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Animals Swallowing Candy and Ingesting Seasonal Decorations Top Fall Pet Insurance Claims

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Pets Best Insurance Releases List of Bizarre, Expensive Claims

Pets Best Insurance, a leading U.S. dog and cat insurance agency, announced five bizarre claims in honor of the 2012 fall season. The Boise-based company has seen its fair share of seasonal claims since first opening its doors in 2005.

“Fall is a time filled with Halloween candy, fun decorations and, unfortunately, quite a few pet-related accidents,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best Insurance. “When putting out seasonal décor and everything associated with it, don’t forget to think about the health and safety of your four-legged friends.”

Some of the more unusual fall pet insurance claims the agency has received include*:.

A Corn-Dog

Tacoda, an Alaskan malamute, was trying to give her best impression of a corndog, literally. The dog ingested a corn cob decoration and was admitted to her local veterinarian with intestinal issues. The surgery to remove the cob was costly, but Tacoda’s owners received a $1,671 reimbursement from Pets Best.

This Pooch Was Nuts

Walnuts are delicious for humans, not so much for pets. Domino, a mixed breed, was caught eating some walnuts by his owners. Not only are walnuts toxic, but they block intestinal tracts and require surgical removal. Thanks to Pets Best, Domino’s parents received a $1,835 reimbursement for the costly surgery to get their pup back to normal.

A Halloween Vampire?

Cheyenne, an Australian shepherd, was recently admitted to her local veterinarian hospital for a mysterious bite wound on her neck. The wound could have taken a bite out of Cheyenne’s parents’ wallet, but fortunately they had pet insurance. Cheyenne’s owners received a $1,188 reimbursement for the wound

Too Much Candy

One furry friend did what many kids do… eat too much candy. Julie, an English setter, apparently had a real sweet tooth when she tore through her owners’ candy supply. The over-indulgence of sweets led to a major dietary indiscretion, which inevitably led to a hospital visit. Fortunately, the pet parents had a Pets Best plan that led to a $622 reimbursement.

*Different deductible amounts and reimbursement percentages may apply based on the policy options selected and available in the insured’s state. The claim examples illustrate conditions that were determined not to be pre-existing for the animal insured. Claim administration is subject to all terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions in the policy.

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