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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Osetochondritis Dissecans

This week’s claim of the week is for a dog that was recently treated for OCD. Unlike the familiar human condition, obsessive compulsive disorder, the condition that affects our pets stands for Osteochondritis Dissecans.

Reggie is a young Chocolate Labrador Retriever that experienced a soft tissue injury and was diagnosed with OCD on his right hock. He received treatment including surgery, medications, and a harness and sling for recovery.

Pet insurance claim amount: $2,516.57
Deductible applied: -$22.00
Exam fee: -$0.00
10% co-pay: -$249.46
Trupanion repaid: $2,245.11

This condition may occur in either the front or hind legs which is why pet insurance makes sense. It can provide good reassurance that you’ll be covered should your pet come down with a condition that is expensive to treat!

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: Osetochondritis Dissecans

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  2. Heather R. says:

    Sounds painful. Glad he is on the way to recovery!

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