Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Bufo Toad Toxicity - The Trupanion Blog
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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Bufo Toad Toxicity

Last week I wrote about the dangers of the bufo toad which is found in southern Florida. Unfortunately as I scanned through claims, I spotted one for Lola the 7-month-old small mixed breed dog who had a near-death experience because of a bufo toad.

This is an unfortunate coincidence, but hopefully her story can be used to educate all of our pet-loving friends in Florida. Just one lick of a bufo toad can seriously harm your pet, and any dog or cat who comes in contact with a bufo toad needs to seek veterinary care immediately. Symptoms include foaming at the mouth, seizures and even coma.

Fortunately, Lola made it to the veterinary clinic in time to receive emergency treatment and is now doing much better.

Total claim amount: $1,530.38
Deductible applied: -$0
Exam fees: -$125.00
10% co-insurance: -$140.54
Trupanion repaid: $1,264.84

Thanks to Shelley for letting us know that Lola is recovering well!

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