A hereditary condition is a disease or disorder that is passed down genetically.
Many pet insurance products don't cover, or restrict coverage of, congenital and hereditary conditions. But OneDegree's Pawfect Care covers hereditary conditions because we believe those are often undetectable until later in a pet's life. Many of these are breed specific.
Here are some common hereditary diseases for dogs:
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Hip dysplasia
- Mitral valve degenerative disease
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy