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Osteosarcoma (Cancer of Bone) Dog or Cat – Trupanion

Poor Wyatt the Saint Bernard is not even four years old yet, but has been going through some tough times.

He recently had to have his right forelimb amputated due to an osteolytic lesion. An osteolytic lesion is a concentrated area of severe bone loss which may be due to cancer, high blood calcium, or other diseases.

Unfortunately, Wyatt was later diagnosed with osteosarcoma (cancer of the bone) which appears to have been the cause for the bone lesion. Osteosarcoma is more common among larger dogs and occurs as a tumor that breaks down the bone which eventually needs to be amputated.

Pet insurance claim amount – Osteosarcoma: $561.87
Deductible applied: $0.00
Exam fee: -$125.00
10% co-pay: -$43.69
Trupanion repaid: $393.18

Pet insurance claim amount – Forelimb Amputation: $4,867.50
Deductible applied: $0.00
10% co-pay: -$486.75
Trupanion repaid: $4,380.75

Pet insurance from Trupanion covers the costs of diagnosis, treatment, and medications for cancer and osteosarcoma. Check out our free quote generator and consider a pet health insurance plan for your large-breed dog.

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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