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Ruby’s Pet Insurance Story

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I just recently enrolled my baby kitty Steve with Trupanion but my bigger story is that of my beloved dog Ruby.  My sweet golden retriever/newfoundland cross puppy that came into my life when she was 12 weeks old.  I found her at a farm surrounded by her siblings, parents and horses! She immediately became part of my heart within hours of knowing her.  I immediately enrolled her with Trupanion and never imagined how much that would mean for the both of us.

I began to notice around 5 months that Ruby would click as we were training and when she was spayed at 6 months I asked my vet to X-ray her.  When I arrived to pick her up, the vet brought me into a room and showed me what this little girl was dealing with.  She was diagnosed with advanced hip dysplasia and she was only 6 months old! We immediately sought out orthopaedic specialists (Canada West Veterinary Hospital), who told us that we would have to wait until her long bones had matured.  Once she had matured she was re-xrayed only to find out her front legs had “joint mice” which are painful bone spurs in the front leg joints.

Long story short, my sweet Ruby has had multiple surgeries but lives a very happy albeit slow life.  She is my joy and I owe my continued time with her to Trupanion.  She is happy and loves everyone she meets and it’s because of this company.

Thank you with all my heart for all you have done for Ruby.


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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