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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Swallowed Mouse Toy

Razzmatazz the Maine Coon kitten is not even 11 months old yet and has already “down 2 of his 9 lives” as his owner put it. The curious kitty recently swallowed a little toy mouse and has needed two surgeries (the second surgery for a hairball). He first showed signs of stomach issues and the root of the problem was soon discovered via an ultrasound.

The young kitty spent two days at the emergency clinic for this surgery and is now home and recovering. He even got his stitches out on Friday and his owner noted that he is “happy to be without the cone around his neck, and again with free reign in the house.”

Total claim amount: $4,225.00
Deductible applied: -$0
Exam fees: -$264.00
10% co-insurance: -$396.10
Trupanion repaid: $3,564.90

Thank you very much, Judith, for letting us share Razzmatazz’ story!

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: Swallowed Mouse Toy

  1. Hairless Cat says:

    Hi Stacy,

    Oh no! Twice?

    Hairball blockage once, and toy mouse the second time.

    Maine Coons have a lot of long hair. They need to be brushed daily or they do get hairball blockage. That’s life threatening.

    The mouse thing could happen to any cat but the hairball blockage can be prevented in the future.

    I am really glad to hear that Razzmatazz made it through, thanx to Trupanion.

    Glad he’s able to run around the house again.

    =^..^= Hairless Cat Girl =^..^=

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