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3 min read Feb 09, 2022

Hip dysplasia is a disease of the hip in which the ball and socket joint isn’t formed properly, which leads to bone deformation and causes arthritis and pain. Large breed dogs are especially prone to developing hip dysplasia and usually if there is issue in one hip, more than likely the other hip will eventually be affected.

How Does this Affect you?

Hip dysplasia is not only an expensive condition to treat, it is also a long-term, chronic condition your pet will need care for the rest of his or her life. 

Where Does MetLife Pet Insurance1 Stand?

At MetLife Pet Insurance, we understand the high-risk of hip dysplasia and how expensive treatment can be. Hip dysplasia, if it is not a pre-existing condition, could potentially be coverable.2

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Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances.

1 Pet Insurance offered by MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, and Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, in those states where MetGen’s policies are available. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is the policy administrator authorized by IAIC and MetGen to offer and administer pet insurance policies. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC was previously known as PetFirst Healthcare, LLC and in some states continues to operate under that name pending approval of its application for a name change. The entity may operate under an alternate, assumed, and/or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions as approved, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota), MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois), and such other alternate, assumed, or fictitious names approved by certain jurisdictions.

2 Provided all terms of the policy are met. Application is subject to underwriting review and approval. Like most insurance policies, insurance policies issued by IAIC and MetGen contain certain deductibles, co-insurance, exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, and terms for keeping them in force. For costs, complete details of coverage and exclusions, and a listing of approved states, please contact MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC.