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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Foxtail Between Dog’s Toes

photo via bouldervet.com

photo via bouldervet.com

Daisy the 3-year-old Goldendoodle recently made a visit to the vet due to paw pain. Daisy was licking at her front paw and displaying discomfort, so her owner decided it would be best to get it checked out. Upon further examination, it was found that Daisy had gotten a foxtail grass awn stuck between her toes!

Foxtails are grass seeds that can easily cling to pet fur and burrow in between paw pads, into noses or ears, or other parts of a pet’s body. They cause great pain and discomfort. In a very serious case, they can make their way into the bloodstream and cause serious complications. It is best to keep grass mowed and prevent contact with foxtails.

Fortunately, Daisy received immediate veterinary care and they were able to remove the foxtail and treat the wound. We wish her a swift recovery!

Total claim amount: $801.37
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$168.63
10% co-insurance: -$63.28
Eligible for coverage: $569.47

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.

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