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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Brachycephalic Syndrome

This week’s featured pet insurance claim is for an English Bulldog named Lola.

She experienced severe cases of bronchopneumonia and brachycephalic syndrome. Lola experienced aggressive veterinary treatment, including surgery to correct stenotic nares and an elongated soft palate, oxygen support, nebulizers, IV  fluids, antibiotics, and more. Despite their best efforts, Lola continued to be unstable and experience severe respiratory distress and her owners elected for humane euthanization.

Pet insurance claim amount: $10,283.24
Deductible applied: -$500.00
Unrelated charges: -$42.67 Exam fee: -$0.00
10% co-pay: -$974.06
Trupanion repaid: $8,766.51

During difficult times such as these, it is a relief to have pet insurance to cover veterinary costs so the owners have one less thing to worry about.

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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