Our children moved out a while ago so we adopted new ones, Bruno and Bella, our chocolate labs. They became irreplaceable. Bella could have been a competitor in dock jumping competitions, where the dog runs the length of a pier and jumps for a baton and they measure it…her enthusiasm is incredible. She doesn’t have an energy dial, it’s on full blast or off. Consequently she has torn both ACLs and had one meniscus repair.
She’s been a trooper during her recent double-surgery recovery and she can’t wait to get out and run and swim. If not for the folks at Trupanion, she may have been left with very limited mobility, which would’ve been heartbreaking for a dog with her spirit. Bella is on her way to a full comeback and even though she doesn’t know who Trupanion is, she knows she can run again. Thank Trupanion for being one of the few insurance companies that does what it says.
Sandy, Paul, and Bella B.
Enrolled: February 2012
Condition: Torn Knee Ligaments
Total Paid: $10,312.80
September 2, 2014
In many ways, having a pet is like having a child. We place pads on the corners of tables and lock cabinets so the kids do not taste the Drano, but our pets need a different kind of protection. Plants and flowers bring nature and beauty into our homes but they can also be a source of mess, danger, and even death for our pets.
Use the ASPCA’s list of toxic plants to keep your pet safe. To build an indoor or outdoor garden, there are some very nice plants that work well for the pet lover:
August 27, 2014
Our dog Mustard has been to the veterinarian a lot in the first years of his life!
At 10 months of age, Mustard began limping on his front leg. On his first birthday, he was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia and had surgery at a specialist to remove fragments in his elbow. Unfortunately for Mustard, he may need to have surgery on his other elbow—but we know Trupanion will be there for him (and us!) if it happens again.
Then at two years old, Mustard started vomiting every night for no apparent reason. After a lot of tests we discovered he also has allergies! Mustard is now on special food that helps his upset stomach and has no further issues. Without the help from Trupanion, we never would have discovered what the underlying problem was.
The pre-approval and claims went off without a hitch! Thank you Trupanion, for helping our furry children!
Amanda, Devin, and their dogs, Noah and Mustard
Enrolled: September 2011
Condition: Elbow Dysplasia and Allergies
Total Paid: $5,764.60
August 26, 2014
Cooper the 11-month-old mixed-breed dog recently followed his nose right into some macadamia nuts, which are unfortunately poisonous to dogs. Symptoms of macadamia nut ingestion include weakness, depression, vomiting, and tremors.
If a dog has recently ingested macadamia nuts, treatment includes inducing vomiting. They may also benefit from activated charcoal, fluids, pain killers, and medications to reduce fever.
Cooper’s veterinary care included diagnostics, IV fluids, medication to treat muscle tremors, and activated charcoal.
Dogs typically recover just fine from macadamia incidents, so we hope that Cooper is back to 100%!
Total claim amount: $1,168.12
Deductible applied: -$0
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$155.00
10% co-insurance: -$101.31
Eligible for coverage: $911.81
August 25, 2014
Both Willow and Ziggy have Trupanion, and thank heavens!
Willow was sick as a dog, vomiting up bile, so I rushed her to the vet. They did an x-ray and found a round object in her stomach. She had eaten palm nuts! Willow was taken in for emergency surgery and they performed an endoscopy to remove the nuts.
However, the story does not end there. While under anesthesia, Willow developed an ulcer in her left eye! We quickly made an appointment with the eye doctor.
Willow is well on her way to recovery. Thanks to Trupanion we were able to afford the best care and not have the financial burden that comes with it! Thank you, Trupanion!
Enrolled: August 2012
Condition: Foreign Body and Eye Ulcer
Total Paid: $1,674.27
August 21, 2014
Keep an eye out for Trupanion’s booth at Pit Bulls on Parade this Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Issaquah, WA!
BullsEye Dog Rescue has organized this event to provide education about the Pit Bull “breed” to the public, current owners, other rescue organizations and shelters throughout the Puget Sound region. This is a charity and non-profit organization that gives many Pit Bulls in need a second chance.
Many adoptable dogs will be strutting their stuff in the Pit Bull Parade for everybody to watch! There will be featured demonstrations on weight pull, agility, flyball, rally obedience, disc dog and a chance for you and your dog to even try some of these sports yourself.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing will be offered for only $10.00, all dogs at the event will have a chance to earn their certificate!
Join Trupanion to support dogs in need at Pit Bulls on Parade. Click here to get more information.
August 20, 2014
In honor of North Shore Animal League’s DOGust 1, the declared universal birthday for adopted pets whose birthdays are unknown, we wanted to celebrate ALL pets’ birthdays! For the first two weeks of August, we collected your birthday, puppy, kitten, and gotcha day pet photos so that we could celebrate them.
For every pet that was born or had a birthday in the last 365 days, we wish you a happy birthday and we’re filled with joy that you are in our lives!
Have a look at all the wonderful photos we received:
A big thank you to everyone who shared cute, adorable, and silly photos with us these past two weeks!
Our prize winners are: Stephanie P. and Giselle T.
August 15, 2014