This week’s featured pet insurance claim is about a dog who recently lost a toe. Maggie the 9-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux whose toe was recently found to have a tumor. Tumors on dogs can be common and are often benign but it is important to have them tested just in case.
Maggie had radiology as well as a biopsy on her tumor and her veterinarian decided it would be best to amputate the toe. She underwent general anesthesia and the toe removal went smoothly.
We wish Maggie a smooth recovery and are glad that she was able to receive timely treatment.
Happy new year thanks for your help with my kitty ducky he is feeling much better and enjoying his buddies -Erika O.
I LOVE you guys. You are always so polite on the phone and are so accommodating. Thanks for being there for Koby Sweet! xox -Emily S.
Another year comes to an end and I’ve just figured out my dogs’ yearly vet expenses, like I usually do. Based on Dinglehopper’s track record this has been a fairly inexpensive year for him. $2,728.97 in vet expenses (including routine care and grooming). $1,433.74 of which were covered by Trupanion. Razzleberry beat Dingle in expenses this year, which is surprising. $3,171.19 for her care. $1,803.07 covered by Trupanion. Thank-you!! -Michelle D.
Thank you for your great service and quick claim service!!! Bella is the sweetest Chi and I’m so happy I have Trupanion to help with her health!!! -Peggy R.
A big, and I mean BIG, shout-out to Trupanion for coming thru for me in my hour of need the day after Thanksgiving at the emergency vet hospital. Especially BIG thank you to claims adjuster Rose –couldn’t have gotten the care I needed w/o your speedy response. This is me w/one of my get well gifts –altho I still have to take pills for a few more weeks, I feel like my old self again. LOVE YOU GUYS! -Clarisse
My first thoughts upon reading this claim were “aww, poor baby!” and yours might be, too. Poor Riley the 2-year-old German Shepherd was unfortunately in an accident where her tail got caught in a door.
Thank you Trupanion Pet Insurance for the amazing coverage that helped save my life last month! Merry Christmas!
Thank you Trupanion for our awesome coverage! Our sister Lulu died at the age of 13 from liver failure on September 4, 2013 and you covered almost ALL of her medical bills! (Top Row (L>R): Jake, 2 years old; QT Pi, 13 weeks old; Bottom Row (L>R): Mojo, 8 months old; Jinx 1 year old) all covered by Trupanion! Merry Christmas everyone! -Rachael R.
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Golly, Luna and Hombre
@Trupanion Thank you so much for all your help with Latte’s teeth surgery. She’s 100% better! #bestcompanyever -@carrierides
Being a good pet owner means being attentive to all of your animal’s needs, and dogs, just like people, can have fairly complex emotional needs. Of course physical health is a priority, but what about tending to your dog’s more abstract needs? How can you help your dog cope with stress if you’re away at work for the majority of the day?
Hi my name is Ben and I guess I am about a year old. I was originally from Tennessee but the good folks at Bluedog Shelter in Brocton MA brought me to Massachusetts where I found my forever family. I am full of fun and full of love for my family, other dogs, people of every shape and size and, yes, even cats. My favorite toy is an orange soccer ball that has lost its air. I can throw it myself which is fun but I really like it when my mom kicks it so I can chase it. My favorite person is my 97-year-old Grandma; we sleep in the chair together and she gives me all kinds of treats. When I came, they didn’t know what kind of dog I was, but they made me take classes and the instructor said I was a Portuguese Podengo. My mom likes it when she can say I am mostly something. All and all I feel special and my Trupanion tag looks great.
Thank you for sharing your story, Ben! We love getting to know our insured pets better
Poor Caesar the 5-year-old Boston Terrier recently took a spill down the stairs which resulted in a broken elbow. Caesar went to the veterinary hospital where he stayed for three days receiving care and giving him a bit of time to recover.
Caesar’s veterinary care included Xrays to view and assess the injury. The elbow injury required anesthesia and surgical repair. Caesar is recovering at home and we hope that he can get back to being his bouncy Boston Terrier self in no time.
This story is a great example of how pet insurance can come in handy because you never know when an accident might happen.
Total claim amount: $5,949.10
Deductible applied: -$500
Ineligible costs (exam fee, pet food): -$88
10% co-insurance: -$536.11 Trupanion repaid: $4,824.99
A few weeks ago, I received an email from a coworker who is a claims adjuster. Our adjusters process hundreds of claims on a daily basis which means they see a variety of veterinary bills for all different kinds of injuries and ailments. This particularly interesting pet insurance claim made it to my email inbox and I thought it would be a perfect story for today, Friday the 13th.
Please note: This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Trupanion. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.