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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Trampoline Accident

Sugar the 6-month-old American Bulldog puppy recently made an unplanned veterinary visit due to a trampoline accident! Sugar’s owner noticed limping and the result was a fracture with a tibial crest avulsion. According to Daisy Street Veterinary Centre, “An avulsion fracture is where a small piece of boney tissue (the tibial crest) is pulled away from the main bone by the action of a tendon.”

This type of injury typically only happens to dogs younger than 10 months because their bones are not fully formed. These bone growths are connected by soft cartilage, but as the puppy matures past 10 months, it becomes fully calcified and joined to the main bone.

The veterinary care for Sugar included fluid therapy, and anesthesia for surgery. When the piece of bone becomes displaced, like in Sugar’s case, then surgery is necessary to put it back into its proper place.

We wish Sugar a speedy recovery and hope that she can return to running and jumping and living a normal, happy-dog life!

Total claim amount: $2,290.08
Deductible applied: -$200
Ineligible costs (exam fee): -$43.20
10% co-insurance: -$204.69
Trupanion repaid: $1,842.19

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