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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Raisin Ingestion

GusGus, a soft coated wheaten terrier puppy, gobbled up a box of yogurt covered raisins on the last day of his 30-day certificate coverage. The pup was admitted to the veterinary hospital for 48 hours of fluid therapy and kidney monitoring. Luckily for his owners, his timing was just right and he was still covered.

The exact toxin that makes raisins and grapes poisonous to dogs is unknown, but it can lead to lethargy, vomiting, and in some cases, renal failure.

Different dogs are affected to varying degrees, and it is important to seek veterinary care immediately. Gus was rushed to the emergency veterinary clinic to induce vomiting and receive treatment to hydrate his kidneys and prevent kidney failure.

Soon after the incident, Gus recovered and was back to being his mischievous puppy self.

Total claim amount: $1,497.70
Deductible applied: -$0
Ineligible costs (Exam fees): -$78
10% co-insurance: -$141.97
Trupanion repaid: $1,277.73

Thank you Lynne for letting us share Gus’ story!

About Kathryn @

Kathryn works at Trupanion alongside her little sidekick, a rescued Papillion mix named Modie. She loves all animals big and small but is a dog enthusiast at heart. By the third grade, she had memorized every dog breed and their characteristics and dreamed of being an agility dog trainer or the next Steve Irwin. When not at Trupanion, Kathryn spends her time playing soccer, baking cookies, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her little sidekick.

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