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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Kidney Problems

Guinness

Guinness the domestic cat is about 9 years old. She recently made a very serious visit to the veterinary clinic for bilateral ureteral obstruction. The ureters are the passageways for urine to pass from the kidneys to the bladder.

When this condition occurs, a cat will show signs of straining to urinate, frequent urination, lethargy, vomiting, abdominal pain, and weight loss. An affected cat may act unusual and angry as they can be in severe pain. Urinary obstruction requires emergency treatment as it can lead to kidney failure.

Guinness spent 9 days at the veterinary clinic receiving care and treatment including dialysis and a subcutaneous ureteral bypass.

Total claim amount: $14,681.24
Deductible applied: -$0
Exam fees: -$160.00
50% prescription food: -$6.00
10% co-insurance: -$1,451.52
Trupanion repaid: $13,063.72

Guinness after treatment

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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