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Ectropion covered by pet insurance?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by CLPJ, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. CLPJ

    CLPJ PetForums Newbie

    Mar 17, 2020
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    We have a 1 year 3 month old Tibetan Mastiff.

    His eyes are droopy and it has been noticable since about 8 months of age with no signs of going away , now the Tibetan Mastiff is supposed to be 'tight eyed' so this is an issue.

    However would pet insurance cover surgical correction for this ?

    We wouldn't want to do anything until he is 2 or over because he is still growing and changing and the vet hasn't said anything to us as I think , she presumes all mastiff breeds are supposed to have droopy eyes.

    We have insurance and have since he was 4 months old but is this classed as pre existing as we noticed it ages ago but haven't said anything ?
    Or would there be a reason they would not cover surgical correction?

    We are in the UK and have highest level of morethan insurance.
  2. Magyarmum

    Magyarmum PetForums VIP

    Apr 27, 2015
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    I can't give you any help over the insurance because I don't live in the UK.

    However I do have some knowledge of entropion and ectropion surgery from owning a Shar-Pei. Please take my advice and and take your dog to a vet who has a specialised knowledge of this type of surgery. It's vital that only the precise amount of skin is removed to correct the droop, because unfortunately any mistake can't be corrected.

    I don't know offhand f there are vets who specialise in Tibetan Mastiffs, but if you look on the Shar-Pei Rescue of GB website there's a list of Shar-Pei friendly vets who would be qualified to do the surgery.
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