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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: IBD

This week’s featured pet insurance claim is for Harmony the 5-year-old mixed-breed dog who recently experienced some serious health complications. She was rushed to the emergency vet for lymphocytic/plasmacytic gastroenteritis, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Secondary issues with this condition were septicemia and bacterimia which are conditions in which the bloodstream becomes infected by bacteria and can be life-threatening.

Harmony was at the clinic for 6 days receiving surgery, medications, fluids, and regular monitoring. Harmony was released and we are wishing her a quick recovery.

Costs can quickly add up in an emergency situation as you will see below. It’s fortunate that Harmony’s owner had her insured so that she could take care of all the necessary veterinary treatment without cost concerns.

Total claim amount: $12,216.99
Deductible applied: $500.00
Exam fees: -$149.00
10% co-insurance: -$1159.80
Trupanion repaid: $10,411.19

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