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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Dog Swallowed Corn Cob

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Aldo with his big sister Lucia

Dogs are curious by nature and will often follow their noses if a delectable smell is detected. Aldo the Weimaraner is no exception and his pet insurance claim story is proof.

This 5-month-old puppy’s recent curiosity led him to a corn cob which he gobbled right up! While they may smell tasty, corn cobs can get stuck in a dog’s belly and can require surgical removal.

In Aldo’s case, his veterinarian ran X-rays and saw a stomach full of food, so they kept him overnight to monitor and check again the following day. No large objects were found so Aldo got away without a cone!

Total claim amount: $735.75
Deductible applied: -$50.00
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$50.00
10% co-insurance: -$63.18
Trupanion repaid: $572.18

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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