Hindlimb Weakness in Border Collie

Bolt's leg weakness was never definitively diagnosed but required both medication and physical therapy.

Vet Bill: $2,946

Bolt - Border Collie


As frustrating as it can be, not all medical conditions get an exact diagnosis. That was the case for Bolt, a 4 year old Border Collie, when he started showing signs of weakness in his hind legs.

Bolt's pet parent, Paige K., shares the story:

"I came home from work and found Bolt with weakness in his hind legs. I took him to the vet and I was referred to U of Penn's ER. I returned 4 days later for an MRI and appointment with Neurology. The MRI showed that he did not have a disc injury, but couldn't rule out a mild FCE (fibrocartilagenous embolism). Since there was no clear diagnosis, we started Doxycycline.

After a month of Doxy and physical therapy, including land physical therapy and aqua therapy, Bolt has recovered dramatically. He just had a completely normal neuro exam and is cleared to start strengthening so he can return to flyball, the sport he loves.

Embrace has been great in how they have supported us through this ordeal. I have told everyone with dogs to sign up with Embrace to take the worry out of caring for their pups."

Bolt’s Claim Refund

Claim Details Amount
Actual Vet Bill $2,946.36
Covered Charges $2,811.16
Annual Deductible $950.00
Copay $372.23
Total Embrace Reimbursement $1,488.93