Trupanion has become the first pet insurance provider to offer therapeutic and preventative pet foods and nutritional supplements for pets, available exclusively through veterinary hospitals, in their core coverage. These added benefits are now available to current and future policyholders.
The expanded coverage will include the cost of therapeutic pet food for two months, as well as the cost of dietary supplements recommended by a veterinarian.
Therapeutic pet foods and nutritional supplements can help improve the health of pets with a variety of conditions, from joint heath to skin health and are often recommended by veterinarians. Until now, the cost of these foods and supplements was always an out-of-pocket expense for pet owners, but Trupanion policyholders will now be able to recover these costs.
“We want to be able to give pet owners every opportunity to afford the very best care for their pets,” said Darryl Rawlings, Chief Executive Officer at Trupanion. “Adding these new benefits to our coverage is just the next step in our continual effort to improve our offering while maintaining the best value in the market.”
In addition to this new coverage, Trupanion has entered into an agreement with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, which offers a full line of therapeutic and wellness foods, including the Hill’s® Prescription Diet® pet foods and Science Diet® Healthy Advantage™ pet food.
“We listen to pet owners and veterinarians every day and evaluate policy improvements on a regular basis,” said Rawlings. “We look forward to announcing more benefits to our coverage in the near future.”