Please! Does health insurance for cats w/ diabetes exist?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by lovemycat444, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. lovemycat444

    lovemycat444 Member

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    Please! Does health insurance for cats w/ diabetes exist? I think diabetes would be considered a pre existing condition? If there are health insurances out there can anyone make carrier / insurance recommendations?
    Thank you!
    I am swimming in vet bills, medical tests, a $500 cat dermatologist who saw my cat for under 5-10 minutes and was rude & hurried. (They found nothing). Thank you!
     
  2. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, no.....it's considered a pre-existing condition with all carriers and they won't pay a dime
     
  3. lovemycat444

    lovemycat444 Member

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    That's such a terrible thing. Thank you though Chris & China for the information
     
  4. krazy4kritters

    krazy4kritters Member

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    https://www.carecredit.com/
    Try looking into this for any upcoming vet visits. My small animal vet doesn’t take it but our exotic vet did. I looked into it once and it seemed reasonable. Like a credit card without the card.
     
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  5. lovemycat444

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    Thank you so much !! So interesting ur exotic animal vet did ! I'm trying to make Taco's quality of life the same before his diabetes - a really healthy fun good life. Cat health insurance would b massive . He has this mystery stomach illness, from what I've researched he prob will have to have additional ultra sounds
     
  6. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

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    If you had the insurance before he was DX, it would of been covered by Trupanion. At least in my case it did. All his diabetic supplies and insulin are covered by 90% and any blood work done to test his ongoing health related to that (after the deductible limit was met).

    If you are going to get insurance now after a DX, then it is classed as pre-existing condition and would not be covered. My understanding all pet insurance will have this clause.

    I was lucky, I had it on Jones before his IBD and FD DX. It has saved me a lot of money over the last year and half.

    Good luck on finding some funding and founding out about his tummy issues. Though you may want to see if they will cover any costs related to the tummy issues if there is nothing DX yet.
     
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