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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Hip Dysplasia

This week’s featured claim is for Maisey Rae the Chocolate Labrador Retriever dog who was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. Maisey is just a year old and began displaying symptoms of the condition a few months ago.

Hip dysplasia is a condition in which the hip bones do not properly develop so that the “ball in socket” joint is very loosely formed. Ultimately, it causes the afflicted animal pain and possible arthritis. Maisey needed hip replacement surgery but her outlook is positive and she can continue to enjoy her youth and the rest of her life!

Total claim amount: $8,488.15
Deductible applied: $0 ($250 deductible met on a previous claim)
Exam fees: -$115.00
10% co-insurance: -$837.31
Trupanion repaid: $7,535.84

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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