Tazzi the 10-month-old Blue Heeler-mix (a medium-sized dog) recently got into some ibuprofen and potentially consumed up to 1000 mg/kg of her body weight. She was presented to the vet hospital with mild azotemia. Azotemia is characterized by high levels of bodily waste in the blood such as urea, creatinine, and other nitrogen-containing compounds. Azotemia occurs when the kidneys are not filtering the blood sufficiently.
Got this insurance and very soon made two claims when puppy swallowed foreign objects with expensive retrieval. With no quibble they paid their contractual reimbursement promptly. I was pleasantly surprised. -Eric F.
Thank you from Freddie for helping with my cancer treatment -Catherine U.
Diagnosed with Addison’s disease at less than a years old, Trupanion has helped cover her bills for almost 8 years now! They are the best! -Tony S.
@Trupanion one hip down, one to go Couldn’t do it without you guys, unbelievably grateful. -@RachelFineMusic
Shadow, our black lab, developed diabetes when he was almost 4 years old, followed by hypothyroidism, cataract surgery, and had to have a pacemaker inserted – all within a few months. He is now 9 years old. We take him for regular check-ups to the Ontario Vet College in Guelph, and to Dr Sherky at Bayview Hill Animal hospital for any small emergencies. He will always live these conditions, but if it weren’t for these wonderful doctors and Trupanion we wouldn’t have Shadow with us today. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts -Anuradha S.
I was so fortunate to join Trupanion. Service, response and true interest in my pets well being are the highlights I so appreciate about this insurance company. Thank you for helping us take care of our Coco. -Evelyn M.
There’s nothing better than snuggling pets, and fall is a great time for everyone to cuddle up and stay warm with each other. This week’s giveaway collected your snuggling pet photos, whether the pets were snuggling with other pets, toys, blankets, or their owners. Here are a few of our favorites and a slide show of all the photos we received!
We put a new spin on a dog’s anatomy and labeled their body parts what they should really be called. Trupanion office dog Ellie displays the new names we came up with. Click the image to see a larger version.
She has soft fuzzy flaps, begging blinkers, a wet rubbery sniffer, clickety clackers, a happy rubbing spot, an unconditional love factory and a happyometer.
Do you have any silly names that you call your dog’s body parts?
I just recently enrolled my baby kitty Steve with Trupanion but my bigger story is that of my beloved dog Ruby. My sweet golden retriever/newfoundland cross puppy that came into my life when she was 12 weeks old. I found her at a farm surrounded by her siblings, parents and horses! She immediately became part of my heart within hours of knowing her. I immediately enrolled her with Trupanion and never imagined how much that would mean for the both of us.
Having a pet can be a stressful and exhausting experience. No matter how trying your pet is, you will always love them. Here are just five ways to show them how much.
Exercise With Your Pet
Exercising your pet is relaxing for both you and your pet. It helps them to burn off stored energy and it gives you a chance to connect with your special friend. Whether it is throwing a ball at the park or teasing them with a ball of yarn, you will feel a special connection with your animal. Regular exercise is an important part of keeping your pet healthy. Without it, they can become overweight and more susceptible to illness.
An October 4th news broadcast on CBC Marketplace titled, “Barking Mad,” shined a negative light on the veterinary profession. The segment took a dog with a hidden camera to ten Toronto veterinarians to see what health recommendations were suggested in the first check-up. According to the show’s host, the veterinarians all provided various recommendations that did not align. The host also “surveyed” the ten veterinarians asking them various questions about vaccinations, exams and medication. They made several anecdotal statements based on the ten veterinarians they questioned, calling the data “black and white.” Nothing is “black and white,” as the report suggests.
Cody the 4-year-old mixed-breed dog recently went to his veterinary clinic because he ate some snail bait.
Snail bait often comes in the form of small pellets which may appear as treats or kibble to your pet. It contains metaldehyde which, even in small amounts, can be fatal to your furry friend. Symptoms include twitching, drooling, panting, fever, increased heart rate, rigidity and vomiting.
It is important to seek immediate veterinary care if your pet is suspected of coming in contact with snail bait. Cody received overnight care including fluid therapy and electrolytes to flush out the poison. Other treatments may include inducing vomiting, activated charcoal to absorb the toxic substances.
Possibly our last fall scramble in kananaskis. Luxor wouldn’t be where he is today without Trupanion. He is as accident prone as they come, a true poster child for vet insurance. Thank you Trupanion! -Stephanie E.
you guys are the best ever!!!!!! Sinatra and i thank you soooooo much.. you all are great!!!!!!! -Jeffrey B.
…I love @Trupanion! Unfortunately, we’ve had to use it a lot in the last few months -@ElizGrace
How to Stop your Dog’s Barking
Basic control of your dog is the starting point in addressing excessive barking, you need to give off a strong alpha leader idea about yourself to your dog. Then you can start basic training of your dog with simple instructions like: lie down, stay and come.
These coupled with the notion of a strong alpha leader will allow your dog to be more focused on your commands and will, over time, realize he doesn’t need to worry much about protection of himself or the family since that task rests with the alpha leader.
Please note: This blog is designed to be a community where pet owners can learn and share. The views expressed in each post are the opinion of the author and not necessarily endorsed by Trupanion. Always consult your veterinarian for professional advice.