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Stella’s Story, from the Streets to the Sky

Stella - XXX - Image 1 (small) “Stella came to us at 8 weeks old. She and six other puppies were born in the back of a car en route to a dog rescue. We fell in love with her the minute we found her online. She was full of energy. Since her mother was living on the streets and only four of the pups survived, we immediately looked into medical insurance to give Stella the best chances for whatever might come. We picked Trupanion.

Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment

Allergies are just as common in dogs as they are in the humans, and can cause your loyal companion quite a bit of suffering. Canine atopic dermatitis is also a type of allergy that is often caused by airborne allergens even though the symptoms show up on the pet’s skin. It is one of the top 10 conditions when you must take your dog to a vet. This article explains proper diagnosis and treatment of this allergy in an elaborative manner. Let’s begin.

What is canine atopic dermatitis?

Coonhound Pup Gets a New Start in Life

Boone Dog - XXX - Image 1 (small)“We have four dogs covered by Trupanion and last year I almost canceled our policies. Fortunately I listened to a Trupanion associate and kept the insurance. Not long after, we found our newest fur baby, Boone Dog, paralyzed in our backyard without any forewarning. We were told that night that he had myleopathy and a collapsed congenital disc. He was on a ventilator that week and was in horrible shape.

No one expects this. You don’t get a puppy thinking that you will be facing two weeks of life-saving vet care and a $21,000 vet bill…but that’s where we were. We would have not been able to afford or support Boone the way we needed to without the help of Trupanion and our veterinarian. I called Trupanion crying my eyes out, needing support, and there was not one time I didn’t get the support that I needed. Trupanion stepped in to work with our veterinarian so we did not have to worry about the overwhelming financial stress.

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 11/14

Thank you once again @Trupanion for covering yet another surgery for pippin last week. #lovehowquickyouare -@Meldes13

Thanks Trupanion for getting Lucky back on his feet again! 2nd surgery for little Lucky gladly covered by you guys. He’s only 4 and has a lot of life ahead of him!!
Thanks again! Lucky loves you guys, and so do I!
‪#‎yyc‬ ‪#‎Alberta‬ ‪#‎Dogs‬ ‪#‎Yorkies‬ -Jarett S.

Providing the Best Care for Family

Matilda - XXX - Image 6 “Matilda was born in December 2011 on our family couch to my step-daughter’s dogs. I was not in the market for a dog, but as Matilda grew, she decided that I belonged to her and literally fought off all the other pups from visiting me so that she could have me all to herself.

I took Matilda to the veterinarian and during the exam the veterinarian noticed that Matilda had a severe knee problem (Luxating Patella). In simple terms her knee was popping in and out of joint causing her to hop with her back legs instead of moving her legs normally.