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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Back Injury

Poor Rex the 2-year-old Dachshund recently injured his back by falling off of a step at home. Dachshunds are prone to back problems due to their long bodies and short legs and unfortunately, Rex was not immune. After his accident, Rex was experiencing pain and unable to walk so his owner took him to the emergency clinic.

Unfortunately, Rex was diagnosed with IVDD (intervertebral disc disease) which means that some of the disc cartilage in his back was damaged. Rex underwent surgery for his back. We are wishing Rex a speedy recovery!

Total claim amount: $6,566.44
Deductible applied: $200.00
Exam fees: -$292.00
10% co-insurance: -$607.44
Trupanion repaid: $5,467.00

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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