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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.

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 10/3

Just did some quick math @Trupanion pet insurance has saved us $8000.My boys just turned 2 #thanks #SeamusandLarry pic.twitter.com/4qDEF9seVT -@ames_liz

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Thanks to Trupanion for being there for my Cooper … Tumor has been removed and now we just wait till biopsy and blood results! -Shannon E.

Aimee, Thank you so much for all your help with signing up for the Trupanion Insurance for Sam. You are an asset to the company. -Tami H.

Trupanion is the reason I haven’t had to think twice about saving my baby’s life! Every single person I’ve encountered at Trupanion has been amazing and wonderful to work with!!! I tell everyone that they need to sign up with you!!! You can see progress pictures of everything Gidget has been through on our fan page dating back to may 20th!

You are the best pet’s friend!!! All my 3 babies you took care of them. They are in heaven but we thank you.
Koro’s family

Whine at Willows Lodge

Congratulations to our raffle winner, Jacques!

Trupanion had a great time on Sunday at CityDog Magazine’s first-ever Whine at Willows Lodge Muttmixer.

Guests enjoyed a complimentary wine tasting provided by Brian Carter Cellars and tasty snacks served from the new Barking Frog Restaurant Mobile Kitchen. Dogs were treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres from The Dining Dog Cafe & Bakery.

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Join Trupanion at the next CityDog Muttmixer by clicking here to get more information and register for upcoming events!

Like a Story from a Drama Film

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Just before Christmas Eve, our Great Dane, Sasha, suddenly developed a large mass on her back right leg.  We initially thought she was injured from a fall, but after a series of tests, she was diagnosed with cancer.

It was devastating, not only because we might lose our dog so soon but also due to the high financial and emotional costs related to cancer treatment.

Trupanion was very supportive during all of the expensive diagnostic procedures.  After evaluating the alternatives, we scheduled Sasha for surgery to amputate the affected leg.

Sasha finally recovered from a tachycardia, but a few days after surgery, like a story from a drama film, we had to return a few hours later to the emergency room.  Her stomach twisted.  It seems like every bad thing that could happen to a dog happened to Sasha in just weeks.

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Dog ate a slipper

Laddie the 3-year-old black lab recently made an unplanned visit to the vet after he ate a slipper. His appointment included radiographs to take a peek at his insides. He also received an abdominal ultrasound. These diagnostic tests are necessary to determine if there are any particularly large pieces of slipper that cannot be digested and/or may cause blockage.

Fortunately, the diagnostic tests did not yield any major concerns, so surgery was not required. Laddie was kept overnight and put on fluids to monitor his well-being. We hope he is feeling better and that his taste for footwear was only temporary!

Total claim amount: $1,565.50
Deductible applied: -$400.00
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$89.00
10% co-insurance: -$107.65
Eligible for coverage: $968.85