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Will insurance pay for heart medication?

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VivaLeBeaver Mon 22-Apr-13 10:56:32

I've never claimed before. Dog is at the vet for a dental under GA and they've rung to say the dog has a heart murmur and they think she'll have to start on medication. I point out to the locum vet that the dog's had a murmur for nearly 2 years and noone's ever said anything about medication before (he thought he'd just diagnosed it and I didn't know).

Anyway will talk to him more when I pick her up, but if the murmurs got worse and now needs medicine what happens? My excess is £70 so if the tablets are less than £70 a month will they not pay? Or do I pay £70 and then they pay the rest?

What happens in Oct when her insurance is up for renewal? Will Tesco think they don't want to insure her anymore so treble the quote to make it financially unviable? I'm guessing that noone else will insure her now. sad So I won't be able to shop around.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 22-Apr-13 11:00:31

Ours does, with direct line - it's cheap though - think 20 quid a month - Fortikor or something.

tabulahrasa Mon 22-Apr-13 11:13:14

The excess is usually per condition per year, so you pay the first £70 then they pay it for the rest of the year.

When it comes to renewal time, it depends what kind of policy you have, it it only pays for a year then that condition is no longer covered if it's lifetime cover then it still would be.

Premiums shouldn't go up because you've claimed and you could still get her insured by other companies... But anything that's been previously claimed for will not be covered.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 22-Apr-13 12:18:14

Thanks, I'm fairly sure I got a lifetime condition policy. Trying to find paperwork.....

topbannana Mon 22-Apr-13 15:08:57

Also be very careful before cancelling any policy as many companies will not take on a dog over a certain age. PetPlan certainly have a list of "selected breeds" where cover cannot be taken out from a surprisingly young age.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 22-Apr-13 15:38:58

She died at the vets today just after her dental. sad

LaurieFairyCake Mon 22-Apr-13 16:58:22

Oh no, I'm so sorry, how awful sad

{{{hugs}}}} for you and your family

notapizzaeater Mon 22-Apr-13 16:59:43

(((hugs)))) so sorry for you all

CoffeeShoppe Mon 22-Apr-13 17:53:33

oh viva I am so sorry. That is a terrible shock. sad

tabulahrasa Mon 22-Apr-13 17:57:26

Oh no!

poachedeggs Mon 22-Apr-13 21:35:39

Oh Viva sad I'm so sorry. I recall your thread when your were trying to decide whether to have bloods done. This is so sad, especially after you lost your rabbit too. Thinking of you tonight X

rubyrubyruby Mon 22-Apr-13 21:37:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 22-Apr-13 21:43:20

I'm going to be terrified of having to put any pet through an operation again. Was just thinking if we do get another dog I don't know how ill manage o get it neutered.

poachedeggs Mon 22-Apr-13 22:02:26

Goodness, I can only begin to imagine.

You might want to talk this through with your vet, when you feel ready. I think it is helpful to review events like this once the initial shock has faded a little.

I'm just so very sorry sad

pigsDOfly Mon 22-Apr-13 22:18:30

Oh Viva what a terrible shock for you. So sorry to hear this.

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