Yearly Archives: 2010

World's Smartest Dog Has Extensive Vocabulary

According to a recent article on, Chaser the Border Collie is the world’s smartest dog! She knows over 1,000 words! So how did she become so smart? Training involved gradually teaching her different words, one at a time, over … Continue reading

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Pawliday Blog Contest Finalists

Thank you to everyone who entered our Pawliday Blog Contest! We reviewed so many heartwarming stories, it was hard to narrow it down to these ten finalists. Everyone had a great story to tell of their beloved pet – there … Continue reading

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Office Petiquette: Valuable Resources

One thing that’s important to be aware of for any situation involving multiple dogs is the way that they view resources. Some treats, toys, and food are viewed as very high value, so a dog will do everything it can … Continue reading

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Trupanion Blog Named in Top 50 Health Insurance Blogs

The Health Express recently released a list of the top 50 health insurance blogs. The list includes links to corporate and brokerage blogs as well as links to consumer-related information and industry blogs. The article maintains that many health insurance … Continue reading

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Pet of the Week: Bella

This story sent in by Bella’s owner, Laura: Bella is a 7-year-old Staffordshire Terrier who’s been through a lot in her little lifetime. When I first met her, she was living in a small heated dog house with her mom … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Cystinuria

Cystinuria is a genetic condition that affects the kidney tubules in humans and certain dog breeds alike. With this condition, cystine based amino acid stones form in the kidneys, bladder, and ureter causing blockage. When healthy kidneys function properly, they … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Acute Renal Failure

Looking through the claims report this week, it was interesting to see that among the top claims paid, two of them were for the same pet. These are two of three claims that were recently paid for Tucker, a Golden … Continue reading

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Trupanion Announces Finalists in ‘Tru Hero’ Contest

Pet insurance company Trupanion chooses the top ten finalists in a contest inspired by pets and the holidays. ( December 27, 2010 — Trupanion, North America’s fastest growing pet health insurance company, ran a holiday promotion from December 1 through … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Saving on Pet Costs

The following is a guest post written by the Administrator of The Financial Times. On his blog he provides many money saving tips & tricks. A high standard of living and lack of job security makes the job of the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you from all of us at Trupanion!

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