One summer danger we might not always think about is snakes. Poor Aragon, a Great Dane, living in Jamul, CA, encountered three separate snakes in three separate incidents last year - he even had rattlesnake avoidance training after the first incident too (might want to redo that training Aragon, just a thought.)
Here is one of Aragon's pet insurance claims highlighted for you so you can see the cost involved. With an event like a snake bite, an emergency clinic is often the only option.
|9/5/2011||Hydromorphone Inj||$ 90.00|
|9/5/2011||Blood Collection Fee||$ 9.00|
|9/5/2011||Antivenom Injection||$ 694.00|
|9/5/2011||Syringe Pump||$ 51.00|
|9/5/2011||Blood Pressure||$ 43.00|
|9/5/2011||Chem Panel /Lytes||$ 118.00|
|9/6/2011||Fluid Additive||$ 54.00|
|9/6/2011||Blood Collection Fee||$ 9.00|
The Embrace claim reimbursement was calculated as follows (Aragon's $500 deductible had already been met by his previous claim that year).
|STEP 1: Calculate Potential Refund|
|Annual deductible remaining||$0.00|
|Copay 20%||(your copayment)||$433.00|
2: Compare potential refund against your annual maximums
|Prior refunds for this policy year||$1,072.00|
|Your total refund is:||
Luckily, Aragon has had no long lasting effects from his ordeals. You can see more details on the Embrace Pet Insurance website page Great Dane With Snake Bites.
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