Grape Intoxication - >$1000!

10
Out of 10

We returned home from a short grocery trip to find grape stems all over our kitchen floor. Jackson, our 90lb Boxer, had made his way into the trashcan and devoured about 1lb of old red grapes we had just thrown out. He was not yet showing any signs of intoxication but we knew they could be lethal from a quick google search, and call to our vet. Of course it was 8PM on Sunday evening, so off to the emergency vet we went. We were required to leave Jackson overnight while he stayed on IV fluids to flush his system - this also required a cardiologist exam and echo to re-check that his heart could handle the fluid intake (prior heart murmur present). We knew this wouldn't be a cheap visit (the echo itself is $500!), but we had peace of mind knowing we wouldn't have to base any medical decisions on our fear of the bill thanks to our Embrace plan. After induction of vomiting, activated charcoal, and 24 hours on continuous IV fluids, we were released to our regular vet for monitoring. Jackson's kidneys proved normal over the course of the next week, and he has fully recovered. Our claim with Embrace was processed very quickly, especially for the amount of the bills submitted. We have been Embrace members since Jackson was a pup, and feel it's one of the best investments we can make.

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Injury/illness

Renal (kidney)

Claim Amount
Over $1000
Breed

Boxer

Age of Pet
1 - 8

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