Allowed my dog to have advanced dental care

Out of 10

My four year old Border Collie Fly likes to play with water coming out of hoses by biting at it. Little did she know when I went to give her a bath one day that the "hose" end was a metal shower head not a rubber hose. She broke three of her front teeth. Because she is a Working Sheepdog, I needed her teeth to stay in good condition to allow her to nip at stubborn sheep. So I opted to have root canals, which required two anesthetic procedures with a specialist Veterinary Dentist, to the tune of $6300. Without insurance this would never have been possible-- Petplan covered about $5000 of the cost. I did initially have a little trouble with the claim because Petplan wanted to see records going back four years including from a practice where Fly went as a puppy but whom I left on bad terms. Once the specialist convinced them that Fly had suffered a traumatic accident, not simple degenerative dental disease, they dropped their request for lifelong records and paid up. I have insurance coverage ($20,000 limit) for Fly, an athletic performance dog, in case she might need knee or back surgery -- who would have thought her big claim would be for dental work! I call her my dog with the $6000 smile.

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tooth fracture
Claim Amount
Over $1000

Border Collie

Age of Pet
1 - 8

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