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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Disc Disease

This is the story of a little dachshund named Shelby. Shelby was recently diagnosed with and underwent treatment for intervertebral disc disease.

This disc disease is characterized by the damage or degeneration of the cartilage discs of the back. Symptoms range from neck and back pain to severe pain, paralysis, and loss of bladder control.

In some cases, such as Shelby’s, surgery is necessary, so it’s a good thing her parents had her insured!

Pet insurance claim amount: $6,089.16
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fee: -$215.00
Recheck: -$80.00
10% co-pay: -$579.42
Trupanion repaid: $5,214.74

If you’ve got a low-rider dog that may be prone to disc disease, pet insurance is a good idea for you and your little pet. Feel free to visit our site and get a free quote and see which options are right for you.

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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