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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Ruptured Stomach

Camerata is an 11-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever has been experiencing complications with her stomach. She has been spending a lot of time (9 days!) at the veterinary clinic this December.

Camerata was an unfortunate victim of bloat, a life-threatening condition to which larger dogs are susceptible. She experienced an injury to her stomach which resulted in septic abdomen which is when bacteria leaks out and into other parts of the body. During her stomach surgery, Camerata also had a splenectomy.

Total claim amount: $16,055.78
Deductible applied: -$0.00 ($1,000 deductible met on a previous claim for this incident)
Exam fees: -$65.00
Unrelated charges: -$1,390.63
10% co-insurance: -$1,460.01
Trupanion repaid: $13,140.14

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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