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Trupanion's Blog is dedicated to help educate people with pet insurance and pet health information, but more importantly, to have fun!

Articles by Akvile

About Akvile@

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: 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

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

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

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

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