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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Bread Dough Ingestion

pug dog pet insurance beach TrupanionThis week’s featured pet insurance claim is about an 8-month-old Pug named Georgie. Georgie unfortunately recently ate some bread dough which made him very sick.

During the holiday season with all the extra baking, it’s important to keep dough out of pets’ reach. Yeast in rising dough converts sugars into ethanol. When yeast dough is consumed by a pet, the warmth of his/her belly promotes fermentation of ethanol and can lead to ethanol toxicosis.

The first signs of yeast dough ingestion are vomiting and gas. When toxicosis sets in, the animal will display behavioral changes such as loss of coordination and loss of bladder control. It’s important to seek veterinary care immediately.

Georgie was rushed to the emergency veterinary clinic where he received immediate care including IV fluids and medication.

Georgie has recovered and is now home to enjoy the holidays and being a puppy.

Total claim amount: $880.13
Deductible applied: -$0
Exam fees: -$66.43
10% co-insurance: -$81.37
Trupanion repaid: $732.33

Thank you to Chad for letting us share George’s story!

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.

One Response to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Bread Dough Ingestion

  1. TVining says:

    That is a very cute little dog.

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