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Pet Insurance Success Story from Samantha


Pet Name: Samantha
Treated For: Foreign body ingestion
Total Repaid: $2,964.23
Time to Process Claim: Within two weeks

In December 2007 Samantha decided to eat some Christmas ribbon which had been wrapped around a present under the tree. On December 27th she began vomiting everything she ate (probably in the last few days), including the water that I had forced down her. This is a cat who has never even really had “fur balls” so I knew something was wrong and rushed her to the emergency vet clinic. They did a bunch of tests and decided that surgery was needed. Samantha ended up spending 4 days at the emergency vet clinic and had a lot of ribbon removed from her system – her surgery incision was from below her rib cage and went to between her hind legs.

Not once in these 4 days did I worry about how I was going to pay for this. The peace of mind alone is worth getting Trupanion.

Even though I don’t think Samantha has learned her lesson, I certainly did and no presents go under the tree that have even a tiny bit of ribbon on them.

- Mary-Jean

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

One Response to Pet Insurance Success Story from Samantha

  1. Suellen Truesdell says:

    Boy, can my kitty and I relate to the ribbon eating fettish! Never got into any trouble though, fortunately! I am glad Samantha was OK.

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