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Helping a Puppy through Troubling Times

Helping a Puppy through Troubling Times“After the loss of my first baby I swore that I would never get another dog. However, in August 2014, I came across a 10-week-old Pit Bull that was living on the streets. I couldn’t walk away from her. That Sunday evening I came home with Sully and she has been by my side ever since.

In mid-January I noticed Sully was acting a little strange. She wasn’t eating much and she was shivering and vomiting. I immediately took her to her veterinarian. They did blood work and explained that those symptoms could be caused by dehydration. They advised me to watch her and bring her back if symptoms worsened. Unfortunately for Sully, she did not improve. I took her back to her veterinarian and they did x-rays and an ultrasound.

That morning, Sully went into surgery due to an object found in her stomach. Sully’s intestines were knotted up from trying to pass it. After hearing this news my stomach sank. All I could think of was, ‘she is just a baby—she shouldn’t have to go through this.’

The only fortunate thing through this ordeal was that I had signed Sully up for Trupanion as soon as I got her. I contacted Trupanion and their compassionate staff members assured me that things would be okay and Trupanion would cover 90% of the cost. Hearing this was such a relief. Her claim was over $3,000. During her recovery period, Trupanion sent regular emails explaining each update and wishing Sully a positive recovery. Sully is now back to her rambunctious puppy life. Without Trupanion’s caring staff by our side, I don’t know what we would have done. They always go above and beyond what is expected, asking how Sully is during each conversation. They are truly a life saver.”

Placey G.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Enrolled: September 2014
Condition: Foreign Body Surgery
Trupanion Paid: $3,005.69

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