Pets Best Insurance Releases List of Bizarre, Expensive Claims
Pets Best Insurance, a leading U.S. dog and cat pet insurance agency, announced five bizarre claims in honor of the 2012 fall season. The Boise-based company has seen its fair share of seasonal claims since first opening its doors in 2005.
“Fall is a time filled with Halloween candy, fun decorations and, unfortunately, quite a few pet-related accidents,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best Insurance. “When putting out seasonal decor and everything associated with it, don’t forget to think about the health and safety of your four legged friends.”
Some of the more unusual fall pet insurance claims the agency has received include*:
A Halloween Vampire?
Cheyenne, an Australian shepherd, was recently admitted to her local veterinarian hospital for a mysterious bite wound on her neck. The wound could have taken a bite out of Cheyenne’s parents’ wallet totaling over $1,600, but fortunately they had pet insurance. Cheyenne’s owners received a reimbursement of nearly $1,200 for the wound.
Tacoda, an Alaskan malamute, was trying to give her best impression of a corndog, literally. The dog ingested a corn cob decoration and was admitted to her local veterinarian with intestinal issues. The surgery to remove the cob cost nearly $2,200, but because Tacoda has a Pets Best Insurance plan, her owners were reimbursed nearly $1,700. (more…)