Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Chocolate Ingestion - The Trupanion Blog
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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Chocolate Ingestion

Mosby the 2-year-old Maltese recently followed his nose into some chocolate. Because he only weighs 5 pounds, a little bit of chocolate can present a big danger! His owner made sure to seek immediate veterinary care for the little chocolate eater.

Chocolate is bad for dogs and cats because it contains chemicals called theobromine and caffeine. These cause increased heart rate in your pet which can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and restlessness. Greater quantities of stronger (higher concentration of cocoa) chocolates are more toxic to pets and can be fatal. The same amount of chocolate is more toxic to a smaller pet than a large one.

Mosby is currently recovering from the ordeal and we wish him a speedy recovery!

Total claim amount: $847.00
Deductible applied: -$80
Ineligible costs (exam fee): -$86
10% co-insurance: -$68.10
Trupanion repaid: $612.90

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