Pet insurance coverage for cancer treatment

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Cancer in dogs & cats

Cancer affects dogs and cats just as it does humans. Sadly, the odds of pets getting cancer are much higher than you might expect.

  • 1 in 4 pets are diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life*

  • 50% of dogs over the age of 10 are diagnosed with cancer**

  • Cancer is the number 1 cause of death in senior pets*

*American Veterinary Medical Association

**National Center for Biotechnology Information

Range of treatment costs for pets with cancer

Cancer in pets is very costly to diagnose, treat, and manage. Treatment expenses alone can include:

  • Consultation fees: $150-$250/appointment

  • Chemotherapy: $150-$600/dose

  • Radiation: $1,000-$6,000

Common Types of Cancer in Dogs and Cats

Cancer in pets presents in many forms, and it can happen at any age. The good news is that many are treatable when they’re caught early. Learn more about common types of cancer in pets and what to look for:

Embrace Pet Insurance covers all types of cancer. And while no pet insurance company covers pre-existing conditions, if your pet was diagnosed with one type of cancer prior to the start of coverage, Embrace will still cover an unrelated diagnosis of a different type of cancer.

How our pet cancer treatment coverage helps

We’re here to make sure you and your pet get the best cancer treatment available, no matter the cost. Embrace’s pet cancer coverage includes:

  • Consultation/exam fees

  • Diagnostics & testing

  • Radiation therapy

  • Chemotherapy

  • Surgery & hospitalization

  • Rehabilitation

  • Complementary Treatments*

  • Follow-up care

*Complementary treatments were previously called alternative therapies.

Cancer Claim Stories

Receiving a cancer diagnosis for your pet is devastating, but it doesn’t have to devastate your finances. See how Embrace helped these pet parents when their pet’s cancer treatment bills climbed into the thousands of dollars.