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Trupanion Reviews – Week of 9/19

I’m so grateful for this insurance, someone throw a can of poison in our yard, and my performance puppy ate it, and had to have ER surgery. They covered way more then I thought they would have, even with us only being on the plan for 2 months. Thank you, Thank you, Thanks you! Nitro is doing awesome, and hopefully will be in the obedience show ring in a few months! -Karen B.

Trupanion helped us make some pretty tough decisions this past week when we had to see a neurologist with our golden retriever. I cannot even begin to thank them for all the help they gave us at a very difficult time. They made sure to pre-authorize procedures for us within a few hours instead of days so that our dog could get the care she needed as soon as possible. I will recommend this company to everyone we meet. You exceeded our expectations and treated us so kindly while we were going through a very tough time and I am so thankful for that. -Lynne L.

two golden retriever dogs

I just want the world to know how great Trupanion Pet Insurance is. I researched a lot of insurances when I was looking for one for our dogs. Well over 12 weeks ago our golden retriever, Gracie, was limping and only tapping her back foot. We took her to our vet who thought she might have a torn cruciate ligament. Sent us to a surgeon to get a definite diagnosis. It turned out that’s what it was and we were quoted a price of over $4,000. Thankfully we had Trupanion Insurance for our dogs. We had an out of pocket of $500 for our deductible and then only 20% of the balance. We had to take Gracie back in 6 weeks and 12 weeks for x-rays and Trupanion again covered all the bill except for 20%. Thank you so much for being there for our dogs. I know we would not have been able to have the surgery done had it not been for insurance. Gracie was released from the doctor today and the implant they put in will last her the rest of her life. THANK YOU. Ruthann and Gene S.

Trupanion has been exceptional and I’m so glad that I decided to purchase this coverage. My dog had an emergency MRI recently and Trupanion approved the claim overnight so that I knew for certain my out of pocket cost and could proceed with the procedure. They process my claims within only a few days and communicate clearly and quickly. I highly recommend Trupanion. -Reiko F.

Living a Long, Healthy, Active Life

Noah - Karen Belanger - Image 1

Our dog Noah is extremely special to our family.

Being in a very active family, and loving playing with other dogs, Noah has had quite a few incidences where he has unfortunately been bitten by other dogs at the park and needed stitches to sew up his skin. Poor guy!

Noah has also had a few lumps on his body that needed to be removed and tested to see what they were. Thankfully, nothing came back as cancerous and he is still a very healthy, happy boy!

Pet of the Week: Remy

smiling dog

Remy “Rhett” Butler Boyd, aka “Boo Boo” is a 2 1/2 year old American Pit Bull Terrier that we rescued from the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin, CA where my husband and I volunteer with Tri Valley Animal Rescue walking shelter dogs every Sunday (have done so for over 18 months).

Remy is a ‘breed ambassador’ – TVAR wanted to put him in foster care for a week (before he got neutered) and then would have gone off to a more permanent foster home while waiting for find his Forever Home. We’ve never fostered before but love pit bulls. TVAR asked if we’d take him for a week, we said yes and then couldn’t give him up! He lives with our three cats and they’re ‘getting used’ to each other. Two of the three cats are gray, like him. He’s a very handsome boy, weighs 65 pounds and is up for anything – he even lets Jeff brush his teeth every day!

Favorite Toy: Kong with peanut butter, any bone he can (and does) bury
Favorite Activity: Playing frisbee, riding in the car, sitting on laps, cuddling in the bed

pit bull dog rolling around on back funny

We would love to feature your pet as our next Pet of the Week! Just email a photo and a short blurb about your pet(s) to socialmedia@trupanion.com

Owner Holds the Ability to Help Her Pup Walk Again

Punkie - Michelle Rosen - Image 1

We rescued our pug mix, Punkie, when she was just a one year old. She appeared healthy, but we bought a Trupanion policy just to be on the safe side.

Seven months later, we woke to find that she was unable to walk. We took her to the Tufts University Foster Hospital for Small Animals for emergency care. By Monday morning she was in surgery for a slipped disc, and soon after was well on her way to recovery. Without our policy, none of that would have been possible. My husband and I are both disabled and retired early as a result.

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cat ate gravel

Vanessa 14-year-old cat made a recent veterinary visit because she ate some gravel and was vomiting. The poor kitty was hospitalized for a whole week receiving care. Her veterinary care included fluids, diagnostic tests, radiology, and medication.

When a pet ingests non-food items, they must come out one way or another, or they may cause internal complications. In certain cases, surgery may be required if the item is too large to pass.

We hope that Vanessa makes a full recovery and is feeling well again!

Total claim amount: $1,976.08
Deductible applied: -$100.00
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$74.00
10% co-insurance: -$180.21
Eligible for coverage: $1,621.87