Jake is a two-year-old Great Dane who unfortunately recently experienced a case of bloat. This life threatening condition occurs when a dog (typically only larger dogs) eats or drinks too quickly, or is physically active shortly after eating or drinking. Because the food/water has not passed into the intestines and is still sitting in the stomach, there is the chance of the stomach twisting over itself from too much physical activity and blocking off the passageway.
When this condition occurs, it’s imperative to seek veterinary care immediately. Jake’s owner noticed that Jake looked like he needed to vomit, but couldn’t, and that his stomach looked very bloated. She rushed him to the emergency vet. Jake was treated with IV fluids, gastric decompression, and was taken into surgery. He has been recovering well!
Pet insurance claim amount: $7,289.89
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fee: -$0.00
10% co-pay: -$728.99
Trupanion repaid: $6,560.90
If you have a large breed dog, it’s a great idea to consider pet insurance because bloat can happen quickly and unexpectedly and be very expensive!