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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Obstipation and Septic Peritonitis

Cheddar the cat has an owner who sure is thankful that he’s insured! He has been experiencing complications with obstipation which is a form of severe constipation, as well as septic peritonitis which is inflammation of the lining inside the abdomen. Cheddar needed surgery on his colon.

His owner notes:

He’s at home now finally after 5 weeks at the hospital. Doing not too bad considering it all! I think he’s used up most of his 9 lives now what with his history of laryngeal mass, subtotal colectomy and dehiscience and subsequent sepsis, esophagastotomy tube and all the multiple blood transfusions he’s needed!

Total claim amount: $20,412.12
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fees: -$0.00
10% co-insurance: -$2,041.21
Trupanion repaid: $18,370.91

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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