Swimmer’s Ear & Your Dog
Commonly referred to as Swimmer’s Ear⁷, many humans can relate…
In May of last year, my dog Clinker and I were hiking through the woods. She leaped off of the path to chase something and got hung up on a branch, creating a 10-12 inch skin tear down the inside of her hind leg. We rushed her to the vet, who was a bit wide-eyed at the damage, later confessing to me that she tried to hide how bad it looked.
The staff had quite a time removing the broken pieces of the branch that were lodged under her skin, but Clinker was sewed back up and good as new within a few weeks.
I had heard from numerous pet owners that their pet insurance didn’t cover any claims that they had made, so I had never considered getting it until my new neighbors told me about PetFirst and how it had almost completely covered their dog’s injury bills. Considering that I had a dog who would chase a deer to day’s end, I reconsidered my views on pet health insurance. Months before her accident, I took the leap and signed Clinker up with PetFirst.
In the end, her vet bills were over $800, but we received 90% back less our $100 deductible. Not only did PetFirst make good on their coverage claims, but the process and paperwork were well explained, easy to follow, and the reimbursement was prompt.