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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Swallowed Peach Pit


Apollo is a 1-year-old Shih Tzu that unfortunately recently got a hold of– and swallowed– a peach pit! A pit in the belly of a little dog is not a good combination which is why Apollo had to visit the veterinary clinic for surgery. After the foreign body removal surgery, the little pup was sent home with medications to rest and feel better.

His owner says that he is recovering wonderfully and getting back to acting like his old self.

Total claim amount: $1,915.83
Deductible applied: -$63
Exam fees: -$0.00
10% co-insurance: -$169.31
Trupanion repaid: $1,467.11

Dogs and cats, especially young ones, are curious by nature and may swallow things that they shouldn’t. It’s fortunate that Apollo was able to receive timely care so that he can continue enjoying his puppyhood!

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One Response to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Swallowed Peach Pit

  1. Hairless Cat says:

    Hi Stacy,

    Scary story, a peach pit can’t digest and is probably too big to pass.

    Good thing Trupanion was there and the pet parent took her to the veterinarian quickly to get it removed. Glad Apollo is okay now.

    Cats and dogs especially seem to go around swallowing things. Maybe the peach pit smelled good to Apollo so he ate it.

    One of my hobbies is sewing. I have to be real careful about not leaving small bits of fabric, threads, and needles out. I wouldn’t want my cats to swallow them.

    This article brings to mind the importance of pet-proofing a house and keeping a close eye on pets who are allowed outside. They might swallow something dangerous to them.

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

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