $200 and $400 but helps prevent the possibility of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) later in life. GDV is when the stomach twists on itself and is a life-threatening condition that must be corrected with surgery.
Yearly and monthly cost of a Redbone Coonhound for the following years
The costs that come with owning a dog do go down after the first year. For each subsequent year, supplies, medical expenses, food, treats, grooming services and license renewal will run you anything between $750 and $2,725, with an average cost of $1,600 (if we break it down further, this comes down to a monthly cost in the $63-$227 range and averages $133/month).
|Adult Year Costs||Range||Average Cost|
|Supplies||$95 – $385||$215|
|Medical||$380 – $825||$605|
|Food & Treats||$265 – $1,165||$600|
|Grooming||$0 – $330||$165|
|License||$10 – $20||$15|
|Adult Year Total||$750 – $2,725||$1,600|
|Estimated Monthly Cost||$63 – $227||$133|
With insurance, 30-minute dog walks five days a week for 50 weeks and dog boarding for seven days, the average cost climbs to $7,445 for the year (or $620 every month).
|Potential Adult Year Cost||Range||Average Cost|
|With Insurance||$1,100 – $3,505||$2,165|
|With Insurance, Dog Walking and Dog Boarding||$5,025 – $10,350||$7,445|
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