Before purchasing insurance I specifically inquired re what the company defined as a pre-existing condition. I specifically asked if a dog had ever had some form of illness/problem but had gone away/been cured and it later reoccured whether that would be denied. I used allergies and ear infectiona as examples. I was informed (and I'm paraphrasing) that as long as the issue reoccurred independently at a later date it should be covered.
Trusting this was true I purchased a policy in October 2011. Sadly, a month later my dog developed 2 bumps on his legs, which initaly the vet thought was allergies/alleric reaction. However, several visits and tests later they determined he had 2 mast cell tumors and he had to have surgery. I submitted the surgery and vet bills re these tumors and they were denied! Re the allergy issue, Pets Best claimed he had symptoms of this condition prior to the policy. Re the mast cell tumors they claimed that the condition had to have started before the policy given "the amount of time such a condition takes to develop?!" Really?! The bumps occurred almost over night and my vet said there is no way to tell how long/when this started. In case you don't know, anything in animals can take time to develop because unlike humans they don't talk and tell you what's wrong nor do you have regular check ups. So basically this excuse can be used to deny ANYTHING because how long does an ear infection or a cyst or a bladder infection, etc. really take to de