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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Foreign Body Ingestion

We see claims for foreign body ingestion on a weekly basis. Pets are curious and mischievous and not always super smart which means they sometimes eat things that they shouldn’t.

Ozzy is a 2-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who recently made an emergency trip to the vet for a foreign body ingestion. There, he received X-rays, IV fluids and anesthesia to prepare him for surgery. The poor guy had to leave with an E-collar but he should recover just fine!

Total claim amount: $3,360.12
Deductible applied: -$100.00
Exam fees: -$56.00
Unrelated charges (routine care): -$69.89
10% co-insurance: -$313.42
Trupanion repaid: $2,820.81

We are glad to have been able to help Ozzy and hope that he learned his lesson!

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: Foreign Body Ingestion

  1. Heather says:

    Silly dogs! They just can’t help themselves! I’m glad he is going to be okay.

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