How a microchip and pet insurance helped Digby
Nine month old Digby did not have any ID tags on him when he was found, but luckily his owners had him microchipped. Our team was able to identify him because of his microchip. His owners were contacted quickly so they knew where he was and what happened. Digby’s owners also had Trupanion pet insurance allowing them the peace of mind of knowing they would have coverage for the medical care he needed as a result of this serious accident.
When a pet is struck by a car, the injuries can be very extensive and require major surgery to repair. In some cases, multiple surgeries might be necessary.
When there is serious trauma, the cost for care can be more expensive. This is why we encourage all pet owners to get pet insurance - just in case there is a serious accident.
Digby’s owners had wisely invested in Trupanion pet insurance for Digby, which helped ease the financial stress of this accident. Digby’s injuries were significant, but thankfully not life threatening. Digby suffered a fracture in his left front leg (in his radius and ulna), which was visible on radiographs. He also had signs of head trauma and had CT scan. A CT scan gives our team the best assessment of the bones in the face. Poor Digby had multiple facial fractures.
Digby had surgery to repair his leg and another surgery to stabilize one of his facial fractures. Digby did very well through both surgeries. His recovery took a lot of time and patience as a young pup doesn’t like being on exercise restriction. He is now doing well, and is keeping out of trouble at doggy day care.