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Always There To Help Him Heal

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Our dog Mustard has been to the veterinarian a lot in the first years of his life!

At 10 months of age, Mustard began limping on his front leg. On his first birthday, he was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia and had surgery at a specialist to remove fragments in his elbow. Unfortunately for Mustard, he may need to have surgery on his other elbow—but we know Trupanion will be there for him (and us!) if it happens again.

Then at two years old, Mustard started vomiting every night for no apparent reason. After a lot of tests we discovered he also has allergies! Mustard is now on special food that helps his upset stomach and has no further issues. Without the help from Trupanion, we never would have discovered what the underlying problem was.

The pre-approval and claims went off without a hitch! Thank you Trupanion, for helping our furry children!

Amanda, Devin, and their dogs, Noah and Mustard

Airdrie, Alberta

Enrolled: September 2011
Condition: Elbow Dysplasia and Allergies
Total Paid: $5,764.60

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Macadamia nut ingestion

Cooper the 11-month-old mixed-breed dog recently followed his nose right into some macadamia nuts, which are unfortunately poisonous to dogs. Symptoms of macadamia nut ingestion include weakness, depression, vomiting, and tremors.

If a dog has recently ingested macadamia nuts, treatment includes inducing vomiting. They may also benefit from activated charcoal, fluids, pain killers, and medications to reduce fever.

Cooper’s veterinary care included diagnostics, IV fluids, medication to treat muscle tremors, and activated charcoal.

Dogs typically recover just fine from macadamia incidents, so we hope that Cooper is back to 100%!

Total claim amount: $1,168.12
Deductible applied: -$0
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$155.00
10% co-insurance: -$101.31
Eligible for coverage: $911.81

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 8/22

I love @Trupanion I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it! Thank you Trupanion for all that you’ve done for all my furry babies, because of you all my babies get the care they need to stay healthy and happy! =] #trupanion#petinsurance #reliable


I want to thank Trupanion so much for being there for my two schnauzers and helping me save them. Sascha is 11 years old and was perfectly healthy until March 2013 and then layed down to die suddenly. Our Internal medicine doctor Dr. Tara Chapman saved her and it was because of Trupanion insurance that we could afford to do this. Then two months later our other schnauzer Heike layed down to die and we were frantic. Dr. de Madron saved her too and she is wonderful healthy now, and with the help of Trupanion we could pay the bills. I would recommend Trupanion to all pet owners and have handed out at least 100 brochures to different pet owners. I would like to send a picture of Sascha with her Trupanion tag but do not how. Heike too. Thank you Trupanion. -Patricia H.


My puppies Spud and Tatertot say thank you to Trupanion! We are snug as pugs in rugs knowing that we’re covered. -Cara V.


LOVE Trupanion! I was able to provide my 4 month old kitten Masala with emergency care which saved her life thanks to their coverage! What a wonderful service. I can’t thank you all enough!! -Lindsay M.

Palm Nuts Cause Problems

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Both Willow and Ziggy have Trupanion, and thank heavens!

Willow was sick as a dog, vomiting up bile, so I rushed her to the vet. They did an x-ray and found a round object in her stomach. She had eaten palm nuts! Willow was taken in for emergency surgery and they performed an endoscopy to remove the nuts.

However, the story does not end there. While under anesthesia, Willow developed an ulcer in her left eye! We quickly made an appointment with the eye doctor.

Willow is well on her way to recovery. Thanks to Trupanion we were able to afford the best care and not have the financial burden that comes with it!  Thank you, Trupanion!

Reatha M.

Sunrise, Florida

Enrolled: August 2012
Condition: Foreign Body and Eye Ulcer
Total Paid: $1,674.27

Trupanion at Pit Bulls on Parade

Pit BullsKeep an eye out for Trupanion’s booth at Pit Bulls on Parade this Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Issaquah, WA! 

BullsEye Dog Rescue has organized this event to provide education about the Pit Bull “breed” to the public, current owners, other rescue organizations and shelters throughout the Puget Sound region. This is a charity and non-profit organization that gives many Pit Bulls in need a second chance.

Many adoptable dogs will be strutting their stuff in the Pit Bull Parade for everybody to watch! There will be featured demonstrations on weight pull, agility, flyball, rally obedience, disc dog and a chance for you and your dog to even try some of these sports yourself.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing will be offered for only $10.00, all dogs at the event will have a chance to earn their certificate!

Join Trupanion to support dogs in need at Pit Bulls on Parade. Click here to get more information.