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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!

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.

Giving a Small Dog a Chance

Lacey - Scott Sterbenz - Image 1“We lost our 15-year-old Border Collie/German Shorthair mix over five years ago. After years of an empty household we decided it was long enough. We looked, trying to find a puppy both my wife and I could agree upon. Never having owned a dog weighing under 50 lbs, I finally conceded to my wife’s wishes to get a small dog. We looked at the shelter dogs, we looked online and we talked to friends to no avail. Finally, we found this cute little Maltese, which no one wanted because she had one black-rimmed eye and one pink-rimmed eye.

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: dog ate pieces of Kong toy

Quinn is a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd with an apparent penchant for chewing. His recent unplanned vet visit was due to an incident of chewing and swallowing bits of his Kong toy.

The Aussie made an emergency visit to his vet where they took radiographs to assess the situation. They induced vomiting, but Quinn ended up needing surgery to remove the extra pieces. After an overnight stay, he was released to go home and recover. We hope he is feeling much better now!

Total claim amount: $1,757.00
Deductible applied: -$300.00
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$85.00
10% co-insurance: -$137.20
Eligible for coverage: $1,234.80