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Rattlesnakes, Porcupines & Your Dog or Cat – Trupanion

Princess, a Cocker Spaniel, recently had an unfortunate incident with a rattlesnake! Luckily, her owners had her insured so their wallets didn’t have to feel as much of a bite.

The poor girl was very disoriented, was panting rapidly, and on the verge of paralysis when admitted to the veterinary hospital. She went into critical care and needed various fluids, medications, and blood work.

Scary enough, this was not the first time that the owners of Princess have experienced a pet getting bit by a rattlesnake.

Pet insurance claim amount: $9,234.15
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fees: -$95.48
10% co-pay: -$913.87
Trupanion repaid: $8,224.80

Pet insurance helps to cover the costs of the unexpected. You never know if your dog or cat might have a run-in with a rattlesnake, porcupine, or other dangerous wild animal!

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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