The winter holidays are an expensive time of year for most families. The holidays can also mean big pet health expenses if you’re not careful. Here are Pets Best Insurance’s top 6 most expensive winter holidays-related pet insurance claims.
1. Packs of Gum in the Stockings? Think Again…
Sugar-free gum contains an ingredient called Xylitol which is toxic to dogs. Whether it’s because packs of gum are in the stockings, or because gum is more prevalent for all the holiday gatherings, Pets Best Insurance sees thousands of dollars of Xylitol poisoning claims during the winter holidays.
Our most expensive claim goes to Lily the fox terrier for $969, and Pets Best Insurance reimbursed more than $690.
2. Pain Reliever Poisoning
The holidays can be a time of overindulging on more than just food. As the alcoholic beverages flow, the next-day headaches increase. Be sure to keep your bottle of pain reliever out of reach from your pet. Pets Best Insurance sees a dramatic rise in pain reliever (NSAIDs) poisonings this time of year.
Our most expensive claim goes to Sierra the Labrador retriever for $4217, and Pets Best Insurance reimbursed more than $3174.
3. Cats and Christmas Lilies Don’t Mix