Hammie came to me as a 7-month-old puppy who had been locked in a basement for much of his short life. I had to give him better. I immediately signed up for Trupanion. I didn’t really know what to expect from the coverage, I figured it was best to have it in case he broke a leg. I assumed it was an expense I would probably not get back. Boy was I wrong!
Ham has been battling serious kidney issues for several months. If you have dealt with kidney disease, you know it is extremely complex and difficult to determine the cause, prognosis, and cure. Ham had multiple UTIs intertwined with a serious kidney infection. We treated these all appropriately and diligently but the infections always crept back. One specialist was certain that he had amyloidosis. I was devastated. His kidney infection became so resistant that it would only respond to Meropenem— an extremely expensive antibiotic. For seven weeks, I gave him two shots every eight hours. He was such a trooper. It was our last option.
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