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Chronic Condition

Dog receiving treatment for a chronic condition


A chronic condition is a health condition or disease that is persistent or long lasting. In most cases, once a chronic condition has developed, it is deemed incurable or likely to continue for the remainder of the pet’s life.

Due to the longevity of chronic conditions these diseases can be very expensive to treat. If you enroll your pet in a pet insurance plan after they've already been diagnosed with a chronic condition that condition will be considered a pre-existing condition and will not be covered.

That is why it's so important to enroll in a pet insurance plan while your dog or cat is young and healthy.

Here are a couple of sample lists so you can better understand what type of health issues are considered chronic conditions.

Chronic Conditions in Dogs

Chronic Conditions in Cats

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