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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Grape Toxicity

Many pet owners may not be aware that grapes and raisins are fairly toxic to pets. It is still undetermined what exactly causes grapes to be so dangerous. The first signs of grape ingestion are vomiting and diarrhea, loss of appetite and weakness. Grape poisoning can ultimately lead to renal failure.

This week’s featured claim is for not one, but two dogs in the same household that got into some grapes and had to go to the vet! Treatment for grape toxicity included induced vomiting, charcoal pills to absorb the toxins, and IV fluids for both dogs.

Total claim amount for Archie: $1,795.64
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fee: -$79.50
Unrelated charges: -$12.29
10% co-insurance: -$170.39
Trupanion repaid: $1,533.47

Total claim amount for Tae: $2,004.79
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fee: -$79.50
Unrelated charges: -$6.55
10% co-insurance: -$191.87
Trupanion repaid: $1,726.87


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2 Responses to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Grape Toxicity

  1. Heather R. says:

    This is such a good reminder. Grapes are NOT good for our precious pups. Glad these two made it through okay!

  2. Sara says:

    My little dog filed a few claims with you after a well-meaning friend shared grapes with her at a get-together at my house. Unfortunately, I didn’t find out about her dangerous treat until the next morning when she was not well. I took her to the vet, found her kidney values were elevated, and eventually pieced together what had happened. Thankfully she recovered with treatment– but grapes are now banned from our home! Otherwise, it would worry me constantly that another friend might decide to share a treat with the dog without knowing how dangerous something as seemingly innocent as a grape can be.

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