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Cats take part in Movember

Whisker cat

Photo via flickr user helloturkeytoe

It’s that time of year again, November is upon us and the Movember mustache madness begins! You may notice loved ones and colleagues beginning to look distinctly hairy as they join in the yearly celebration of that great tradition of raising awareness and funds for men’s health.

However, men are not the only ones who can grow mustaches. Many cats naturally have very impressive ones, and this year we’d like to celebrate our feline friends and their whiskers alongside our menfolk for this year’s Movember.

Help us celebrate Movember this year by showing images of your cat’s mustache using the hashtag #MovemberCats. Regardless of whether your cat’s mustache is crazy, well-conditioned, big, small, black, white or multi coloured we want to see it!

Cat with mustache

Photo via flickr user thedyingswans

Don’t worry if your cat doesn’t have a mustache, simply get creative! Share them with us by posting on your social media channels and raise awareness for men’s health.

Remember to include the hashtag #MovemberCats!

Cat with yellow mustache

Photo via flickr user zhannamark

Biscuit’s Pet Insurance Story

There is one word that comes to mind when I think Trupanion.
We signed up Biscuit for Trupanion Insurance last September. We did so because we never wanted the decision to put her down to be based on money, but to be based on her quality of life She became ill at the April this year. She put up a courageous fight until September 8th. When we had to put her down due to elevated kidney counts. For 5 months Trupanion was there with us every step of the way. It didnt matter we were new policy holders. They paid what they said they would if we ever needed. They paid quickly. Quick enough to pay the credit card company when the bill came.
And in the end not only did the pay for the euthanasia. When I called they lent me a kind ear. The empathy on the other end of the phone meant the world to me when i was a having a difficult time dealing with our loss. Her kind words helped. We then received a hand written card expressing their sympathies. They very last check we received was for $9.00. It was for the unused portion of the month we didn’t use. We never would have expected and we never would have asked.
In keeping in step with the class and compassion that Trupanion shared with use we donated the euthanasia check and the $9.00 in Biscuit’s memory to a rescue organization for Pekingese.
We miss her every day. We thank Trupanion for giving us 5 additional months with Biscuit. Until her counts spiked they were a good 5 months.
I look forward to the day when we can do business together again, you can bet when we get our next dog we will have trupanion insurance.
Thank you
-Chris A.

Top Ten Bearded Dog Breeds

via flickr user danillocabrera

via flickr user danillocabrera

While people everywhere grow and showcase their moustaches and beards to raise awareness about health this November, man’s best friend is doing it too.

We want to feature those who show off their beards and moustaches 365 days a year in support of their humans—the top ten bearded dog breeds. Each breed is unique offering their own characteristics and their own health concerns to be aware of.  This November, these furry faces can help raise additional awareness about pet’s health, men’s health, and cancer prevention all while providing the same love and support they offer to their people every day.

A Family Saved in Several Ways

“We adopted Kodiak in 2005 through a local rescue organization. He had a pretty hard life from what the folks at rescue could tell. For the first year Kodiak was in our care he wouldn’t let us hug him and he was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Over the years he grew to trust us and revealed his sweet and loving personality. He was never happier than when we walked through the neighborhood—he could go for miles.

Halloween and Fall Pet Pics 2014

Fall is such a great time of year. The leaves are changing colors and falling, the weather cools off, and we get to dress up in costumes for Halloween! Over the past two weeks, we collected your Halloween and fall pet photos. We put them all together in an album – check it out below!

Charlie is Nemo, shared by Sandon H.

Charlie is Nemo, shared by Sandon H.

Vinny is a peacock, shared by Leanne F.

Vinny is a peacock, shared by Leanne F.

Thank you for brightening our week with all of your adorable and amazing pet photos!