Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Macadamia nut ingestion - The Trupanion Blog
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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Macadamia nut ingestion

Cooper the 11-month-old mixed-breed dog recently followed his nose right into some macadamia nuts, which are unfortunately poisonous to dogs. Symptoms of macadamia nut ingestion include weakness, depression, vomiting, and tremors.

If a dog has recently ingested macadamia nuts, treatment includes inducing vomiting. They may also benefit from activated charcoal, fluids, pain killers, and medications to reduce fever.

Cooper’s veterinary care included diagnostics, IV fluids, medication to treat muscle tremors, and activated charcoal.

Dogs typically recover just fine from macadamia incidents, so we hope that Cooper is back to 100%!

Total claim amount: $1,168.12
Deductible applied: -$0
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$155.00
10% co-insurance: -$101.31
Eligible for coverage: $911.81

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