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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.

Dog Puzzle Toys

Many of our pets love a challenge! Whether it is learning a trick or playing with a puzzle toy, dogs not only enjoy learning but it is mentally stimulating and healthy for them. A constructively busy pet also won’t be … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Esophageal Achalasia

Esophageal achalasia is a serious digestive condition that occurs in both cats and dogs. With this condition, the esophagus walls in the throat fail to relax enough to allow food to pass properly. With food having difficulty getting down to … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Epiphora

Epiphora is a condition in which tears overflow onto the face . Occurring in both cats and dogs, however more frequently in flat faced cats, this condition is thought to be caused by inflammation or irritation of the eye, which … Continue reading

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Spring Time Dog Adventures

Happy first day of May everyone! Now that spring time has fully arrived, do you plan on spending more time outdoors with your pets? Our office dogs love going out to our office courtyard to play together in the sun. … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a recurring seizure disorder which occurs in not only humans, but cats and dogs as well. Seizures are caused by improper neuron activity by misfiring in the cerebrum portion of the brain. These seizures can be classified as … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Entropion

Unlike ectropion, which we wrote about recently, entropion is the inverting of the lower eyelid whereas ectropion is the outward rolling of the eyelid. Entropion is caused by genetic factors that cause the eyelid to roll inward, rubbing on the … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance by Trupanion Presents: Corgi Chases Laser

Does your cat or dog love chasing lasers? Do you have any fun stories or videos of your pet(s) running around and pawing at the laser? Let us know by leaving a comment below, we would love to hear! Check … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Enlarged Heart

Often associated with tuarine or carnitine amino acid deficiencies or parvovirus in younger animals, an enlarged heart is a serious condition. Also known as Dilated Cardiomyopathy, this increased heart size condition may be also caused by enlarged muscles if the … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Elongated Soft Palate

The soft palate is a small flap of skin in the back of an animals throat. In some animals with shorter heads, the palate may be longer, causing some breathing complications. An elongated soft palate is considered to be a … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance by Trupanion Presents: Puppy Playtime

Do you have multiple pets in your household? Do they love to run around and play? What kind of games do they enjoy playing together? Check out our Italian Greyhound dog friends Ava and Bogey play!

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