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Trupanion's Blog is dedicated to help educate people with pet insurance and pet health information, but more importantly, to have fun!

Treating Cancer in Pets


No pet owner ever wants to hear that their pet has cancer. As scary as it can be, there are now many options available to pet owners looking to give their pets the best care. Despite increasing cases of cancer in pets, advances in veterinary medicine mean that pets can live longer, healthier lives.

The truth about feral cats and how to keep your cat safe

feral-catFeral cats have been the focus of a controversial debate for at least the last decade. Already this year they’ve found themselves the focus of the federal court, while bird and cat advocates in New York battle over their shared use of Jones Beach State Park. Regardless of which side of the debate you’re on, if you’re a cat owner, it’s important that you know the truth about feral cats and how to keep your cat safe.

Relief in Insurance

Pickle - Beagle Mix

“I would like to thank Trupanion for paying 90% of Pickle’s surgery. I seriously would be working three jobs right now to pay off his medical bills if it wasn’t for them. To Trupanion team members: Thank you for listening. Thank you for providing awesome service. Thank you for being so caring. Thank you for being so patient. Thank you for being so compassionate.

About three weeks after Pickle’s birthday I could tell something was wrong. Pickle had a pinched disc on his neck. He wasn’t able to walk normally and sometimes he would even fall flat on his face. It was a very emotionally difficult and stressful time in my life. I am grateful during this overwhelming time that Trupanion was there to make his medical bills much more bearable.

I did not have to wait long for a representative to help me, listen to what I had to say, and explain everything to me. Claim forms were super easy, there was even a pre-approval form for urgent cases, which Pickle needed for his MRI. Getting money from Trupanion was super fast!

Coming from a health care industry, I know how stressful it can be to work with an insurance company. It was already a very stressful and emotional time for me and I didn’t need any more stress on top of all that. It was such a relief that Trupanion made this process much easier. It didn’t matter how much Pickle’s medical bills were going to be, I was determined to have him healthy again even if I had to get two more jobs to pay for it. Trupanion saved us!

Getting Trupanion pet insurance for Pickle three years ago was one of the best decisions I ever made! As of today, Pickle is 100% recovered. He is running, walking, playing, and happy again. I can’t stop telling everyone the story and that they should get Trupanion if they love their pets!

-Patty T.


Santa Clara, CA
Enrolled: August 2013
Condition: Intervertebral Disc Disease of the Neck
Trupanion Paid: $8,037.90

What’s Your Puppy Personality?

There are many things most puppies have in common—endless snuggles, uncoordinated movements, and enthusiasm over the littlest things—but every pup has their own personality and every breed is a little bit different.

From sensitive and sweet spaniels to tenacious and spunky terriers, it’s easy to identify with certain breeds. Have you ever wondered what your puppy personality is? Take our quiz to find out and share your results below!


How to Help Pets Affected by the Fort McMurray Fire


In these tough times, Alberta’s veterinary hospitals are banding together to help families affected by the fires in Fort McMurray. If you’re looking for a way to help, the following hospitals are accepting donations and offering services for those affected.

We’re also donating $1 to support wildfire relief in Fort McMurray for every person who calls 855.690.7862 and continues their coverage with Trupanion.

You can also donate directly online at www.RedCross.ca or to the Fort McMurray SPCA.

CARE Centre
Calgary, AB
Accepting: food, blankets, leashes/collars, bowls, crates, x-pens, toys
Offering: boarding for pets affected by the evacuation

Mayfield Veterinary Hospital
Edmonton, AB
Accepting: pet food, monetary donations

Riverbend Veterinary Clinic
Edmonton, AB
Accepting: pet food, monetary donations

Guardian Veterinary Centre
Edmonton, AB
Accepting: pet food, monetary donations
Offering: complimentary exams to pets injured in the fires or evacuation process, boarding for pets affected by the evacuation

Capital City Animal Hospital
Edmonton, AB
Accepting: pet food, monetary donations
Offering: 24-hour care to pets injured in the fires or evacuation process, boarding for pets affected by the evacuation

Calgary Trail Pet Hospital
Edmonton, AB
Accepting: pet food, monetary donations

Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic
Airdrie, AB
Accepting: pet food, crates, blankets
Offering: complimentary pet care to any resident of Fort McMurray in need of food, prescriptions, or anything else they can provide.

Do you have a hospital to add to the list? Share details in the comments below.