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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Premature Closure of Ulna


This week’s claim features a sweet Beagle named Buttercup whose owner was kind enough to post a photo of her on our Facebook page. Buttercup has been dealing with complications of premature closure of her right distal ulnar growth plate. Essentially what this means is that of the bones in her front right leg, one was growing faster than the other, causing pain and lameness.

Buttercup has made various veterinary visits for diagnostics, surgery, and hospitalization. She is currently undergoing stem cell therapy as well. Buttercup’s veterinary bills have totaled over $8,000 for this condition so far. Get well soon sweet girl!

Total claim amount: $5,385.00
Deductible applied: -$0 ($500 deductible met)
Exam fees: -$0
Other costs (stem cell therapy): -$600.00
10% co-insurance: -$478.50
Trupanion repaid: $4,306.50

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One Response to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Premature Closure of Ulna

  1. JJ Pom says:

    Poor Buttercup! glad her procedure was covered. hope you get well soon, Buttercup.

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