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Trupanion Reviews – Week of 8/1

@Trupanion -with out you guys #rouxdog wouldn’t be alive and be able to sit funky -@kiwinky

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Just filed my first claim for Yancy, the poor guy pulled his groin. The new over the phone claim process was so fast and easy. Thank you Rachel! -Jeanine F.

Thank you @Trupanion for helping with the bills for Schatzi’s misadventures! -@AnaGlezz

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Molly is 15 and has been insured by Trupanion for 2 years. She recently was diagnosed with kidney disease. Trupanion has paid her vet bills like clock work. I just received notice that our policy will be renewed with the same premiums as last year. It makes me sad when Trupanion sends get well emails because I know full recovery is unlikely, but it makes me happy that Trupanion is sticking with us. Buying a Trupanion policy is one of the best decisions I’ve made. -Judy H.

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Plankton has been insured with trupanion a few years now.After being insured for over a year with zero medical issues- last summer Plankton was diagnosed with epilepsy, hyperthyroidism, and 2 kinds of cardio myopathies- all within a few months of each other. Thanks to Trupanion covering 90 percent of all his medications and continuous vet care- Plankton is just as happy as can be. He gets the best care from an amazing vet and Trupanion makes it all possible so we don’t have to worry about him getting medical care. Thank you! -Jen J.

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In September of this year, I will have had a policy on my two Labs for one year. Both are happy and healthy. (Thankfully, I have not had to make a claim). In this amount of time, my rates have dropped TWICE! Maybe they should have considered turning the Healthcare policies over to you ;). Thanks for all you do! Keep up the great work! -J.K.

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Pet Paws Photos

We love paws! And to celebrate those cute, furry feet that help get your pet from point A to point B (you!) we decided to collect your pet paw photos for this week’s giveaway.

Have a look at all of the wonderful photos we received this week!

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Tips To Keep Your Aging Dog Comfortable And Healthy

Tips To Keep Your Aging Dog Comfortable And HealthyLike us, dogs need a little extra care as they age. Dogs, however, can’t ask for what they need. Instead, you must figure it out, which can be tricky. To make sure your dog fully enjoys their last few years, it’s important to be proactive with their health. To make it easier, here are six things you can do to keep your aging dog happy and healthy.

Know When Seniority Begins

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Help Your Dog Beat the Heat with These Summertime Dog Toys

The summer is an exciting season for you and your furry friend to spend some quality time outdoors. It is important to keep your pet cool and comfortable during these hot days. Learn about these 7 toys that were made for you and your pooch to help make this summer fun while staying cool:

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1. Multipet Chilly Bone—This durable and reusable canvas bone is a perfect toy for your dog on warm days. Simply soak this toy and freeze it and have a fun toy to help keep your pet cool throughout the summer. The Chilly Bone also promotes healthy teeth and gums and is perfect for teething puppies! Continue reading “Help Your Dog Beat the Heat with These Summertime Dog Toys” »

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The Third Annual Walk for Old Dogs

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Once again, Trupanion had a great time at Old Dog Haven’s largest event, Walk for Old Dogs. Pet lovers and pooches of all ages crowded Downtown Bellevue Park to enjoy a beautiful day while supporting Old Dog Haven. The event was a huge success and exceeded the fundraising goal of $50,000 to help senior dogs in need. Continue reading “The Third Annual Walk for Old Dogs” »

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A Lifelong Commitment to a Loved One

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If you are thinking of adopting a pet, remember this is long-term commitment and your pet becomes a part of your family.  I highly recommend Trupanion Insurance for your pet.

We have had other pets before and spent a fortune on their care. When we brought home our yellow lab puppy, Bella, she seemed very healthy.  My daughter and our veterinarian at Westside Animal Hospital advised us to get the insurance. We are so glad we did. Continue reading “A Lifelong Commitment to a Loved One” »

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Pet Insurance Claim: Trupanion Employee’s Puppy Ingested Corn Cob

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A few months ago, a Trupanion employee brought home this beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog puppy and named him Rainier. Being that he is young and a dog means that he is likely to be curious, especially when it comes to food items!

InstagramCapture_e044ee47-56e5-4fc0-bfa9-d9c5aaedb9b0_jpgRainier ate a corn cob which resulted in a trip to the vet. His care consisted of radiographs to assess the problem, and surgery to remove the pieces of corn cob because they were unable to pass through his digestive system. Rainier stayed at the vet hospital overnight to recover.

We hope he feels 100% very soon so that he can come back to work and grace the office with his cuteness!

Total claim amount: $3,062.39
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$99.00
10% co-insurance: -$296.34
Eligible for coverage: $2,667.05

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Trupanion Reviews – Week of July 25

I love Trupanion and I recommend for this company for pet insurance. An insurance company reveals their true character when its time to file a claim. Unfortunately, I had to file some claims but I feel Trupanion is right there with me. Their reps have been Angels. A special thanks to Amber! Thank you Facebook admin! Thank you Mr Rawlings CEO! -Jonathan P.

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Trupanion is the BEST. My Baby Boy Ozzy had surgery on his left rear knee. Vista Veterinary Specialist in Sacramento, CA. He is now running around and no problems. Thank you to Trupanion and Vista veterinary Specialist. You both ROCK!!!! -Roland C.

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Lombardi & his family are so grateful to have Trupanion! Even though he hasn’t needed to use it yet, it really helps us enjoy life stress-free, knowing that if anything were to happen, Trupanion would help take care of us! -Jennifer A.

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My poor Titan after elbow surgery. I just adopted him a few months ago after he was dumped at the shelter. Little did I know he was going to start limping 2 months later with bilateral elbow dysplasia. Thanks to Trupanion and my awesome veterinarian, he is on his way to recovery! Your coverage is hands down the best. Thank you so much!!! -Liz B.

Another great interaction with Trupanion while handling a claim and answering questions over the phone. Thanks Carmen! -Kayla B.

Cannot speak highly enough of Trupanion! Took my dog to the vet at 8:30am this morning, vet submitted claim electronically, and there’s already a check en-route – a mere 2 hours later.
Absolutely fair, reasonably priced, and truly dependable. All too rare in the insurance industry – thankyou! -Alistair G.

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Joining CityDog Magazine’s Dog Day on Elliott Bay

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Trupanion will be joining CityDog Magazine on Sunday, July 27th, for Dog Day on Seattle’s Elliott Bay!

This Annual Summer Mutt Mixer with Argosy Cruises and Alki Tours begins with a scenic journey along Seattle’s waterfront. The cruise will depart at 11:00 a.m. aboard the M/V Lady Mary, Pier 55, Seattle Waterfront.

The first stop is Blake Island, a state park filled with miles of sandy beaches and beautiful trails. After exploring, everybody (including dogs!) will be treated to a tasty lunch at Tillicum Village around 2:00 pm.

If you’re planning to attend the event, stop by our table located on the lower deck! Trupanion will be providing information about our services and holding a raffle. Click here to get more information!

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Rescue Dog Fights for Her Life and Captures Hearts

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We adopted Ruby from the New Hampshire SPCA. She was 8 years old and in rough shape, requiring a triple mastectomy before we could even take her home. After a week she was up and around, happy and full of energy. A month later, we walked the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer walk, together, decked out in pink—both of us cancer survivors.

Our veterinarians at Stratham-Newfields Veterinary Hospital suggested we consider pet insurance for some time. We finally signed up with Trupanion, thinking it wouldn’t be necessary for a while. Soon after, Ruby started vomiting so we took her for some routine tests to find the cause. She was diagnosed with Pancreatitis. That afternoon was the first claim we submitted to Trupanion, just 33 days after we signed up.

Ruby was started on several pain medications and anti-inflammatories and had her Pancreas biopsied. When the biopsies came back, it was confirmed. Ruby had Pancreatitis so severe, her kidneys were being affected. We were devastated but hopeful, and for a few weeks she seemed to get better, but a month later she started vomiting again and was rushed to Port CityVeterinary Referral Hospital for emergency surgery. The Pancreatitis had caused so much damage that Ruby’s kidneys were failing. Two days later, after several attempts to stabilize her, Ruby died in our arms.

Trupanion took away the financial stress during that time. After our $50 deductible, they paid 90% of all costs, and were so kind, concerned and amazingly easy to work with. I can honestly say, Trupanion is one of the best companies we’ve ever worked with.

We are glad to say our recently adopted Sassie, a 3 yr old chihuahua/dachshund mix, is happily enrolled with Trupanion.

Renée S. and James C.

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Newmarket, New Hampshire

Enrolled: August 2013
Condition: Pancreatitis
Total Paid: $22,893.65

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