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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Foxtail

Foxtails truly are scary! A few weeks ago, Heather wrote a blog post about the dangers of foxtails here on this blog.

This week’s claim of the week is about a mixed-breed dog named Ellie who is about 2 years old and lives in California. She has had a number of claims for the same issue over the past three weeks when the owners first noticed her hacking, coughing, and drooling. They did notice her eating foxtails.

A week later, the owners noticed a mass on Ellie’s throat which soon became infected. This most recent claim is for the neck surgery that Ellie needed to get the foxtail removed.

Total claim amount: $4,403.00
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fees: -$90.00
10% co-insurance: -$431.30
Trupanion repaid: $3,881.70

Ellie’s bills for this incident totaled over $7,400!

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.

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