Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Swallowed Rocks

Rexi the Westie is 5 years old and has a taste for rocks. Unfortunately, his curiousity got the best of him and he earned a trip to the veterinary clinic!

Rexi had radiographs taken of his abdomen where his veterinarian learned that he had swallowed some rocks. His condition required surgery to remove them. Rexi stayed at the veterinary clinic for three days receiving care to nurse him back to health. He should be doing just fine, but hopefully he has learned not to eat any more rocks!

Total claim amount: $3,679.71
Deductible applied: $0
Exam fees: -$85.00
Unrelated charges (50% prescription dog food): $30.52
10% co-insurance: -$356.42
Trupanion repaid: $3,207.77

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.

3 Responses to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Swallowed Rocks

  1. Bensmith says:

    I am really glad that I am not an avid pet lover. I really think it is expensive to own a dog or a cat. It is a big responsibility as well. However, I do think how pet insurance can be necessary for pet owners. You just don’t know what health issues your pet will run into. Even though it is just a pet, you have to treat them, right? So, it could be costly.
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  2. Iggy says:

    Iggy was thirteen week old English Bulldog. After his first trip to the Vet she recommended we take out the insurance. I sent in the 30 day free policy and decided the next day to take out the policy for good.Well, on the 31st day after taking out the policy,Iggy swallowed a plastic cap on a doorstop. He required surgery to remove it. Cost $1886.00. I guy is now fine.I was so glad to have taken out the policy. BTW my neighbor raises thorough breed dogs told me he averaged $6000 a year in vet care without insurance. My advice -get it

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