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– What Pet Owners Need To Know
Preventative measures that pet owners can take to help prevent cancer or detect it early include:
The most common treatments for canine and feline cancers are radiation, chemotherapy, surgical procedures and steroids. Cancer is one of the most financially draining pet illnesses. Diagnostic testing costs can range from $200 to $5,000 and treatment costs can range from $1,000 to $20,000, depending on the progression and complication of the case.
“The average cost of a cancer claim is $633 but that includes benign tumors like Lipomas. If those are removed, the average cost goes up to $775,” said Clint Lawrence, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PetFirst. “We’ve had 102 severe cases where the cost was more than $5,000.”
PetFirst, a pet health insurance company, offers plans that cover veterinary expenses related to pet cancer, as well as comprehensive coverage for other illnesses, accidents, genetic conditions, and emergency care, including chronic conditions, and breed-specific or hereditary conditions. PetFirst also offers insurance plans for senior dogs and cats and multiple pet families.