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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cat’s Spinal Tumor

Pet owners often find tumors on their pets. Tumors are any sort of lump, bump, or growth and can be categorized as benign or malignant. Benign tumors are non life-threatening and can be surgically removed. Malignant tumors can be life-threatening depending on their location and development.

This week’s featured pet insurance claim is about Georgie the 2-year-old domestic shorthair cat whose recent veterinary visit was for a spinal tumor. Georgie spent two days at the emergency vet hospital where he received various diagnostic tests including radiographs, ultrasound, and a complete blood count. The sweet kitty went under anesthesia in order to have the tumor surgically removed.

Georgie is recovering from surgery and we hope that he improves. We are sending positive thoughts his way for a good prognosis!

Total claim amount: $5,748.80
Deductible applied: -$0 ($50 deductible previously met)
Ineligible costs (exam fee: -$121.50
10% co-insurance: -$562.73
Trupanion repaid: $5,064.57

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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