Articles by Amber

About Amber@Trupanion

Communication Intern
Amber is a full time student at the University of Washington and she is studying Media and Communications. She is a senior at the UW and is very excited to be getting valuable interning experience at Trupanion. Amber is the proud owner of two Yorkshire Terriers, Lola and Willy. Amber and her two dogs like to do activities outdoors such as hiking, going to the park or simply relaxing in the sun.

Fostering a Pet, is it Right for You?

Fostering a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences but it’s not necessarily for everyone. It is an emotional experience and one that could ultimately change your life. Taking in a shelter pet is extremely good for their … Continue reading

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Finalists in the Hero Dog Awards

Finalists in the 2012 “American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards” were selected after more than two million votes. There are 8 dogs chosen and each one is put into specialized categories including: Law Enforcement and Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy … Continue reading

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Celebrities Promoting Pet Causes

Celebrities often use their publicity to bring awareness for certain issues including pet causes. Celebrities have a way of making an issue come to life like no other person can. Once a celebrity starts caring about something, everyone else does … Continue reading

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Tru Interview: Kristina with Winston

Next in our Tru Interview series I’d like to introduce you to Kristina, who shares her life with one lucky cat named Sofie. What is your background? How are you involved with pets? I have been involved with pets throughout … Continue reading

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Are We Substituting Human Interaction with Animal Interaction?

Recently an article published on Care2 by Sarah Cooke claimed we are filling our emotional needs with pets instead of people. The author said we are not appreciating animals for what they really are. Cooke maintains that having an animal … Continue reading

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Keeping Pets Calm on the 4th of July

Many people bring in their animals and try to soothe them during thunder and lightning storms but what about the 4th of July? Sometimes we get caught up in our own plans we forget to think about our pet’s anxiety … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Patellar Luxation

Patellar Luxation is also known as luxating patella and quite a number of different dog breeds are susceptible to this condition. Luxating patella happens when the kneecap (patella) moves around or displaces in and out of place. This can eventually … Continue reading

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Cat Insurance for Havana Brown Cats

Are you looking for a cat that is affectionate, intelligent and quiet? Well a Havana Brown may be the right breed for you. They originated in Thailand sometime in the 1300s and were one of the first felines to enter … Continue reading

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Tips for Moving Your Pet

With the school year coming to an end, many families are making a change and moving. Whether it’s a move across town or to another state it can still be a stressful process. Many of us don’t stop to think … Continue reading

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The Peculiar Things Your Pets Do

Ever wonder why your furry friend participates in their unusual rituals every day? There is most likely a reason that resonates beneath their actions and it doesn’t just come out of nowhere. Whether it originates from their wild like instincts … Continue reading

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