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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Total Hip Replacement

Nikki the Akita is about a year-and-a-half old. She was recently diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia and needed hip replacement surgery.

Hip dysplasia is a condition of the hip joints not fitting properly together that threatens larger breed dogs. It typically requires surgery, but prognosis is good and dogs who are treated continue to live happy, normal lives.

Nikki will need to rest and recover for a number of weeks before she can get back to her old self.

Total claim amount: $6,700.00
Deductible applied: $0.00
Exam fees: -$0.00
10% co-insurance: -$670.00
Trupanion repaid: $6,030.00


Two other interesting claims to note this week are for two different dogs who had severe cases of pneumonia. Their veterinary bills were over $21,000 for one dog and over $17,000 for the other. Unfortunately, neither dog made it, but their stories are a testimony to pet insurance which can provide valuable support and help during such a difficult time for each of the pet owners.

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