Just this week, we posted a blog about how human medications can poison our pets. This week’s claim of the week is for Crowbar the Yorkiepoo that accidentally swallowed some Tylenol. Crowbar needed some medications and activated charcoal therapy. Activated charcoal is often used for toxicity as it is extremely absorbent and can attract the drug that was swallowed.
Pet insurance claim amount: $1,868.00
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fees: -$160.00
10% co-pay: -$170.80
Trupanion repaid: $1,537.20
It is important to keep all medications sealed and kept far out of reach of our pets to prevent poisonings such as this. If you’ve got a pet that tends to gobble up anything that is dropped on the floor, then a good safety precaution is to shut the door while you take medications just in case any should fall on the floor.
Of course, pet insurance can provide good peace of mind in case an accident does occur.