Boston Terrier Tries to Eat Toad

Little-Guy-Boston-TerrierLittle Guy - Boston Terrier

Little Guy gets bufo toxicity
Vet Bill: $990.50
Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Date: September 2009
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Little Guy joined Heather's family in December of 2007. From day one, he had "trouble" written all over his face as he frequently tried to make snacks out of the local wildlife. Knowing the bufo toads so prevalent in South Florida are toxic, Heather took preventative measures to keep Little Guy away from them. But that didn’t stop him from pouncing on one that snuck onto their porch.

She reacted immediately and got Little Guy to drop the toad. After trying several home remedies to slow the effects, Heather took Little Guy straight to the Animal Emergency Clinic of Deerfield, Fla., but by the time they arrived, he was already seizing. The vet managed to stop his seizures and proceeded to treat him for toad poisoning.

Little Guy spent the night in a heated oxygen chamber but his stomach couldn't handle all the medications and he threw up. Little did Heather know, while at a trip to the pet store the week before, Little Guy had swallowed a cat toy. This toy magically resurfaced in Little Guy’s vomit, perhaps saving him from further health complications. Little Guy was deemed "OK" by the next afternoon but his emergency treatment cost Heather $991.

Little Guy's Policy

Heather knew she would be getting pet insurance for Little Guy the moment she brought him home given the genetic conditions common to his breed and his affinity for trouble. She finds Embrace's policies to be simple and user friendly.

Little Guy's Claim Refund

Little Guy's bufo poisoning claim
Actual Vet Bill $990.50
Covered Charges
Annual Deductible Remaining
10% Co-pay -$198.10
Total Embrace Reimbursement $792.40


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