Nearly six weeks ago, Bear helped himself to a box of raisins left on the edge of our kitchen counter and gave us an amply sized scare (see June 13, 2017 blog). The veterinary bill was amply sized, too. Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Trupanion for their fairness and reason in settling our insurance claim.
As we understand it, Trupanion will not cover the cost of any future procedures or veterinary care related to the ingestion of foreign or toxic items, or any other unauthorized matter entering his mischief-seeking mouth. Where Bear is concerned, the prospect of managing all mouth-bound matter is already nerve-wracking!
We will be as vigilant as possible at home, however, there may be cases where he spontaneously nibbles on a plant leaf while walking. We can’t know which plants may or may not pose health risks for dogs. If he went out in our backyard and ate a toxic beetle, we likely wouldn’t know until the problem was diagnosed. We still have a hard time accepting such a case would constitute a preventable ingestion or an example of owner negligence, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
With any luck, we won’t have to contact Trupanion for any future health problems related to Bear! We resolve to keep our loveable beast out of health-related trouble whenever we can, which, we’ve learned, runs contrary to his own intentions. To Trupanion, and Bear’s more than 2600 Instagram followers, rest assured, we’ll be doing the doggone best we can.