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Pet Insurance Claim of the week: Luxating Patella

This week’s pet insurance claim mention is for Sophie the dog who recently underwent surgery to repair a luxating patella.

Patellar luxation occurs when the kneecap (patella) luxates, or moves out of place, which causes pain and creates difficulty for the animal to walk on the affected leg. Sometimes it can easily move back into place and be fine, but if this keeps occurring, it wears down the bones an increases the likelihood of it happening again. Surgery is usually the best option to prevent the patella from displacing again.

Luckily Sophie had pet insurance when this occurred. Her owners were able to get her the best treatment without worrying about the cost.

Pet insurance claim amount: $3,205.95
Deductible applied: $0.00
10% co-pay: -$320.59
Trupanion repaid: $2,885.36

This condition is common among many dog breeds and surgery can be expensive which is why it’s a good idea to consider dog insurance.

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.

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