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Trupanion Reviews – Week of 3/13

@Trupanion – Thank you SO much for working so fast to help me with my claim for My #Dachshund! My trip to the ER was less stressful! -@YZiols

Thank you Trupanion for everything you did to help our beloved Zeva. Also thank you for the beautiful card. We are so grateful. RIP Sweet Zeva 2/11/15. We love and miss you. -Laura M.

Trupanion Review - Week of 3/13

Thank you guys for all of your help this week. I had a very sick kitty in the hospital for five days and because of your help, he is back home and I’m able to sleep in peace knowing he is recovering. Colby Jack York says meow you very much! -Jessica Y.

Trupanion Review - Week of 3/13

I got a puppy a little over a year ago and insured him through Trupanion. As it ends up my dog has bad legs. I ended up with a bill of over $3,000 to fix one of his rear legs and Trupanion came through and covered the expense. I would absolutely recommend Trupanion to all my friends with pets! Thank You Trupanion and Thank You Indian Trail Animal Hospital for recommending them! -Gregory C.

We just got reimbursed $399.00 yesterday for our Doberman, Ronan….we LOVE TRUPANION!! THANK YOU!! -Cheree M.

Latest dog health issue: kidney problems. Needs an ultrasound. Thank goodness for @Trupanion -@pfindling

Nala (the double TPLO with heartfelt thanks to Trupanion) and her Ernie. -Ait R.

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I’ve had nothing but great service from @Trupanion. -@aricj

Retired Racing Greyhound Recovers in Strides

Belle Image 2“I adopted Belle, my fifth retired racing greyhound in 20 years, when she was 15 months old.  My veterinarian at Homeward Bound Animal Hospital mentioned Trupanion’s certificate, so I decided to enroll Belle and my other greyhound, Mr. Lucky.  One night, I returned home and Belle didn’t come to the door with Mr. Lucky to greet me.  I heard banging in the kitchen.  Belle couldn’t stand, her head and neck were arched in an abnormal position, and she’d cut her feet thrashing around.

My neighbors helped me get Belle to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, where they found she had suffered a serious stroke in her brain stem. In addition to the stroke, and possibly the cause of it, was “greyhound vasculopathy,” also known as “Alabama rot.”

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 3/6

Thanks to Trupanion – we are able to provide our 10 year old rescue kitty, Stanley, with the best possible care. He was recently diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy and Trupanion’s customer care / service has been outstanding. -Nicole O.

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He might hate the cone, but thanks to @Trupanion and the AVC he gets to enjoy the rest of his life #puppylove -@tstawitz

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Had it not been for my Trupanion insurance, my sweet Dexter would not be here today. Thank you for your timely reimbursement and the ability for me to be able to afford the surgery Dexter needed. I will never have another pet without Trupanion by my side. Thanks :) -Lauren H.Trupanion Reviews - Week of 3/6

Without Trupanion, I would not have been able to pay my rent.  Jack’s emergency visit cost over $2,000.  I had to pay using 3 different cards.  But Jack was more important than the rent!  Trupanion immediately processed my claim and very quickly sent me a check.  They are the most professional, caring organization for pets and their owners, and I am grateful for that.   Thank you Trupanion! -Leslie S.

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It only took one bad jump to tear Buttercup’s cruciate ligament. It turned out that Buttercup was also suffering from blastomycosis. That terrible jump may have been a blessing in disguise. Trupanion was the next blessing. They paid Buttercup’s claim with lightning speed. Buttercup and I are grateful to all the wonderful doctors and to Trupanion. Knowing that Buttercup had good health insurance took some of the pressure off during a very stressful time. -Krista D.

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Abby saids….let it snow!!! TRUPANION is the best! -Gail S.

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The Ability to Do Whatever is Deemed Necessary

Blitzen Image 2“I am a veterinary technician of 21 years. Too many times in my career I have seen clients make emergent and critical decisions about their beloved pet’s medical care, based on cost.

The hospital I work for, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, recently added Trupanion as an employee benefit. While at first I was skeptical, it very quickly turned to relieved and thankful!

In March 2014, my 5-month-old puppy, Blitzen, was inadvertently fed a handful of grapes. Three days of hospitalization, IV fluids, lab work and $3,000.00 later I was extremely grateful to have the peace of mind that his Trupanion coverage was in place. He has visited the hospital a few other times with less critical issues, but each time I have had the peace of mind that I can allow the doctors to do whatever they deem necessary, in the best interest of my puppy’s health care, while Trupanion takes care of the majority of the cost and the stress that comes with it.

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 2/27

Special heartfelt thankyou to trupanion and my vet for suggesting it!!! Our cali went into kidney failure a few months ago and without this wonderful safety net we would have possibly lost our precious girl!!! Thankyou for caring about cali and making it possible to enjoy her life!! -Nicolette S.

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Your insurance is the best! After I received an email saying that alternative care stem cell therapy was now covered with the policy I have I was so excited to talk to my vet about it. My lab is only 4, has elbow dysplasia and deserves to run and go horse back riding with me hopefully pain free. He does pretty well just on NSAIDs but I always limited his rides out with me fearing he might not make it back. He got his first stem cell treatment 2 weeks ago and his second yesterday. I’m so hopeful and excited that these treatments are already helping him. I took him riding with me last week and he ran with me while I was cantering across a snow filled field. Something he’s never done! I usually wait for him to catch up after I stop. He’s been more active every day. I can’t wait to see how much improvement this second treatment will do for him. Thank you Trupanion for making this health care alternative affordable for me and him and giving a young farm dog a happier life!!! -Tracy M.


Thankfully we haven’t had to file any claims yet, but @Trupanion customer service is out-of-this-world good. Highly recommended. -@natalierachel


I Faxed Jagger’s receipt for his surgery to have the screw removed and another PRP injection ( close to $1100.00) to Trupanion on Saturday. There was a deposit into my checking account yesterday for almost $990.00. Thankful I have pet insurance and that I chose Trupanion. -Sharon M.

If you are considering pet insurance for your furry family members, I recommend Trupanion. I took the claim form for Koa’s ER visit to the Urgent Care clinic on Saturday (They have to sign it; they also faxed it in for me). I just got word that my check is in the mail from Trupanion TODAY!!!!! No questions, no arguing, just financial support when you need it the most! Amazing! -Jan H.

Thanks for reminding us!! Trupanion has been my bank savers, my adopted yellow Lab has gone through some rough patches, really rough ones, ICU, surgery, etc., Trupanion has been there by my side every step of the way, claims were easy, pay out was quick, I didn’t have to sell my house to care for my wonderful girl. Thanks again. -Audrey W.


Words from our President of WMDF “We could not have afforded Emmie’s $6,000 cervical spine surgery without Trupanion. Our out of pocket expense was approximately $800.00 which we could afford. Thank you Trupanion for helping us at a difficult time. Emmie has recovered wonderfully! -Washington Metro Dachtober Fest

My boys, Rider (left) and Vinny (right) both got sick at the same time. Vinny had a bad pneumonia, and Rider was referred out for further testing (including an ultrasound) and diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Thanks to Trupanion, I did not have to worry about their combined large vet bills. Vinny is feeling better, back to his normal self. Rider… it will take some trial and error to figure out the best way to manage his IBD. It is stressful having a sick pet… I’m glad I didn’t have to worry about their vet bills, and could just focus on my boys. -Leanne F.

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Diesel in recovery mode with his cat Dennis. TPLO surgery on his left leg. Thank you Trupanion. -Phyllis W.


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We Love You.Trupanion…..Thank You for taking such good care if us. The best pet insurance. The staff is awesome..We live you. Brenda kisses and junior -Brenda S.

So thankful for Trupanion. Lil Winston has to go in for surgery on his 4 retained deciduous canine teeth. Because of our plan they are covering 90% of it!! A $750 surgery is only going to cost $75 now!!! I suggest this company for pet insurance for everyone!!! -Michael A.

@Trupanion thank you for helping @geojlc and me care for Qbert. 8 lbs at 5 month old, he’s a Trupanion cat for life! -@jwcornish

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 2/27