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Trupanion Reviews – Week of 5/22

I have used Trupanion several times in less than a year. I am really happy with the coverage I have received. My 6 years black lab has had two ultrasounds, a scope and more medicine than I can count. She has crohns disease and I am so happy I got pet insurance. They have been great. -Merron F.

Trupanion the best!
Over 6 years ago we paid. 3 times we used. The coverage was very good. We have 2 surgeries with my havanese. Very well covered
After the surgeries the are email me. How sorry that Mignon is sick.

I recommended to my every clients and friends who has fur family.
Best pet insurance ever! -Maria B.

We have had 4 surgeries with my boxer and all of them very well covered. We are happy with Trupanion. -Cecilia M.

So far Trupanion has been great for us. Lilly got very sick and had go be hospitalized and the final bill came to 3600.00 and we only had to pay around 500

Dollars. The same day went into the hospital Trupanion called and texted us to say how sorry they are that Lilly is sick. They were great. -Dorothy K.

Almost 10 years of Insurance on our M.Snauzers and when one of them had Herniated Dics’s and couldn’t walk the $10,000 claim was pre approved before he even went into Surgery. Love You Guys! -Margie K.

I have been with Trupanion since September 2013. I have Boxers and they have health issues – a lot! Within the first 6 months, my youngest Boxer had 3 surgeries, which would have cost us almost $10,000. I pay $65 a month for his insurance with a $200 deductible and the cost to me for those 3 surgeries was around $1100. I can afford $1100, I can not afford $10,000. I can also afford the $65 per month payment ….. I can not afford to be without insurance for my furry family members. Thank you Trupanion. -Sam S.

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/22

So incredibly thankful for Trupanion! My dog was diagnosed with lymphoma and is going through chemo. He is doing GREAT and will be with me for many more walks and cuddles. Trupanion has been fantastic through it all!! -Katie P.

Trupanion is the best!!!! I’m very happy with them & they have been there for all of my pets big time. -Carol G.

Trupanion is fabulous. A lifesaver last year when our kitty had to have surgery -Cathy K.

Trupanion: Thank you for listening.
Thank you for caring.
Thank you for being there and reviewing, appealing and re-appealing.
It stresses owners any time their furbabies are sick and need attention.
As a policy holder on all three of my furbabies – you listened, reviewed and came to a positive conclusion. Truth and honesty prevails.
Magoo has an appointment Tuesday at 930AM for his liver biopsy with Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center of Brevard Not only will his seizures now get the attention they need we will get answers to his liver issues.
Abby – Harry and Magoo thank you! (and so do mom and dad)
Please everyone – look them up – well worth it! TBT – our one and only “little” boy – Mr. Magoo Thanks again Trupanion – this is the little boy you are helping get well! 
-Margie G.

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/22

Y’all are just absolutely great. I wish we didn’t need the insurance but we have been so grateful to have it. It has made to possibilities of options available for us. -D.j. W.

As long as I own dogs I will be with Trupanion. And I am a veterinary professional. -Jane A.

When our Mini schnauzer got sick away from home, they covered the hospital and all the bills. I am so glad to pay the premiums every month. She is now a super healthy dog and hopefully will live a happy healthy life. -Donna B.

I’ve always had very quick and kind response to any claim I’ve submitted and the reimbursement timeframe is super quick. I just wish I had this coverage when I had my first cat, Lily. I could not control her diabetes and she kept going into diabetic ketoacidosis (life threatening condition and very expensive to treat). The vet suggested several tests to try to get to the bottom of why and I couldn’t afford them. I made the heartbreaking decision to let her go. I swore then and there that I would never ever again be in the position to make life or death decisions based on cost. -Dana B.

Insurance. Yes insurance for your pets. Cause they are out and about. -@milkbeerdave

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/22

I love Trupanion even though I have thankfully only had to use it once with Rocket. I do need to get Miss Domino signed up. -Mary S.

My beautiful Wicket and her trusty Trupanion tag! Photo taken the day before we first had to use our insurance…thank goodness for YOU! -Caroline M.

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/22

I’ve only ever had good experience with Trupanion. Honestly have appreciated their kindness. -Luigina S.

Thank You for helping me pay the dental bill for Fritzs and Maggie,It may not be the 792 but it sure helped us out alot.I,m so gald we have the insurance for our furbabys. -Sally C.

Today is 1 year + 1 week post-surgery for Murphy. It took a full year for him to completely recover from herniated disc surgery, but he is truly and finally back to 100%. Following his nearly $10,000 surgery, Trupanion paid the claim at 90% and paid it within 14 days of submission. We are very thankful for the awesome coverage & service we have received from you all. It is worth every penny! Kudos to your team!

I’d like to thank Trupanion insurance for helping me keep my hairless sphynx cat ,Scarlett NoHaira , healthy. She has a very serious heart disease, HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She has to be scanned by a board certified feline cardiologist every 6 months. Trupanion pays for 90% of the cost, and it costs between $350-500 each time. Then there’s her medication. She is stable at this time, and Trupanion helps me keep her well. Thank you Trupanion. -Jackie K.

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/22

Rescue Cat Receives Pampering and Special Care

Rescue Cat Receives Pampering and Special Care

“Shortly after picking up Brenda from the local animal shelter, I signed up with Trupanion. My previous cat had extremely high medical bills and no insurance, so signing up for pet medical insurance seemed like a sensible thing to do. Brenda settled down very happily in her new environment. A few months later, I took Brenda to the veterinarian for a routine teeth cleaning. Whilst under anesthesia, she developed trouble breathing and was immediately given oxygen. She was later examined by a cardiologist whose diagnosis was that Brenda was suffering from congestive heart failure.

Since then, I’ve been regularly checking and recording Brenda’s resting respiratory rate and giving her medication as prescribed. A high respiratory rate indicates the presence of fluid in her lungs, which is caused by her condition. I’ve had to rush her to the emergency veterinarian a number of times. Each time, Brenda was placed in an oxygen tent for long periods and had multiple x-rays taken to determine the amount of fluid in her lungs. Having Trupanion coverage has allowed Brenda to have the treatments she requires. It also eliminates some of the stress of having a sick pet and allows me to concentrate on her recovery. She is currently taking five different medicines and leads a normal, happy, pampered life.

I am very impressed with the service at Trupanion. Claims are dealt with very quickly and there is never any fuss. In addition, the premiums are very reasonable. I am extremely glad I signed up Brenda for coverage from Trupanion.”

Justin P.

San Francisco, California

Enrolled: August 2013
Condition: Congestive Heart Failure
Trupanion Paid: $13,056.95

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 5/15

Vets At 4 am again with Beni-she gets so sick so quickly..thank god for @Trupanion and their amazing customer support…best pet insurance around. -@SummerAltice

Meet Stanley … he says thank you very much for covering my vet bill for eating a sock!! -Kristen C.

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/15

Thank you for being amazing- you’ve surpassed my expectation every time I had to ask a question or submit a claim! -Felicia D.

A big thank you to Trupanion for being there for us and our girl Ripley -English N.


When we signed up Trupanion for Butter last year, she was completely fine and we thought it was just a peace of mind. Not so long ago we experienced some unexpected conditions that we had to take Butter to the vet or even ER. Glad it was minor and she’s doing well now. Thank you Trupanion for being there for us and super lightning fast claims process, you guys are so amazing and beyond our expectation. -Ann W.

Thank you trupanion we couldn’t have gotten his acl nose and palate done at once if it weren’t for you. Here is our guy recovering -Amy H.

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/15


Thanks to all of the staff at Trupanion for supporting me through Chester’s illness. He passed away on May 11th and your great service was a big help. Everything went so smoothly with my claims. I have recommended your company to others. -Moira C.

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/815

I purchased the trupanion insurance for our lovely dog ‘Mac’. In the past month, Mac had to undergo several health issues for which we had to take him to emergency a couple of times. The Doctors had to perform several tests including some advanced tests which were very expensive. Trupanion team was always available to help with prompt feedback. The claims for reimbursement of expenses were approved very quickly and reimbursements were remitted in less than a week. The best part is that the Company stands by the fine prints of the policy irrespective of the amount of claim involved. So happy that I made the right choice to be associated with this awesome pet insurance company!!

Titan watching the kids play outside after his acl repair surgery. Thank you Trupanion for helping with my puppy’s surgery! He is 9 weeks out now and doing great! -Elizabeth C.

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/15


Sharing picture of my “girls” who have greatly benefitted from the speedy, professional services offered -@godkue

Trupanion Reviews - Week of 5/15

Six Water Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

Six Water Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

Today is International Water Safety Day, just in time for the warm weather and time spent poolside or on the water with your pups. Swimming can be a great way for your pet to exercise and cool down in the summer heat, but while some dogs were practically born to swim, not all dogs are equipped for the water—both mentally and physically. When bringing your canine companion along to join the fun on the water this summer, be sure to keep their safety in mind.

Read more to find Trupanion’s top water safety tips for a summer well-spent.

A Day of Play Turns into a Hospital Stay

A Day of Play Turns into a Hospital Stay“Once a stray in Puerto Rico, Henry hit the jackpot when he was adopted from the Monmouth County SPCA by a wonderful family whose hearts he immediately stole. During his adoption, Henry’s new owners were given 30 days of Trupanion, which they decided to keep. After all, one never knows what a puppy might get into.

His first summer with his new family, Henry got some exciting news- he had been invited to a doggy birthday party! He could not have been more excited. He started imagining what the party would be like- romping around with his friends, endless dog treats, and playing to his heart’s content. He started counting down the days until the party. He could not wait.

Then it came, the day of the party. It was almost too good to be true- wrestling and romping and everything else a puppy could dream of. He was living every dog’s dream until suddenly, to his owner’s shock, Henry fell to the ground and had a seizure. He was rushed to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, where the staff had already been alerted of his situation and were awaiting his arrival.

Henry found himself in the ICU being treated for heatstroke. He received IV fluids and was monitored for several hours. Since the full effects of the heatstroke couldn’t be immediately known, Henry had to stay overnight at the hospital for observation.

The happy ending is that Henry made a full recovery, and that Trupanion paid 90% of his treatment costs. Henry remains a very playful and active puppy, and his owners know that having Trupanion means they are prepared for any more puppy incidents that might lie ahead!”

Jane S.


Millstone Township, New Jersey

Enrolled: December 2013
Condition: Heat Stroke
Trupanion Paid: $1,002.83