What are hereditary and congenital conditions? | PetFirst

What are hereditary and congenital conditions?

by PetFirst Pet Insurance
6 months ago

Hereditary conditions are inherited diseases or disorders. They plague certain breeds of dogs and cats and are passed down from your pet’s parents to your pet. These illnesses are diverse, ranging from very serious to nearly benign.

A congenital condition is an ongoing health concern not genetically linked, but developed while your pet was in utero. These can include things like cherry eye and hip dysplasia, though congenital conditions take countless forms.

PetFirst is proud to offer coverage for all congenital and hereditary conditions on our pet insurance plans as long as they aren’t pre-existing at the time your policy begins. Not sure if your pet’s illness or injury is hereditary or congenital? Ask your veterinarian or check with a PetFirst representative.

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