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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Swallowed String

Stella is a young 6-month-old kitten who recently gave her new owners a scare! She was taken to the emergency veterinary clinic for a foreign body ingestion of a string.

When pets swallow foreign objects, they pose a potential danger. Some lucky pets will pass the object, while others can face complications of internal damage, or the object getting stuck. Fortunately, Stella received timely veterinary care to alleviate the situation. Stella’s veterinarian took radiographs to assess the situation and it was determined that she would need surgery.

Fortunately, everything went well and Stella has already gotten her stitches out. Her kitty friend Charlie is very happy that she is feeling better so they can get back to running around and playing tag.

Total claim amount: $2,910.36
Deductible applied: -$450
Exam fees: -$77.50
10% co-insurance: -$238.29
Trupanion repaid: $2,144.57

Thanks to Jennifer for letting us share Stella’s story and adorable photo!

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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