11 Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claims of 2013

Veterinary Pet Insurance has released its 11 contenders for the most unusual claim of the year award.

In the past the distinction has gone to a dog that was stuck in a refrigerator and ate a Thanksgiving ham while waiting to be released; a Labrador retriever that ate a whole beehive; and an English bulldog that swallowed 15 baby pacifiers, a bottle cap and piece of a basketball.

The winner of VPI's Hambone Award receives $10,000. Pet claims still up for the prize date from July 2012 to June 2013.

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Ariel the Himalayan cat (San Rafael, Calif.)

Ariel's diminutive dimensions likely cost her one of her nine lives when she was trapped underneath her owners' garage door.


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