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    Was worth a go, but just found this in the 'What is not covered section: 'the cost of trimming, burring or rasping rabbits' teeth.'
    It does say the other bit about dental treatment not covered unless it relates to an injury or illness though.
    They don't make it simple do they! On the plus side Tango ate his first pellets since Thursday's dental last night

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Hmm. Small print does say no but is the same as BunnyBuddy who managed to claim which surprised me!
    He's claimed for lack of appetite related costs due to teeth before, but I know the signs so well now that I just go straight to dental now when he shows them.

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    What insurance company are you with?

    Did you already say that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Was worth a go, but just found this in the 'What is not covered section: 'the cost of trimming, burring or rasping rabbits' teeth.'
    It does say the other bit about dental treatment not covered unless it relates to an injury or illness though.
    They don't make it simple do they! On the plus side Tango ate his first pellets since Thursday's dental last night

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    I don't know how accurate this is but my local vet (I've not used them for dental treatment yet). told me insurers don't pay for the actual dental but do pay for the GA, overnight stays etc as needed. So the bit you've quoted fits with what she told me but she said on their invoices the dental is about ??12 but the GA is listed separately as 60, so the amount they actually don't pay is minimal compared to the overall. The claims I have made and had paid were through my rabbit specialist so don't know how they've worded it. But even if they pay for everything bar the "cost of burring" etc it's not bad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Was worth a go, but just found this in the 'What is not covered section: 'the cost of trimming, burring or rasping rabbits' teeth.'
    It does say the other bit about dental treatment not covered unless it relates to an injury or illness though.
    They don't make it simple do they! On the plus side Tango ate his first pellets since Thursday's dental last night

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    A lot may depend on how your Vet completes the Insurance Form. If the Dental is listed as part of treatment for a GI tract problem then it's not 'just' a Dental, but treatment for another condition, IYSWIM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Was worth a go, but just found this in the 'What is not covered section: 'the cost of trimming, burring or rasping rabbits' teeth.'
    It does say the other bit about dental treatment not covered unless it relates to an injury or illness though.
    They don't make it simple do they! On the plus side Tango ate his first pellets since Thursday's dental last night

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    I have found in the past, dependant on the Insurer, that dental issues are covered, particularly if they form part of a 'bigger picture' such as there having been ulceration of the cheek or tongue due to spurs

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    He's with Pets at Home not my favourite company now I've heard a little more about them but he was too old to change by then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Buddy View Post
    I don't know how accurate this is but my local vet (I've not used them for dental treatment yet). told me insurers don't pay for the actual dental but do pay for the GA, overnight stays etc as needed. So the bit you've quoted fits with what she told me but she said on their invoices the dental is about ??12 but the GA is listed separately as 60, so the amount they actually don't pay is minimal compared to the overall. The claims I have made and had paid were through my rabbit specialist so don't know how they've worded it. But even if they pay for everything bar the "cost of burring" etc it's not bad.
    I can request a breakdown if costs, maybe I'll do that and see if it's worth it with the excess

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    He's with Pets at Home not my favourite company now I've heard a little more about them but he was too old to change by then!

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    But if the policies are being managed by PetPlan now, then perhaps there's more of a chance of getting dental stuff paid for

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    I can request a breakdown if costs, maybe I'll do that and see if it's worth it with the excess

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    If the Insurance does refuse to pay up maybe you could discuss setting up a payment plan with your Vet. So each week or month you agree to pay the Vet a set amount, rather than having to pay for treatment in full every time a Dental is needed. Not all Vets will agree to this, often large chains of Vets are less obliging. Individually owned Practices tend to be more flexible and whilst they cannot run their business as a 'Charity' they are often more likely to try to help a client who may be struggling to fund treatment for an ongoing problem. There is nothing to be lost by asking

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    I can request a breakdown if costs, maybe I'll do that and see if it's worth it with the excess

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