Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Zinc Phosphide Poisoning - The Trupanion Blog
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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Zinc Phosphide Poisoning

This week’s featured pet insurance claim is for Weller, a young German Shepherd who had an unfortunate incident with zinc phosphide and became poisoned. Zinc phosphide is an inorganic chemical compound that is often mixed with food to be used as a rodenticide. It is not uncommon for pets to stumble upon rat poisoning or antifreeze and become poisoned themselves which is why it’s a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and your pet’s whereabouts and also to consider insuring your pet.

Weller had to go into intensive care and spent 6 days at the veterinarian receiving various medications, blood work, oxygen therapy, and blood and plasma administration. After a whirlwind of treatments, it appears that Weller should be alright.

Total claim amount: $12,164.58
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Unrelated charges: -$92.00
Exam fees: -$120.00
10% co-insurance: -$1,195.26
Trupanion repaid: $10,757.32

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