Luxating Patella

Destino-ChihuahuaDestino - Chihuahua

Destino the Chihuahua mix's unlucky jump
Vet Bill: $3,580.60
Location: Parkland, FL
Date: June 2007 to January 2009
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Destino became suddenly lame after a jumping down from the couch one day. Afterwards he began to favor his left leg. His veterinarian performed a thorough exam and determined that Destino not only had a grade 3.5 out of 4 patellar luxation in his left knee but a grade 2 out of 4 patellar luxation in the right as well.

Surgical correction of Destino's left leg occurred in 2007 and of the right leg in 2009. Destino is getting around much better nowadays!

Destino's Policy

Many pet insurance plans consider luxating patella to be a genetic condition and do not cover it. Embrace fortunately does cover genetic conditions.

Destino's Claim Refund

2007 Surgery 2009 Surgery
Actual Vet Bill $1,669.00 $1,911.60
Covered Charges $1,494.00 $1,825.60
Yearly Deductible -$200.00 -$200.00
20% Co-pay -$129.40 -$325.12
Total Reimbursement $1,164.60 $1,300.48