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Akvile is an avid fan of surfing on snow, on water, and the web! Growing up in NY, she moved to Seattle a few years ago and has found her happiness here, where she can do all of the above. Aside from working during the week in the Trupanion office, she has her hands full being the mother of Batman, her massive-eared mini schnauzer who is a cuddle monster by day and super hero by night. She enjoys traveling, wakeboarding, snowboarding, camping, painting, and DJ'ing for fun.

Pet Health Concerns: Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that occurs in humans and pets alike. With this condition, excessive fluid builds up and causes increased pressure in the eye, which may cause damage to the optic nerve. With damage occurring to the … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance by Trupanion: Batman and Safari

No matter the age, a bunch of our Trupanion pet insurance office dogs love a good play session. Safari, one of the oldest and largest dogs in the office is usually quite calm and quiet, however she really wanted to … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Gingivitis

Not only common in humans, gingivits affects other animals as well. Occurring in cats and dogs, this condition forms when tartar builds up on teeth and causes inflammation. It may affect one or several teeth in the pets mouth and … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: GCL-Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy

Globoid cell leukodystrophy, or GCL is a very rare, but serious neurological disorder that occurs in pets. With this condition, a specific enzyme associated with nerve impulses is not present in proper quantities, which eventually causes the white matter of … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Rapper

We hope that your weekend is going well thus far! Here is some pet insurance related humor to make it just that much more fun!

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Pet Health Concerns: Gastric Torsion

Gastric torsion is a serious condition that causes life-threatening gastric issues for pets. With this condition, the stomach twists over itself causing blockage to occur within the passageways. Common in larger dog breeds such as the Airedale Terrier, Akita, American … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance by Trupanion presents: Old Dog Gets Playful

Even though our pets age, some of them tend to not lose their playful nature. One of our Trupanion office dogs, Safari the Rhodesian Ridgeback is usually a very calm dog, however once in a while she surprises us as … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Follicular Dermatitis

Follicular dermatitis is a skin condition, similar to a human pimple, which is usually caused by an inflamed hair follicle. Similar in composition to a human pimple, this skin bump causes swelling and pus like discharge. If these skin bumps … Continue reading

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Dog Jokes

Happy Sunday everyone! We hope that you are enjoying your weekend and figured, why not end the weekend on a fun note with some dog jokes! Q: Why did the poor dog chase his own tail? A: He was trying … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Feline infectious peritonitis, or FIP,¬† is a viral infection found in cats. This infection is caused by a specific¬† strain of the feline coronavirus (also known as the Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus) and with this virus, white blood cells are … Continue reading

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