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How Much Did You Say Surgery to Remove a Swallowed Foreign Object Cost?


In our experience, anywhere from $1,600 to $4,300 (even without surgery, costs range from $300 - $1,200)

Here's an example of emergency surgery and 2 additional hospital days to remove undergarments from a 2 year old mixed breed dog in Cleveland, Ohio (December 2008.)

The total cost for this surgery was $2,406.51 - I'd hate to think how much it would have cost in NY City or LA (at least $1,000 more).

We paid out $1,715.86 on this claim as the pet parent had selected a $500 annual deductible, 10% copay with a $10,000 annual maximum. The policy's annual premium for this pet (there are 3 dogs on the policy) is $197.10.

As you can see, it's not a good idea to leave your undies out where your dog might find them 

While you can't predict when your pet is going to get sick or injured, you can protect yourself from expensive veterinary bills. Embrace Pet Insurance gives you the freedom to do what’s best for your pet without stressing over the cost. Easily personalize your coverage to fit your budget and your pet’s needs, then visit any vet for nose-to-tail coverage. Check out what the Embrace plan covers or compare pet insurance providers to learn more.

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