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Claim of the Week

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Benign Tumor Removal

Cotton the 6-year-old Miniature Poodle is featured in this week’s pet insurance claim. At his recent routine dental exam, a benign tumor was found on his jaw. A benign tumor is a group of cells that multiply but do not travel

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Rattlesnake Bite

With the warmer weather comes more walks, hikes, and time spent outdoors. For those in the southwest US, that means a greater risk of rattlesnake encounters. Dexter the 3-year-old Beagle recently had a run-in with a rattlesnake that earned him

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Dog Ate Tennis Ball

While tennis balls are usually all fun and games for dogs, they can turn dangerous on occasion. Maybe, the 8-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog found out the hard way that tennis balls are not food. After getting into a scuffle with

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.

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cataract surgery

This week’s featured claim is for a 10-year-old Maltese who has an upcoming cataract surgery scheduled. Cataracts occur when the crystalline lens of the eye becomes clouded. The more cloudy and opaque it gets, the more light is blocked and