Dermatological Conditions

3 min read Feb 08, 2022

Just like humans, pets have skin issues – a long laundry list of them actually, and sometimes more serious conditions first show signs by a change in your dog or cat’s skin. According to PetMD, nearly 10% of animal hospital files are for chronic dermatitis cases.2  Here are just a few of the long list of dermatological conditions pets can suffer from: 

  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Yeast Infection
  • Folliculitis
  • Seborrhea (Dandruff)
  • Alopecia
  • Mange
  • Acral Lick Granuloma
  • Hot Spots 

How Does This Affect You?

As mentioned above, dermatitis cases are one of the most prevalent for pets, so having coverage for something so likely to happen is important. While these issues are not known to be the most expense pet illness issues – the average vet visit for dermatitis can certainly add up for chronic suffers.
Where Does MetLife Pet Insurance1 Stand?

Your pet may need coverage for dermatological skin conditions, which is why coverage for skin conditions have the opportunity to be coverable under your policy.2 

Consider Investing in Pet Insurance 

Looking for more ways to keep your pets happy and healthy? Consider investing in a pet insurance policy with MetLife Pet Insurance.1 Get your free quote today. 

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.

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.