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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cherry Eye

dog pet insurance cone TrupanionThis week’s featured pet insurance claim story is about a 5-year-old mixed-breed dog named Mojito. Mojito was recently treated for cherry eye which is a condition in which the gland of the third eyelid protrudes and appears as a small, red “cherry”-like bulb.

This condition may be congenital in some breeds, but it may also be caused by a parasite, bacterial infection, fungal infection, or dermatitis.

In few cases, cherry eye may correct itself, however surgical treatment is strongly recommended. Without surgery, the exposed gland can cause further eye problems if the pet scratches at it.

Mojito had surgery for cherry eye on both eyes and has been recovering very well. He even got his cone off yesterday!

Total claim amount: $1,438.00
Deductible applied: -$0
Exam fees: -$0
10% co-insurance: -$143.80
Trupanion repaid: $1,294.20


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