Dog with Bite Wounds During Embrace Trial Period

Dog Bite WoundsTimber - Siberian Husky

Timber was bit by a neighbor’s dog through a fence.
Vet Bill: $1,402.83
Location: Linden, NJ
Date: 1/15/2013
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Timber the Siberian Husky was just a little puppy when his pet parent, Thomas P. of Linden, NJ, signed him up for Embrace’s two month trial plan* at Westfield Veterinary Group in late December 2012. At the time, no one could have known that Timber would need that coverage just a few short weeks later.

Thomas tells Timber’s story:

“Timber was just ten weeks old and running along the fence in our backyard being his playful, puppy self with our neighbor’s dog. Timber jumped and stuck his paw through the slat in the fence, which the neighbor’s dog apparently took as a sign of aggression. The dog bit Timber in several spots on his paw, causing bleeding and several open wounds. We rushed Timber to the Westfield Veterinary Group, where he had surgery to stitch up the many wounds on his paw and paw pads. He wore a surgical cone for a good three weeks beyond the surgery, but it didn’t dampen his puppy spirit. Embrace was just wonderful in helping cover the costs of Timber’s surgery as well as several post-op check-ups.”

It comes as no surprise that once Timber’s trial plan was set to expire, Thomas signed up Timber (and his 2 Husky siblings – Kayla and Maya) for full coverage and even added Wellness Rewards Plus. The Wellness Rewards Plus came in especially handy just a few months later when Timber was neutered and it was discovered he was cryptorchid, thus requiring surgery to open his abdomen and remove the undescended testicle.

Timber's Claim Refund

Timber's Bite Wound Claim
Actual Vet Bills $1,402.83
Covered Charges $1,314.83
Annual Deductible
20% Co-pay -$202.88
Total Embrace Reimbursement $811.95

* = Embrace offers a promotion featuring 2 free months of pet insurance through many veterinarians, breeders, shelters, and rescues. If you're interested in this promotion for your pets (and have never had an Embrace policy), ask your veterinarian if they offer it. If they don't, have them get in touch with us to set it up. This promotion is not available in New York, Pennsylvania, or Washington and costs $1 in Florida.


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