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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Fell off chair

Miniature dachshunds, while cute and unique with their long hot-dog-like appearance, actually have quite fragile backs. Eddie the 5-year-old mini dachshund is no exception. Eddie recently fell off a chair and injured disks in his back, causing intervertebral disc disease.

Eddie was taken to the emergency veterinarian where he had radiographs taken. He needed surgery and follow-up CT scanning.

Total claim amount: $7,262.06
Deductible applied: -$250.00
Exam fees: -$244.25
10% co-insurance: -$676.78
Trupanion repaid: $6,091.03

Eddie is a good reminder of how fragile smaller dogs can be as well as the importance of having pet insurance.

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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