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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: IVDD

This week’s pet insurance claim is for Fleck the Shar Pei who was diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease. He had been experiencing back and neck pain the weeks prior, until it was determined that there was a bigger issue. Fortunately all of these trips to the veterinarian were covered!

IVDD occurs when the cartilage discs of the back become damaged or worn down. Fleck needed surgery and spent 10 days at the vet!

Pet insurance claim amount: $11,520.38
Deductible applied: $0.00
Exam fee: -$350.00
Unrelated charges: -$70.00
10% co-pay: -$1,110.04
Trupanion repaid: $9,990.34

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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