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Chewy’s Pet Insurance Testimonial

Chewy, enrolled since 2010
Seattle, WA
Condition: Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Total Repaid: $13,222+

Trupanion is our hero!

Working for a vet clinic I never saw the need for pet insurance, because I get discounted services where I work and courtesy discounts at specialist’s clinics. But when we got Chewy and were offered the 30 day free trail we thought what the heck – so we signed Chewy up.

Boy, are we glad we did! Three weeks after signing up, Chewy got sick with HOD (hypertrophic osteodystrophy) – the worst case of HOD Two State Board Radiologists had ever seen! It was recommended that we put him down on numerous occasions, but he was in such good spirits that we just couldn’t. Chewy’s HOD settled in his rear legs.

Now more than a year later and after braces for his legs, a CT scan and bone models made, we were available to have surgery on one is his legs and it was a success for about two weeks until the plate holding his bones together broke. So a second surgery requiring new plates and external fixators were then required. After months of trips to the surgeon for xrays and bandage changes, his first leg is completely healed! Next – surgery for his second leg!

Because of Trupanion we have a healthy, happy dog, who is walking a little taller! Thanks Trupanion! And stay tuned for part 2 – the next leg!!

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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