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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Torn Cruciate Ligament

Chewy the English Bulldog recently had an accident in which both of his cruciate ligaments were torn. He is a young dog, at almost two years old, but apparently likes to play hard based on his injuries!

Chewy’s hind limbs became lame and continued to get worse to the point that they were very painful and he could not sit at a full squat. Chewy’s owners were interested in a TPLO surgery and sent in a pre-approval form to Trupanion to ensure that they would receive coverage. After receiving approval, they went ahead with the TPLO surgery. TPLO is a surgery in which the bones are restructured to stabilize the joint.

Total claim amount: $6,242.89
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fees: -$0.00
10% co-insurance: -$624.29
Trupanion repaid: $5,618.60

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.

One Response to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Torn Cruciate Ligament

  1. Heather says:

    TWO torn cruciate ligaments at the same time?! Poor Chewy! Glad he is got the surgery he needed and hope he is on his way to a full recovery. :)

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