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Dermatological Conditions – Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

by PetFirst Pet Insurance
4 years ago

In our series – Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters – we are educating customers on loopholes in their dog insurance or cat insurance plans which could cause disappointment in coverage down the line.

You can download our entire Pet Insurance Guide: Why The Fine Print Matters.

Today’s topic: 
Dermatological Conditions

What is this?

Just like humans, pets have skin issues – a long laundry list of them actually, and sometimes more serious conditions first show signs by a change in your dog or cat’s skin. According to PetMD, nearly 10% of animal hospital files are for chronic dermatitis cases.  Here are just a few of the long list of dermatological conditions pets can suffer from:

  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Yeast Infection
  • Folliculitis
  • Seborrhea (Dandruff)
  • Alopecia
  • Mange
  • Acral Lick Granuloma
  • Hot Spots


How does this affect you?

As mentioned above, dermatitis cases are one of the most prevalent for pets, so having coverage for something so likely to happen is important. While they aren’t known for the most expense pet issues – the average vet visit for dermatitis is around $141.26 – but, they certainly add up for chronic suffers.
Here are the average costs for vet visits for the dermatological conditions mentioned above:

Allergic dermatitis:         $141.26
Yeast Infection:              $149.41
Folliculitis:                      $221.81
Seborrhea (Dandruff):    $125.76
Alopecia:                       $172.71
Mange:                         $120.25
Acral Lick Granuloma:     $151.04
Hot Spots:                     $159.17

Which Pet Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Dermatological Conditions:

  • Embrace Pet Insurance


Where does PetFirst stand?

PetFirst knows your pet needs coverage for dermatological skin conditions, which is why we offer coverage for these with our policy. Since many skin issues for dogs and cats are chronic, we offer continual coverage with our plans to make sure you are able to continue to provide treatment, and give you and your pet some much needed relief. 

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In this series, we deep dive into the other following areas where coverage could be lacking if you have another pet insurance company’s plan:

Now thatyou’ve doneyour research on pet healthcare plans, you can see PetFirst provides the most comprehensive, best pet insurance plan for dogs and cats. With no “gotchas” in the fine print, you can rest easy knowing you are able to give your pet the care they need.

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