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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cat Swallowed Rubber Bands

Leo the 5-year-old cat recently made an unexpected veterinary visit because something was up with his tummy. He would vomit occasionally and was losing weight. His veterinarian took some X-rays and an ultrasound of his belly to reveal a mass. Leo would need surgery to remove whatever it was that was causing blockage.

During surgery, Leo’s veterinarian found that his belly was full of rubber bands! They were removed and Leo was able to go home and recover that same day.

Leo is a great example that, even if your cat is an indoor cat, it can still experience illnesses or emergencies. We are very glad that Leo’s surgery went well and were happy to have been able to help. We hope that there are no more rubber bands in his future!

Total claim amount: $1,741.64
Deductible applied: -$500
Ineligible costs (Food): -$36.32
10% co-insurance: -$120.53
Eligible for coverage: $1,084.79

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