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Trupanion Introduces Sniffable – A New Dating App for Your Dog or Cat!

Trupanion - Puppy Love

Tired of sniffing butts at the dog park only to find that the other dog has turned their nose up at you? In the name of puppy love and kitty cuddles, Trupanion launches the first ever dating app solely for dogs and cats—Sniffable.

Pets have made their voices loud and clear, and following a growing trend in pet weddings this year, are calling for a better way to meet their soulmate and make meaningful love connections from the comfort of their own couch. Sniffable gives pets the freedom to find their true love.

“From the beginning, Trupanion has recognized the benefit of the human-animal bond when it came to pets’ health. Now, we understand the growing importance of animal-animal bonds, and seek to promote the health of dogs and cats by offering them deep, lasting connections that can help them live a long, happy life,” said Dr. Kerri Marshall, chief veterinary officer at Trupanion.

The new app gives pets the option to “paw left” or “paw right” to meet their perfect match. A fun, free way for dogs to make a quick date at the dog park or cats to finally meet face to face, rather than gazing from the living room window ledge. When pets do find their perfect match, Trupanion will offer discounted couple packages to married cats and dogs ensuring the new couple has the best health coverage out there to live long, happy lives.

Photo by Frankieleon/ Flickr

Photo by Frankieleon/ Flickr

Happy April Fools’ Day!

Giving Dusty Two More Years of Quality Life

Dusty Image 1 “I would like to take this opportunity to do something I rarely do, and that is to thank Trupanion for the support they have shown with regard to Dusty’s care. Not many companies would have covered Cyberknife treatment and all of the subsequent medications that let him maintain an active and fulfilling quality of life for two more years, post his diagnosis with a brain tumor. Trupanion provided responsive, caring and financially important assistance during a difficult time.

I often tell people who question the value of insurance that it is in the most difficult and potentially expensive times that it makes the biggest difference. Confronted with a $10,000 treatment, I am not sure that I would have opted for the treatment that gave him two more quality years. Having Trupanion insurance made that an easy choice.”

Stan R.

Cortlandt Manor, New York

Enrolled: November 2009
Condition: Brain Tumor, Seizures
Trupanion Paid: $11,159.89

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Trupanion Reviews – Week of 3/27

Trupanion is great!! They really came through and helped us with Keg’s TPLO surgery 3 weeks back. –Aaron A.

Trupanion was the best thing I did when I got my very sick kitten from a rescue. Granted some was considered pre existing, every bit helps and next month my constantly sick kitten is turning 1 years old. Imperial Point Animal Hospital of Delray and the caring people at Trupanion saved my Riley. Look how great he looks now. – Joetta A.

Just got my claim approved by @Trupanion! Quick & easy. Thank you for helping me keep Gus healthy! #petinsurance -@booksbyvictoria

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I have @Trupanion and love it! Two surgeries, medications, specialist visits, and never a problem with claims or service. Recommended paws down good folks! -@hercules_bulldog

We love Trupanion! Bane has his butt insured :) -@banethebulldog

Why am I at the vet again? Can’t help but spend all of moms money. Getting another root canal and extending our minnesota trip to another month. *thankfully we signed up for pet insurance with #trupanion when we did! emojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemojiemoji                             -@cali.thepitifulpit

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If I’m being completely honest, I’d say everyday is #NationalPuppyDay for this#BostonTerrier #PitBull and #Pug. They eat better than I do, and receive the best medical care. #Trupanion #PetInsurance -@carly_sully


Trupanion Reviews - Week of 3/27

Caring for a Doberman’s Chronic Issues

Blackjack“After seeing Trupanion literature at the veterinarian’s office we purchased Trupanion for our then 9-month-old Doberman, Blackjack.

At 2 years old, Blackjack was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Once the deductible was met, Trupanion paid and continues to pay for 90% of all of his medication and bloodwork.

After receiving a facial injury at 3 years old, which required surgery, Blackjack’s bloodwork revealed elevated liver enzymes. A month later, further blood work and liver biopsies revealed Blackjack had chronic active hepatitis with copper toxicity. Trupanion paid and continues to pay for 90% all of his medication, liver biopsies, and bloodwork associated with the disease.

Thanks to all the hard work of Dr. Stan Hastings, Blackjack’s liver enzymes are within normal range and he is a happy 5-year-old pup. Don’t be fooled by insurance companies that offer wellness plans, you can afford all of those bills. What you can’t afford are the bills associated with chronic illness. The coverage is well worth it and gives you peace of mind.”

Kathie S.

Covington, Kentucky

Enrolled: September 2011
Condition: Chronic Hepatitis, Hypothyroidism, Foreign Body
Trupanion paid: $17,538.72

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 3/20

My puppy got sick just a couple of weeks after we got her. We had signed up for the 30 day free trial for Trupanion at her first vet visit, and decided to continue it just days before Zoey needed surgery to remove a PINECONE from her stomach. Trupanion has paid all our claims promptly and without any of the hassle I expected. We definitely made the right choice. -Susan K.

I have tried to give you a picture of Heike with her tag but it is not easy. This time it worked. Thanks…..Heike Hohs love her tag and your protection. You have saved her life many times. -Patricia H.

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Earlier this week, Buddy was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, a type salivary gland cancer. The tumor is just below his ear and behind his jaw. Because of its location and size, the tumor is inoperable and has started to affect his facial nerves. The cancer is in an advanced stage and has already spread to his lungs. We are so relieved we have insurance @trupanion and cost isn’t an issue, but I decided to forego radiation and chemo because I think it would be too hard on him and the end would not justify the means. Whatever time he has left definitely isn’t long enough. Meanwhile, we’ll be living it up, under the sun and on the grass (and eating yummy human food!). #myfirstlove#bostonterrier #justustwo -@buddychoo

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Guess who has better health insurance than I do!? I have to jump through hoops for a check up and this guy can walk into ANY veterinarian office in the US like a VIP! I had a minor panic attack thinking of what I would do if Buxi ever got sick or couldn’t run and play, may or may not be reading a book about a dog who dies, whoops! so I did what every sobbing yoga pant wearing lady does, started a blog at Starbucks. emojiJust kidding, (that was totally funny to me, I loled) no really, I wrapped him in bubble wrap and got him health insurance. Obama would be so proud. #thanksobama emoji#firstworldproblems but I mean come on, look at that face! If JLO can insure her emoji butt, I sure can insure my little monster so he can get his teeth cleaned and butt examined and all the weird things that dogs require to live long and prosper -@vorah_haleh

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Took Bander into Aurora Veterinary Hospital yesterday due to some hair loss on her side. Ran some blood work and her T4 was a little low. Adding on another thyroid panel to see if it’s because it’s not functioning appropriately or if it’s a fluke and not the cause of her hair loss. Should know more later. Thank goodness she’s insured by Trupanion! -Melissa B.

Yancy is a Rottie/Pit Bull mix and had a TPLO on his right knee in September. Thanks goodness for Trupanion! They covered the surgery and the water therapy rehab that helped so much!  – Jeanine F.

#Trupanion hands down best in the business -@djdugan1183

My vet is not shown but a big shout out to Three Notch Veterinary Hospital for giving me a pamphlet from Trupanion when I adopted my lab Ripley. without Trupanion I don’t know what we would have done. Trupanion has covered sooo much. THANK YOU to both Trupanion and Three Notch Veterinary Hospital –English N.

I’m at the vet with Oatmeal now, hopefully just some medication. But, you never know with this little money pit! Thank god for @Trupanion! -@Duskheart