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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Jaundice

This week’s featured claim is about a 13-year-old cat named Casey. As we all know, senior years bring potential for age-related health conditions and Casey is no exception. She is recently experiencing complications with her liver including cholangiohepatitis and hepatic icterus.

Cholangiohepatitis is a condition in which the bile passages become inflamed. Hepatic icterus (jaundice) is a sign of complications of the liver.

Casey spent a few days at the emergency veterinary clinic receiving medication and close monitoring. We are keeping her in our thoughts with hopes that she will pull through.

Total claim amount: $5,035.00
Deductible applied: -$100.00
Exam fees: -$74.00
10% co-insurance: -$486.10
Trupanion repaid: $4,374.90

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.

2 Responses to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Jaundice

  1. Krista says:

    Hi, I’m Casey’s owner, Krista. She is indeed lucky we had Trupanion for her. She is doing much better and we are still hoping she makes a full recovery soon. The liver is a very important organ and so she is still having repercussions, but she has gained over 4 lbs and is back to her healthy weight and eating on her own. She had to be fed through an esophogeal feeding tube for 6 weeks, but this has been out now for 8 weeks. I’m particularly grateful because all of this happened on my birthday and I was able to know she would be taken care of. Thanks so much.

    • Stacy says:

      Hi Krista,
      Thank you for updating us on Casey’s health. That is so great to hear that she is eating and has gained weight! It sounds like she is on her way to 100% and will be a happy, playful kitty in no time.

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