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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Swallowed a Cloth

Athena is a mischievous young Saint Bernard who got into some trouble this past week. She swallowed a cloth that had to be surgically removed from her intestine! Athena was experiencing some gastrointestinal problems, so her owner took her into the vet where she had X-rays taken. They noticed a blockage, so she was taken into surgery.

According to the vet’s notes, the obstruction was removed without complications. She should be just fine, though she has to wear an e-collar until the sutures are removed.

Pet insurance claim amount: $3,424.70
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fee: -$195.00
Unrelated charges (spay): $121.00
10% co-pay: -$310.87
Trupanion repaid: $2,797.83

If you’ve got a pet that likes to eat inedible objects, then it’s a good idea to consider pet insurance!

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.

2 Responses to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Swallowed a Cloth

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  2. Heather R. says:

    Wow, what an unusual thing to happen! I guess puppies really will eat anything!

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