On April 14 2010 my 10 year old daughter and her friend were walking our 9 1/2 month old papillon/pomeranian when our dog was attacked by 2 rotweillers. Our little dog had its intestines hanging out, she was bleeding and whimpering in pain. At the vet it was discovered that 6 of her ribs were fractured, her diaphram was torn, and her lungs and pancreas were punctured. She needed emergency surgery to repair her chest and abdominal injuries. The following day she needed another operation on her abdomen. Following this she needed IV antibitics to prevent infection, pain medication and was hospitalized for many days. She had a setback when she started vommitting. We didn't know if she would make it due to her extensive injuries. My daughter was traumatized by the attack and was so scared her dog was going to die. However, she pulled through and survived. Her vet bills totalled $10,573.17. Thank goodness I had pet insurance. My claim was approved within a few weeks and I have been reinbursed at 90% minus the exclusion for vet exams and rechecks. I would highly recommend Trupanion.
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