Dogs Eat the Darndest Things

Four-figure claims from pets consuming everything from illegal drugs to razor blades

NEW YORK--()--Eating without limits causes some crazy claims from Embrace Pet Insurance. Embrace picked the top 5 strangest things pets have eaten and the associated claims costs from over a thousand accident claims received annually - the costs for pet ingestion claims range from the lowest being $32 and the highest being $3,000.

Isabella, A Golden Retriever who became sick with THC intoxication, the active ingredient in marijuana was among the most expensive claims on the list. She was not alone in her illegal substance ingestion, Daisy, a mixed breed dog cost her owner $553 after munching on marijuana cookies.

Despite dogs dominating this list, one feline friend, Sappho, a Russian Blue cat that ingested a portion of a bra strap also made it onto the list.

Laura Bennett CEO & Co-Founder of Embrace commented, “Pets are inevitably going to get up to devious escapades; most owners do their best to keep furry loved ones safe but this list just goes to show that the dangers and risks to our pet’s health often go beyond the boundaries of our imagination. Thankfully all these pets were lucky to have lived to fight another day.”

The following list details the top 5 craziest things pets ingested and how expensive each were to put right.

                                 
Case       Pet Name       Breed       Reason for claim       Claim Amount
#1       Isabella       Golden Retriever       THC intoxication       $ 1,475.50
#2       Sasha       Samoyed       Razor from Stomach       $ 1,452.05
#3       Peanut       Labrador       Ingestion of Marbles       $ 312.25
#4       Regen       Bernese Mountain Dog       Soft Toy Ingestion       $ 156.86
#5       Sappho       Russian Blue cat       Ingested portion of bra strap       $ 121.46

These claims show that there are risks all around a pet’s environment. Inanimate objects aside, there are also dangers associated with poisoning. To help increase awareness of these dangers amongst pet owners Embrace recently launched a pet poison resource center on its website.

The resource center breaks down poisonous substances into nine categories: human food, household chemicals, human medication, pet medication, animal toxins common poisonous plants, outdoors, malicious poisoning and other.

Notes to Editors

Embrace is an insurance company specializing in dog and cat pet insurance.

For more facts and statistics on the US Pet Insurance Industry visit: http://www.embracepetinsurance.com/about-us/press/pet-insurance-statistics.aspx.

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Distilled Ltd.
Lexi Mills, 079 2102 0345
PR Consultant
lexi.mills@distilled.co.uk