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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Mast Cell Tumor

Sampson the 6-year-old mixed-breed dog was recently taken to the veterinary clinic to diagnose a mass on his paw. It turns out that the mass was a mast cell tumor.

Mast cell tumors are cancerous and can be mild or seriously aggressive. It is important for them to be diagnosed and treated as they can spread throughout the body and they pose a threat if the chemicals that are produced get released. These chemicals can damage organs of the body and cause problems such as internal bleeding and gastric ulcers.

Sampson has been receiving timely veterinary care to ensure good health. His veterinary visit included a session of radiation therapy as well as other diagnostic tests. We are hoping for the best outcome for Sampson.

Total claim amount: $6,206.28
Deductible applied: -$0 ($500 deductible met)
Exam fees: -$0
Unrelated/Other costs: -$134.02
10% co-insurance: -$607.23
Trupanion repaid: $5,465.03

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.

One Response to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Mast Cell Tumor

  1. Sarai says:

    We can’t thank you enough Trupanion!
    Thank you!
    Sampson’s Mom

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