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Dog Blood Transfusion Treats Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia – Trupanion

9/10  Thank you Trupanion!!
One week before Thanksgiving our 2 year old Mastiff became ill. Upon waking Thursday morning she was lethargic and disinterested in eating/going out. I left work early to get her to our vet. Initially they suspected an intestinal blockage per xrays. Upon doing blood work they found her red blood count was down to 9% and she needed an immediate transfusion. We rushed down to the nearest emergency care facility (an hour away) where she was diagnosed with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA). She spent the better part of ten days at the facility receiving round the clock care and numerous blood transfusions and expensive immunosuppressants. She finally began to stabilize after 8 days. My wife and I were worried that we were going to have to make the hard choice. Thank goodness we didn’t. We submitted a claim of over 10k to Trupanion. They covered everything save for our $100 deductible and a 10% copay. She still has a long way to go, 6-8 month of treatment, and even then there is no guarantee that her disease won’t strike again. But we feel confident that if it returns (or if another problem comes up), Trupanion will take care of us. Not only would I recommend them to anyone I know, I will never have another dog that isn’t insured by Trupanion.


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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