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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Chihuahua Ate 38 Cotton Swabs

This week’s featured pet insurance claim is about a small 7-pound long-haired Chihuahua who swallowed 38 cotton swabs. You read that correctly– 38!

I am just as baffled as you are as to how that many cotton swabs could fit inside such a tiny dog, but that is the exact reason that he was rushed to the veterinary clinic and needed surgery to remove them. This little guy spent the night at the clinic for recovery and monitoring.

We are hoping to hear from the pet owner soon to update with his status, and we hope that the little pup is feeling better since surgery!

Total claim amount: $1,820.00
Deductible applied: -$400.00
Ineligible costs (exam fee): -$70.00
10% co-insurance: -$135.00
Trupanion repaid: $1,215.00

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