Jones is sweet, playful, nutty, adorable, slobbery and loving. In other words, the perfect dog. It was an easy decision to activate the Trupanion 30-day certificate offered by our veterinarian.
After some research, we followed our vet’s recommendation to continue coverage after 30 days. We hoped to never need it, but the sense of comfort justified the expense.
Little did we know, a few months later Jones would fall very ill. He was sitting between us on the couch when he started gagging. His eyes bulged and he was clearly in a great deal of distress. I calledour local veterinarian who referred us to a 24-hour emergency animal hospital. An hour later, the doctor showed us the x-ray results. Jones had aspirated while vomiting, causing severe pneumonia. They told us he would need to be on a ventilator and it would cost several thousand dollars. I called Trupanion. The representative couldn’t have been kinder: “We’ll call the hospital and handle it all for you. Just take care of your dog. Let us know whatever you need.”
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