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Today’s topic: Holistic/Alternative Therapies
What is this?
Holistic or alternative therapy are treatments that aren’t usually considered conventional, western medicine such as acupuncture, laser therapy, massage, hydrotherapy, chiropractic therapy and more. There are plans out there that exclude holistic or alternative therapies for treating conditions in dogs and cats.
How does this affect you?
Veterinarians are now leaning toward a twofold approach when it comes to treatments for dogs and cats. If there are alternative treatments that work better, or are more suited to your specific pet, they believe in utilizing those types of treatments. For example, acupuncture is becoming increasingly used to help manage the pain for issues like disc disease, arthritis, cancer and trauma. A session of acupuncture can range between $25 and $225, and depending on the condition, can require several sessions.
Which Pet Insurance Providers Do Not Cover Holistic & Alternative Therapies:
Where does PetFirst stand?
PetFirst does reimburse for holistic or alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, laser therapy, hydrotherapy, chiropractic care and more, as long as it is performed by a licensed veterinarian or clinic and is for a condition that is covered.
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 that you’ve done your 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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