Slightly graphic, and going to give everyone a short#PSA slash update. My first growth mom discovered was over this summer on my vulva (most awkward phone call ever) and it came back positive as a plasma cell tumor. Few months later when putting my boots on, the second growth was discovered. We postponed having the surgery until after the holidays because no one wants to travel with a sick pup between colorado and minnesota and back to colorado. That’s why in some old pictures you can see I’m wearing a boot to prevent it from cracking open and bleeding on things, it didn’t bother me (didn’t lick it or nothing) but just was gross and didn’t want it to get infected. In the between time mom found the small one growing on my front paw as well, would be addressed at next appointment on our return. Everything was removed cleanly and I’m currently 100% cancer free. Lucky for us grandpa help foot the bill a bit and we are in the clear for now. Now for the PSA; if we had gotten insurance when I was first acquired, majority of my costs would have been covered. Torn CCL (TPLO surgery), chipped tooth(root canal), and now plasma cell tumors arising all willy-nilly. So please please please if you don’t want to be poor forever and take care of us fur babies, take the time to look into insurance. We just signed Stanley (the #GSD) up for about $60 a month and a $200 deductible with #trupanion. That’s less than the cost of his food every month and it will cover potential hereditary issues down the road. The man-friend and mom didn’t want to make the same mistake twice! I’ll get off my pedistool now… Off to enjoy a walk with my little #velociraptordigit!!! -@cali.thepitifulpit
If you think all insurance companies are cold and impersonal… think again!
We received this amazing personally handwritten card from our pet insurer @trupanion today. I have been a Trupanion client for years and with my last senior rescue we worked together tirelessly to spread the word about his illness and encourage veterinarians to find a cure. At 9 years old Pete was diagnosed with IMHA (Immune Mediated Hemoglobic Anemia). IMHA is a very horrible immune disease without any know cause or cure. 80% of those diagnosed pass away within 7 days.. the disease can take hold in as few as 4 hours. Pete needed 3 blood transfusions in his first 5 days; he battled IMHA and survived for 2 years! He passed Christmas 2013. We submitted over 20k in insurance claims and still Trupanion supported us. Over a year later they’re still fighting for Pete, as are are we, and got his story published in Integrative Veterinary Care Journal magazine (IVC). We can’t say enough about this amazing pet insurance company! Integrative Veterinary Care Journal is the #1 publication covering the rapidly expanding integrative veterinary field. This magazine bridges the gap between allopathic and holistic veterinary care and provides veterinarians and vet technicians cutting edge information on ways to enhance their practice to include traditional & holistic health care.
If you want more info on IMHA visit ic.upei.ca/cidd/disorder/immune-mediated-hemolytic-anemia-imha -@lexy_the_elderbull
A friend’s pup has lymphoma and @trupanion has paid for so much of his treatment. They sends ‘thank you for taking such good care of Chip’ notes to them along with the cheques. Classy! -@rudyspaletas
Thank-you for filling my last 2 claims so quickly – not even 24 hours after they were submitted. That was claim #125 and #126 for us. Eeek -Michelle E.
Pure…pure love, pure joy, pure inspiration, pure heart. My Maddie girl is the light of my life! Thanks to Trupanion. After she was hit by a car and suffered vertebral and femur fractures, I was able to give her the surgeries she needed (even though the vet told me to euthanize b/c the chances of her using her back legs were <5%…who cares! As long as she’s not in pain!!) Anyway, I appreciate, to this day, the help and support from Trupanion b/c it allowed me to keep this sweet, pure, soul in my life. We are eternally grateful!! P.S. Maddie walks just fine, she isn’t 100% with back legs but euthanasia would have killed one of the most loving, feisty, adaptable, inspiring beings that has persevered and conquered so many hurdles. She is constantly progressing and amazes me every day!!! -Kristine G.
You folks ROCK!!!!!! Thank you!!! Here’s a pic of Sobek (L) and Stella Mae (R), they say thank YOU too! -Fanna E.
Maximus Grewal thanks you Trupanion for providing his medical insurance – @maximus_the_pitbull_
I just wanted to say how great Trupanion has been with Whiskey’s cancer treatments. She is going to University of Guelph for her treatments which is one of the best cancer clinics for animals in the world. It is such a relief to know her treatments are covered so the doctors and I can focus on quality of life for her. Many times while sitting in the waiting room while our family pets to have their treatments, the people get to talking. I cannot tell you how heartbreaking it is to see and hear people having to stop treatments because of financial issues. We love our pets and I hope that no one has to put their pet down because of the money. Get insured. -Lauraine J.
Wow @Trupanion! We submitted claims for our dog this morning & already got our payment emails sent to us. Now that’s great customer service! -@AmandaGorun
Thank you Trupanion for all you do! We were not expecting a get-well package for our little girl. The Fur babies will love these gifts!! Cheers!
Shaun, Michael, Baker, Putt Putt, Nadia and Millie
Lillie, on the left, just had emergency surgery. With thanks to Trupanion for helping with the cost!! And that’s her buddy Ronan sitting next to her. -Jani B.
I <3 you, Trupanion. Thank you for insuring me, Stella The Therapy Dog, as an American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards winner! (My baby brother is insured with you, too.) Happy Valentine’s Day!! -Stella The Therapy Dog