Maximus is a young adult Bulldog - one of those dog breeds known for having a high pre-disposition to chronic allergies and skin issues.
Starting off as just an ear infection, Maximus’ allergies soon emerged as a costly health issue. Regular ear cleanings, exams, cytology and medications added up quickly and in one visit alone, allergy testing and diagnostics cost $1,069.65!
Once Maximus’s chronic infections and reactions were diagnosed, he required ongoing medical treatments and monitoring to help him reduce his allergy symptoms.
Poor Maximus ended up with a total of $2,718.66 in vet bills in just 6 months.
Maximus' policy had a $100 deductible, 10% co-pay, $10,000 Annual maximum and no drugs and dental coverage chosen.
Treatment and Diagnostic costs (Between April-October 2008) in Westford, MA totaled$2,718.66
Covered costs $,1919.95 (*$798.71 in prescription drugs were excluded)
Total reimbursement $1,637.95 (with the Drugs and Dental coverage, the payout would have been $2,356.79)
(with the Drugs and Dental coverage, the payout would have been $2,356.79)
*As Maximus’ coverage didn’t include the Drug & Dental coverage, Embrace was unable to cover the medication costs associated with his ongoing treatments.
Do you suspect your dog has allergies and what are you going through to find out?