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Trupanion's Blog is dedicated to help educate people with pet insurance and pet health information, but more importantly, to have fun!

Cat Treats Vs. Poison Infographic

Cats are very curious, and love to get into anything that catches their attention. It is important to know what is safe to give your cat and the benefits and risks of common food items. Vet-Medic Pharmacy has put together a great resource to help educate cat owners on the facts of common food items and whether they are safe to give to your cat.


Trupanion’s 4th Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive

2014 Pet Food DriveAs a company full of pet lovers, we know how much our local animal shelters and rescues need our support during the holiday season. For the past four years, we have organized a competition within our internal teams to see which team can come up with the most pet food to donate to the Seattle Humane Society’s pet food bank. The pet food bank distributes donated pet food to pet owners that may have trouble during the holiday season. Our goal was to beat last years’ record of 1.5 tons of pet food, which we succeeded at doing!2014 Pet Food Drive

Throughout the competition, we collected 9,107 lbs of cat and dog food to give to Seattle Humane Society. That’s over 4 tons of pet food!

Seattle Humane posted “Our Pet Food Bank collects and distributes food for pets of seniors, people disabled by HIV/AIDS, and low-income cancer patients being treated at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Swedish Cancer Institute. With these donations we can ensure they will not be forced to give up their pets when they need them most. Thank you Trupanion!”2014 Pet Food Drive

It’s a great feeling to help those in need during this time of the year. Share with us your ideas on how to help others this holiday season.

A Strong Support System Makes a Difference

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA“We adopted Molly and Jenny, two cockapoos, from their elderly owner after she passed. When she fell ill she asked if we would consider adopting them. Knowing how much we enjoyed their company, we were quick to answer yes. That is when we enrolled Molly and Jenny in Trupanion.

Molly and Jenny transitioned to their new home nicely. Several months later, we were out for a walk and Molly let out a cry. It appeared her back was hurting. We immediately took her to the emergency clinic.

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 12/12

Thank you so much for your coverage Joey’s emergency dental fees!!!!!! He is now back to his happy self helping me take care of the new baby. Like here where he is informing me she is in his food…..again!!! ‪#‎thankyoupaws‬ -Cathy G.

Just thought I’d share this picture taken yesterday on one of Lexi’s favourite trails, she likes to stop and just take it all in
Without the help of Trupanion she would not be there, thank you!
She has a degenerative disease called Degenerative Myelopathy which is very similar to ALS and there is no cure, it is also referred to as DM. She is pretty much paralysed in the back legs but continues to hike daily and play wheelchair fetch….. (she’s real fast) exercise is very important for DM dogs. Sadly the paralysis will slowly make it’s way up her spine to the front legs and it will get worse from there So we take it one day at a time and enjoy each and every moment! -Ellen R.


I love this insurance and tell everyone about it. It has saved me a lot of money but more than that, peace of mind. They are also the most receptive and their clarity is outstanding. Easy to use, easy to sign up and easy to figure out what you might owe or when you get a reimbursement. Bravo Trupanion! -Susan F.

From the bottom of my heart…a special THANK YOU for covering Chelsea Boxer (in front of pic) who had a torn ACL and knee surgery! Chelsea is doing well. Rest assured these two insureds receive loving care 24/7 ! Again, our thanks! -Dwan and David B. (Chandler and Chelsea)

Thank you Daddy and @Trupanion for helping me with my allergies! #trupanion #itchydog pic.twitter.com/7o1l3MWbhj -@CInternicola

Without Trupanion I would have lost shanelle at age 8. having this insurance made the difference in affording her medication and expenses for chronic health issues she had. I would have had to put her down. She lived an amazing life till age 13. -Michal P.

Thank you Trupanion for helping Mom help me to get the surgery I need to get back to work as her Service Dog. I have important job and we still need to run our marathon :) Mom had to throw in a puppy picture from my 1st Christmas with this year Christmas picture at 4 years old. -Holi T.

Stray Cat: What Precautions to Take Before Bringing Them Home

Harley enjoying the hammock, shared by Catherine M.

Cats naturally tug at heartstrings with their big eyes, comforting purrs, and high-pitched meows. Furthermore, cats and kittens always seem to be desperate for homes. Because cat litters can come from multiple sires, it’s common for thousands of strays to be found in and around the same neighborhood. However, you should be aware of some precautions before welcoming a stray cat into your home.

Call the Vet
Because strays live outdoors, you don’t know what they’re bringing in. Most people think of fleas and ticks, but cats can also carry fatal diseases and parasites. Toxoplasmosis is one such offender, and can cause serious health complications or death. Have the cat thoroughly examined and spayed or neutered if this hasn’t already been done. Apprise the vet of your lifestyle and potential hazards in your home such as plants that could be poisonous to felines. Your veterinarian can help you adjust your lifestyle for your new friend.