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Claim of the Week
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
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
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
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.
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