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Claim of the Week

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Dog swallowed fish hook

Bodhi the Alaskan Malamute puppy is still in the process of learning how to be a “grown-up.” Unfortunately, he learned the hard way not to eat a fish hook. Bodhi was taken to the emergency animal hospital where he stayed for

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: These pets ate chocolate

‘Tis the season for time spent with family, gifts, and chocolate! Scrolling through pet insurance claims from the past week, I came across many for chocolate ingestion. Chocolate contains theorbomine and caffeine which are dangerous to both dogs and cats. These

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Stressed Kitty and Renal Failure

Casey the 8-year-old domestic cat experienced a bit of distress when his household welcomed a new puppy. His owner noticed that Casey refused to eat for two days and decided to bring him into the vet. It was then that

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: dog ate pieces of Kong toy

Quinn is a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd with an apparent penchant for chewing. His recent unplanned vet visit was due to an incident of chewing and swallowing bits of his Kong toy. The Aussie made an emergency visit to his vet

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cat ate shoe string

Bandit the 10-month-old domestic short hair is apparently still enjoying his curious kitten phase, because he recently played with and swallowed a shoe string. This resulted in his first big veterinary visit and overnight stay. Bandit’s veterinarian took radiographs to