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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Urinary Tract Disease

This is Spot
Spot is five.
Spot is striped
Spot is happy
Run Spot Run.
Spot got sick,
Cry Spot Cry.
Spot went to the vets, good vets good.
Spot got better,
Run Spot run.
orange tabby cat sitting Spot

Spot recently made a veterinary visit due to feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). FLUTD describes conditions that affect the bladder and urethra including urinary tract infections, bladder stones, and other issues affecting the urinary tract. It is common among adult cats, affecting up to 1% of the cat population. Symptoms include difficulty and pain while urinating, urinating outside the litter box, and increased frequency of urination.

Treatment includes addressing the specific causes of the condition and alleviating the symptoms.

At his vet visit, Spot underwent a urinalysis and fluid therapy and is currently on the mend!

Total claim amount: $1,238.86
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Excluded costs (exam fee): -$152.00
10% co-insurance: -$108.69
Trupanion repaid: $978.17

Thank you to Tim for sharing the photo (and awesome poem!) of Spot!

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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