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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: Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow dysplasia is an inherited condition that typically affects both elbows of a pet. Affecting intermediate and larger dog breeds, typically between the ages of four and six months, this condition causes malformation of the elbow joint. Some dog breeds … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Ectropion

Ectropion is an eye condition that is common in many various dog breeds. This eye condition occurs when a pet  develops an  outward turned eyelid. This abnormal eyelid development tends to cause a space between the lid and the eye, … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Early Tooth Loss

Early tooth loss can occur in just about any cat or dog for a number of reasons. Early tooth loss is a term used to describe the loss of teeth due to gum infections, tooth decay, or gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs … Continue reading

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Cat and Dog Play Time

Do you own both a cat and a dog? Do they get along, snuggle, and play together? Check out our friends Tiger the cat and Max theDoberman! Max wants to play with Tiger, but Tiger isn’t very interested at the … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Dwarfism

Dwarfism is a condition in which a pet has insufficient amounts of growth hormone present in their bodies. As the cat or dog matures, their body appears to be undersized. This condition may be inherited and is more common in … Continue reading

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Trupanion Presents: Nico the Laser Hunter

Does your cat or dog enjoy a good game of laser chasing? Lasers are great toys for pets because they can provide hours of fun, exercise, and entertainment for both you and your pet. Check out one of our pals … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Distichiasis

Distichiasis is an eye condition in which the eyelashes grow in improperly, causing problems. Pets affected by this conditions experience eye irritation, inflammation, tearing, corneal ulcers, squinting, and scarring. This is all caused by the eyelashes growing in abnormally from … Continue reading

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Trupanion Presents: Dude’s New Toy Ball

Have you met our one office dog Dude, the French Bulldog? Here he is, having a ball (pun intended) in our courtyard! Pet Insurance by Trupanion Presents: Dude’s New Toy Ball from Trupanion.

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Pet Health Concerns: Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine condition that occurs not only in humans, but in our pets as well. This condition causes high blood sugar levels in the body because there is an insulin producing deficiency. Insulin is needed to break … Continue reading

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Mutt Mixer Bulldog Play Time

The other week, a few of us from Trupanion attended the CityDog Magazine Mutt Mixer and we got to meet some great pet owners and their adorable canine companions! Here is a fun video we took of some Bulldogs playing … Continue reading

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