Sugar Rae's bout

with gingival hyperplasia

Sugar Rae's bout

with gingival hyperplasia


What started as a routine preventative dental cleaning quickly escalated into a medical emergency.

Scott and Susan are like many pet parents who want nothing but the best of everything for their adorable boxer pup, Sugar Rae. This desire rang true when Sugar suffered an unexpected knee injury as a young pup. While they cared for Sugar’s injury and it healed well, Sugar’s parents kept thinking about her normal high level of energy and how another injury could certainly happen.

Recently, they made the decision to be more prepared to care for Sugar’s well-being through a TrustedPals Pet Insurance plan. Fast forward a few years, Sugar faced another medical concern.

 

Sugar’s gums were inflamed and at first thought, it may be due to normal dog chewing of that wrong “thing” in the yard. However, Sugar was not her playful self and something was definitely wrong. Sugar’s pet parents knew advanced care was needed, therefore, sought out a consultation with one of the top canine oral surgeons in Georgia.

While this first appointment was only a consultative visit, their veterinarian immediately recognized Sugar needed emergency surgery to care for a painful condition called gingival hyperplasia, which is commonly found in boxers.

Sugar Rae Beach

This condition leads to overly inflamed gums, allowing debris, dirt, hair and other particles to become trapped in her gums, therefore exacerbating the condition. The vet explained the procedure to Scott and Susan, along with the related costs. 

The vet thought he would let them think about the decision for the surgery and unplanned expense. However, Scott and Susan didn’t hesitate, immediately advising the vet to start surgery to make their precious Sugar better.

Scott and Susan both exclaimed to each other “Thank goodness we have TrustedPals…it made our decision very easy to provide Sugar the advance care she needs.” Sugar’s surgery was successful and after a couple of days on the mend, she was back to her very playful, happy puppers!

Scott and Susan were so thankful TrustedPals covered $5,315 of the total vet bill of $6,576.

 

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Sugar Rae's bout with gingival hyperplasia

Sugar Rae's bout
with gingival hyperplasia

Recently, they made the decision to be more prepared to care for Sugar’s well-being through a TrustedPals Pet Insurance plan. Fast forward a few years, Sugar faced another medical concern.

Scott and Susan are like many pet parents who want nothing but the best of everything for their adorable boxer pup, Sugar Rae. This desire rang true when Sugar suffered an unexpected knee injury as a young pup. While they cared for Sugar’s injury and it healed well, Sugar’s parents kept thinking about her normal high level of energy and how another injury could certainly happen.

Recently, they made the decision to be more prepared to care for Sugar’s well-being through a TrustedPals Pet Insurance plan. Fast forward a few years, Sugar faced another medical concern.


What started as a routine preventative dental cleaning quickly escalated into a medical emergency.

 

Sugar’s gums were inflamed and at first thought, it may be due to normal dog chewing of that wrong “thing” in the yard. However, Sugar was not her playful self and something was definitely wrong. Sugar’s pet parents knew advanced care was needed, therefore, sought out a consultation with one of the top canine oral surgeons in Georgia.

While this first appointment was only a consultative visit, their veterinarian immediately recognized Sugar needed emergency surgery to care for a painful condition called gingival hyperplasia, which is commonly found in boxers.

Sugar Rae Beach

This condition leads to overly inflamed gums, allowing debris, dirt, hair and other particles to become trapped in her gums, therefore exacerbating the condition. The vet explained the procedure to Scott and Susan, along with the related costs. 

The vet thought he would let them think about the decision for the surgery and unplanned expense. However, Scott and Susan didn’t hesitate, immediately advising the vet to start surgery to make their precious Sugar better.

Scott and Susan both exclaimed to each other “Thank goodness we have TrustedPals…it made our decision very easy to provide Sugar the advance care she needs.” Sugar’s surgery was successful and after a couple of days on the mend, she was back to her very playful, happy puppers!

Scott and Susan were so thankful TrustedPals covered $5,315 of the total vet bill of $6,576.

 

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The best pet insurance and the best Pet Advisors

The best pet insurance
and the best Pet Advisors

Pet insurance plans can be complicated – even when you’re dealing with a program like TrustedPals that puts you and your cat or dog first. Claims can be particularly challenging, which is why we’ve got a specially trained team of humans that can help you with the process.

Pet Safety During Natural Disasters

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natural disasters

Natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes can leave anyone in total despair if we are not well-prepared for them. Do you have an emergency plan? Have you secured pet medical insurance plan in case your pet suffers any injuries?

Sugar Rae's bout with gingival hyperplasia

Sugar Rae's bout
with gingival hyperplasia

Recently, they made the decision to be more prepared to care for Sugar’s well-being through a TrustedPals Pet Insurance plan. Fast forward a few years, Sugar faced another medical concern.