Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Peritonitis - The Trupanion Blog
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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Peritonitis

Buddy is a young, 1-year-old mixed breed dog. Unfortunately, Buddy recently experienced a serious health issue with peritonitis. The peritoneum is the lining of the abdominal cavity and peritonitis is the inflammation of this lining. If the condition becomes severe, it can become filled with excess fluid.

Some signs of this condition are vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and abdominal pain. Treatment includes IV fluids and medications, and surgery in cases where the condition is very serious.

Buddy’s condition was very serious and he needed exploratory surgery. Buddy was at the emergency veterinary clinic for 18 days receiving medication, care and monitoring.

Total claim amount: $9,709.51
Deductible applied: -$0 ($500 deductible met)
Exam fees: -$0
10% co-insurance: -$970.95
Trupanion repaid: $8,738.56
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