When it comes to covering dachshund back problems, timing is everything.
If you purchase a comprehensive policy before your dog shows symptoms, the treatment required should be covered. However, this may be subject to annual limits, so it’s best to read your policy’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).
Conversely, if you purchase a policy after your dog develops back problems, treatment most likely won’t be covered, since pre-existing conditions are generally excluded from pet insurance policies.
Back problems are quite common in the dachshund breed, with approximately 25% experiencing some sort of issue throughout their lifespan4. Since it can cost roughly $10,000 to treat the back ailments of dachshunds4, it might be worth purchasing a policy early to avoid having to pay this expense in full.
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