TruStory: Amos the Great Dane

Dear Trupanion,

I am writing to say thank you for everything you did for us, and for Amos. He was a sweet, loving soul, and a member of our family. He passed away on July 31st, 2012, following this hospitalization. I wanted to tell you some more about his life, and you are welcome to post this if you wish. I have also attached a picture of him from this past Christmas. We recommend you to everyone we know with pets, and will never have a dog not insured by you.

Even before signing up with Trupanion, Amos had suffered from an umbilical hernia, being cryptorchid, and hypertrophic osteodystrophy. Shortly after our joining, he tore his cranial cruciate ligament, requiring major surgery. His course was complicated, and he had to be transferred to a nearby intensive care unit for monitoring overnight. Trupanion was there for him and covered his workup, diagnosis, and treatment despite him being new and having a complicated past medical history, no questions asked.

For the past six months at least, he has had multiple medical issues, lupoid onchodystrophy, requiring multiple lab checks, 2 significant procedures requiring anesthesia, all significant expenses. In May he was diagnosed with protein losing nephropathy after a week of being incontinent in the house. He required three hosptializations for stabilization and hydration, a kidney biopsy, a special prescription diet, and expensive prescription medications – all covered.

He died a peaceful death in his sleep, and we can rest easy knowing that we did everything we could for a dear friend and member of the family.

My point to anyone who thinks they do not need pet insurance is this: you never want to be in the position of having to decide between dipping heavily into savings meant for other things – retirement, college for your kids, and providing necessary care to the animal you love. Trupanion took care of our family, of Amos, and each decision could be made based upon what was best for him, rather than what we could afford.

Thank you Trupanion.

Sincerely,
Catherine B.

About Stacy @Trupanion

Social Media Manager
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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