Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Pyothorax - The Trupanion Blog
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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Pyothorax

Pyothorax is a condition in which the chest cavity fills up with fluid or pus. When this area fills up, it leaves less room for the lungs to expand for breathing which causes shallow, rapid breathing in the affected animal. In dogs, this condition is typically caused by plant material, and in this particular case, pieces of grass were found.

Dallas is a 8-month-old Labrador Retriever puppy who unfortunately went through this terrifying experience. He was in the veterinary clinic for two weeks receiving treatment, monitoring, and care. He has since been released to go home and recover and we are hoping for the best!

Total claim amount: $13,286.38
Deductible applied: $0.00 ($250 deductible met)
Exam fees: -$240.00
10% co-insurance: -$1,304.64
Trupanion repaid: $11,741.74

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