PetFirst Pet Insurance- Holistic and Alternative Therapies
Pet Insurance Tips

Holistic/Alternative Therapies – Why The Fine Print In Your Pet Insurance Plan Matters

by MetLife 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.

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:

  • Nationwide
  • Trupanion
  • Pets Best

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.

How much does pet insurance cost?

In less than 2 minutes, you can get a customized pet insurance quote for your pet.

Ready? Start your free quote



Tags




You May Also Like...

Why is my cat sneezing or coughing so much? Cats can sneeze or cough due to many things, including allergies. If you are worried about your cat sneezing, talk to your vet.

Why Does my Cat Keep Sneezing or Coughing?

Is your cat sneezing a lot? As cute as that…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
6 days ago
What do I do if my dog eats a bee or gets stung by a bee? How do I know if my dog has bee allergires?

What Happens if My Dog Ate a Bee? 

Does your dog jump after flies and moths or try…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
7 days ago
how much does it cost to neuter my dog? The average cost to neuter a dog is between $50-$500

How Much Does it Cost to Neuter a Dog?

Why should you neuter your dog?  According to Planned Pethood,…

by MetLife Pet Insurance
1 week ago