How Do You Know Your Dog Has An Intestinal Blockage From a Foreign Object?
Aside from witnessing your dog in the act of eating something they’re not supposed to, there are some signs of intestinal blockage from a foreign object. Be sure to look out for activity in places with high-risk items such as children’s rooms and waste bins, and close off entrances to them. If you believe your dog has eaten a foreign object, look out for:
Does Pet Insurance Cover Removing Foreign Objects?
Yes, pet insurance can cover the surgery costs to remove foreign objects. However, pet insurance does not cover anything that is pre-existing. This means that if your dog currently has an intestinal blockage from a foreign object and you need pet insurance to cover the cost of surgery, you will not have it covered. Pet insurance needs to be purchased before any accident happens.
Most pet insurance plans can cover an average of 70% of your vet’s bill. Let’s say your dog had a foreign object removed via surgery that cost a total of $1,600. With pet insurance, you would have $1,120 reimbursed to you!
This can change depending on what pet insurance plan you have. Be sure to speak with your pet insurance provider to see what procedures are covered and how much they’ll be covered.
What are your options if you can’t afford surgery for your dog?
When you cant afford surgery for your dog, talk with your veterinarian. It may offer a payment plan or other financial assistance for people in your situation. If it doesn’t offer financial assistance, consider contacting your local Humane Society organization, nonprofit group, or breed-specific organizations to ask about your options. People who live near a university with veterinary degree programs may also want to inquire about low-cost veterinary services that could be a match for your dogs needs.
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