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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Colonic Volvulus

Lexie is a German Shepherd Dog who recently underwent surgery to for colonic volvulus.

Colonic volvulus is the twisting in the gastrointestinal tract of the colon and/or intestines, and is very similar to Gastric Volvulus (Bloat) in dogs. Like bloat, it can occur when the dog eats or drinks large quantities in a short amount of time.

Symptoms include vomiting or attempting to vomit, and it can be diagnosed via X-rays. Fortunately, Lexie received the proper treatment and had pet insurance to pay for the costs.

Pet insurance claim amount: $3,723.34
Deductible applied: -$300.00
Unrelated charges: -$200.00
Exam fee: -$105.00
10% co-pay: -$311.83
Trupanion repaid: $2,806.51

Our pets and their health are unpredictable which is why you may want to consider a pet insurance plan. Check out a free quote and pricing options on our website.

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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