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Taking a New Route

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My wife and I have been animal lovers and pet owners for many years. A couple of years ago, for the first time, we decided to adopt a miniature schnauzer instead of taking our traditional pedigree route. We named her Brie Marie and she was approximately 3 years old.  We felt blessed to have her as our new baby girl, and she bonded quickly to our family– Bert, our 12-year-old miniature schnauzer, my wife, and myself.

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 10/10

Our sincere thanks to @Trupanion, who is helping pay for Oatmeal’s recent cyst removal. He feels much better! pic.twitter.com/qRkH4WTVbs -@Duskheart

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Just want to say thank you for the excellent service I received from Trupanion, our English Bulldog puppy, decided to help herself to copious amounts of dog food and we had to take her in to the vet in the middle of the night. I contacted Trupanion the next day and they did all the paperwork with my Vet and it was so much easier than I expected. Just a phone call for me. They kept in contact with me throughout the entire process. We only had insurance for 1 month. Thanks so much! -Kristy R.
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Our Maui pup, now living in the urban eastern seaboard, has sustained a catastrophic injury. Their response is attentive, empathic and they keep their word about doing their best to cover most emergency eventualities. In the past, Trupanion covered most of her ACL surgeries on both back legs. We have recommended nothing but this plan to all our friends. Thank you for doing what you say you will in a time that is most painful and costly! -Vernyce D.

The best Thanksgiving I could have asked for.Couldnt have done it with out you.My Rembrandt made it thru surgery and is coming home today.Thankyou for your kind words and support in the last year.Lots of hugs and Hi fives from Rembrandt(aka Rembrat) Marsha,Chris and Alli

Thank you Trupanion for your part in helping to save my life (again). A very big shout out to customer care rep Shannon B for her sweet and thoughtful card and this great bandanna and Trupanion gear. If you ever need someone to sing your praises, I’m your dog!! -Clarisse S.
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Top Ten Smartphone Apps for Dog Owners

Top Ten Smartphone Apps for Dog OwnersWe rely on smartphones for entertainment, education, lifestyle goals, and to help us complete simple daily tasks. It’s no surprise that now dog owners can use apps to make our lives easier as well. Here are ten great smartphone apps for you and your furry friend to enjoy:

  1. iClicker —Clicker training is a highly successful dog training method that works by rewarding the pup for good behavior. This app allows you to use these training methods right from your phone. It also includes training tutorials to help you use the features to get the most out of your training. Free for iPhone.

    Photo via iTunes

    Photo via iTunes

  1. MapMyDogwalk—Tracks any outdoor activities that you and your dog may encounter. The app gives you data such as distance, speed, time, calories burned, and route of your walk. You can even allow the app to give you motivation and update you throughout your adventure. This app is a fun way to help you and your dog stay in shape by exercising together! Free for iPhone and Android.

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Dogs love to eat anything in sight, whether the food is healthy or dangerous. It is important to know what is safe to give your dog and the benefits and risks of common food items. Vet-Medic Pharmacy has put together a great resource to help educate dog owners on the facts of common food items and whether they are safe to give to your dog.

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Helping Ham Fight Chronic Infections

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Hammie came to me as a 7-month-old puppy who had been locked in a basement for much of his short life.  I had to give him better. I immediately signed up for Trupanion.  I didn’t really know what to expect from the coverage, I figured it was best to have it in case he broke a leg. I assumed it was an expense I would probably not get back. Boy was I wrong!

Ham has been battling serious kidney issues for several months. If you have dealt with kidney disease, you know it is extremely complex and difficult to determine the cause, prognosis, and cure. Ham had multiple UTIs intertwined with a serious kidney infection.  We treated these all appropriately and diligently but the infections always crept back.  One specialist was certain that he had amyloidosis.  I was devastated. His kidney infection became so resistant that it would only respond to Meropenem— an extremely expensive antibiotic.  For seven weeks, I gave him two shots every eight hours. He was such a trooper. It was our last option.