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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Wobbler’s Syndrome

Oliver is a 6-year-old Mastiff recently made a vet clinic visit for probable Wobbler’s syndrome. Also known as Cervical Vertebral Instability, this condition is a result of compression in the spinal cord which can be caused by disc protrusion or malformation of the vertebrae. When the compression affects areas of the spinal cord involved with limb movement, it can result in difficulty walking and “wobbly” limbs.

Symptoms include difficulty walking, neck pain, and muscle weakening. The best treatment for this condition is surgery to decompress the affected area, in combination with rehabilitative therapy.

Oliver’s stay at the veterinary clinic included radiographs and an MRI scan.

Total claim amount: $2,680.75
Deductible applied: -$0
Exam fees: -$0
10% co-insurance: -$268.07
Trupanion repaid: $2,412.68

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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