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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Benny a 10-month-old Havanese who was recently diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease. This condition is most commonly caused by either Crohn’s disease, which affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract, or ulcerative colitis, which occurs around the colon. Symptoms of IBD include vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and abdominal pain.

Benny received a colonoscopy and endoscopy during his 5-day stay in the veterinary clinic. Medications were used to reduce the inflammation and treat other symptoms and he was sent home with a whole handful of prescription medications. Benny should be just fine and his owner is thankful for pet insurance!

Total claim amount: $4,550.00
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Exam fees: -$65.00
Unrelated charges (50% of pet food): -$24.00
10% co-insurance: -$446.10
Trupanion repaid: $4,014.90

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.

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