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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Heat Stroke

As we all know, German Shepherds have a thick, cozy coat which allows them to withstand colder temperatures than our fair-coated furry friends. Unfortunately, this also means that they are more susceptible to the negative effects of warm temperatures and Zeus is a prime example.

Zeus the German Shepherd who lives in the south recently had a trip to the veterinarian because of heat stroke. The 3-year-old dog spent 10 days at the clinic receiving care for kidney failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). DIC is a condition in which the proteins and platelets coagulate within the blood stream, causing small blood clots throughout the body.

Fortunately Zeus survived the ordeal, but this claim is an important reminder to provide a cool safe-haven for pets during the heat of summer and to never leave pets in cars, even if the windows are cracked.

Total claim amount: $6,473.66
Deductible applied: -$100.00
Exam fees: -$131.25
Unrelated costs (food): -$69.70
10% co-insurance: -$617.27
Trupanion repaid: $5,555.44

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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