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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Dog’s Tail Caught in Door

My first thoughts upon reading this claim were “aww, poor baby!” and yours might be, too. Poor Riley the 2-year-old German Shepherd was unfortunately in an accident where her tail got caught in a door.

A dog’s tail is made up of several small bones that support the structure and a tail injury could cause a break in the tail. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment will include anything from rest, up to surgery or amputation. Unfortunately, Riley’s injury warranted an amputation of her tail.

Riley made an emergency veterinary visit where she was hospitalized for surgery. She is recovering at home and we hope she is back to 100% in no time. We are also so sorry for the loss of her tail, poor girl!

Total claim amount: $1,404.00
Deductible applied: -$245
Ineligible costs (exam fee, nail trim): -$115
10% co-insurance: -$104.40
Trupanion repaid: $939.60

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.

One Response to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Dog’s Tail Caught in Door

  1. Michelle says:

    This also just happened to my brothers dog. unfortunitally they did not have pet inssurance :(

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