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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Ibuprofen Ingestion

It seems as though Lily the 11-month-old yellow Labrador Retriever is holding onto puppyhood because she recently got into some medication. When a pet swallows ibuprofen, the results can be dangerous. Symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy.

The poor girl needed veterinary hospitalization for four days where she received daily monitoring, medications, and fluids. There is no specific treatment for ibuprofen ingestion, but a veterinarian may use activated charcoal to induce vomiting to try and remove any pills that may remain in the stomach.

Lily was released and we are hoping that she is much better and that the medicine cabinet is firmly locked from now on!

Total claim amount: $1,960.65
Deductible applied: -$500
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$106
10% co-insurance: -$135.47
Trupanion repaid: $1,219.19


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One Response to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Ibuprofen Ingestion

  1. RE Hall says:

    VERY displease with Trupanion! I bought the Mercedes of policies only to NOT get $400+ out of pocket for xrays reimbursed. Trupanion played semantics to avoid paying for this. Congrats Trupanion, you just lost a nearly satisfied customer.

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