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Why I Insured My Puppy: Beverly’s Story

Beverly’s puppy Obi-Wan Kenobi is new to the Trupanion family. Unfortunately, Beverly experienced a difficult situation which led her to get pet insurance for the new puppy.

She shares her story in hopes of helping other pet owners.

In June of 2008, I brought into my home a precious Yorkshire Terrier we named C.J. He was six months old. C.J. was a feisty, happy little guy that I treasured.

Toward the end of 2011, C.J. became ill and over the next 10 days or so he deteriorated rapidly. Expensive testing revealed that he had protein-losing enteropathy. He needed immediate attention that the emergency vets advised would cost between $1,000 and $2,000 just to stabilize him, then more expenses to get him to the point where I could take him home and get him on a special diet.

C.J. was in distress and suffering. I had to make a decision.

If I had purchased insurance for C.J., that decision would have been easy. Instead, I had to make the horrible decision to put C.J. down. This Wednesday, Dec. 12, would have been C.J.’s birthday. He would have been 5 years old.

I was determined that I would never again have a dog that was not covered by insurance. I never want to have to make the decision I did for C.J.
I chose Trupanion because when I compared all the options, Trupanion was by far the best coverage for the best price.

Our condolences go out to Beverly and we thank her for sharing her story.

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.

One Response to Why I Insured My Puppy: Beverly’s Story

  1. Jenna says:

    man i feel so bad for your puppy i felt that way when i had to make a decision about my little puppy i picked a treatment and i was so happy because it worked

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