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Pets and Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) – Trupanion

This week’s pet insurance claim of the week is for a Portugese Water Dog puppy named Gibbs. He was diagnosed with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia which is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own red blood cells.

Some symptoms include rapid breathing, lethargy, pale gums, dark urine, weakness, and loss of appetite. Gibbs’ treatment included blood transfusion, plasma transfusion, and various medications.

Pet insurance claim amount: $3,918.61
Deductible applied: $250.00
Exam fee: -$120.00
10% co-pay: -$354.86
Trupanion repaid: $3,193.75

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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