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Trupanion Reviews – Week of 1/16

I want to thank Trupanion – My dog had a blockage in his small intestine that required emergency surgery over the weekend to remove it – the claim has already been approved and settled. I only wish my own health insurance was as good as Kodi’s. -Linda O.

@Trupanion I just want to tell you all that I’m so very thankful I found you! Best coverage I could find and completely reasonable price! "</p

Just wanted to stop by and show you some lovin’! We have had insurance with Trupanion for a few years now, but recently just filed our first claim. i cannot begin to tell you what a complete JOY it is dealing with EVERYONE in your Customer Service Dept. Cody and I thank you for making the daunting task of filing a claim, sooooooo easy! Love,Cat Chat With Caren & Cody and Dakota’s Den Daily Doings of a Dog Named Dakota, Let the Barking Begin

you are the best- it has been a pleasure being one of your clients. Trupanion has made caring for my sick girl Ripley so much easier -English N.

Our sweet companion Bella turns 4 years old today. Considering she was given a week to live in May due to the big C, we are so very grateful for these last 7 months. Grateful for Salvestrols, Trupanion, Dr. Calland, Canada West, organic food, probiotics, all the love everyone has sent to this sweet girl and of course her loving boyfriend Gaffer who has kept her happy and playful pretty much every day since then. Happy Birthday to the BOOJ! She brings a lot of smiles and laughter to everyone she meets and always leaves you with some slobber of course…she’s a real giver this one! -Erica C.Trupanion Reviews - Week of 1/16

Thank you Trupanion for 3yrs and 7mo and counting of teaming with me and my vet for taking care of my girls! Can’t thank you enough for all the courteous reps and advise and prompt processing over the years…. -Svetlana I. Trupanion Reviews - Week of 1/16

I am continually amazed by Trupanion. We almost lost Mr. Pipes…again, but thanks to this company, not only do we get to see his fuzzy little face a bit longer, we’re not broke! I swear I don’t work for them. They’re just pure awesome. If any of you have any doubts about the legitimacy of pet insurance, please hit me up and I can steer you right. -Eddie M.

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@Trupanion B/C of you I wasn’t forced to choose care for my beloved Juna based on my wallet. I love you guys! -@JannahTariq

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My two Angels both with spine issues thank u Trupanion u processed everything so fast with no questions Benny is currently being treated and Millie had surgery May 2013 -Sylvia P.

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@Trupanion my cat is getting a much needed procedure today thanks to you! The pre auth process was easy and I know exactly what’s covered! -@KathryneY

I voted and did a little write up on face book. I have had other puppies other than the two I have now on Trupanion. My other pet had many problems and so have the two I have now and they pay 90% of the bill. They are quick at sending the cheques. They have saved me lots of money and peace of mind. You are able to do what is best for your pet not what you can afford. -Betty C.

Voted! I can’t Thankyou enough for all you do to help my shepherds…you guys are awesome! -Kathy L.

Best investment I don’t know what I would do with out pet insurance -Bets S.

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Brady and I love you guys. Always prompt, courteous and most of all helpful. I have had you for about 3 years and recently used the service a lot. It’s nice to know that while my baby is sick I have the ability to do what is needed. Brady sends puppy kisses and thanks you for helping me take the best care of him. -Melissa C.

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Why Do We Treat Dogs Like Humans?

Bosco - Tracy C dog woman kiss loveThe bond between man and dog has been one that has lasted for thousands of years; however, we very rarely ask why. Why do we call dogs ‘man’s best friend?’ Why are we so inclined to treat our dogs like our kids?

Dogs actually have complex social skills they have adapted to make themselves more suitable to our lives, and a few of these behaviors in particular make us treat them more like humans than our pets. Behaviors that have made us particularly fond of treating our dogs like people include:

Dogs Watch for Eye Contact

A Scotty’s Stomach Issues

Barney - XXX - Image 1“A year ago we adopted a very sweet, loving Scottish Terrier who was rescued by Miami-Dade County from a terrible puppy mill when he was about 10 months old. This little boy lived in a cage his entire life until the County saved him, along with over 20 other purebred puppies.

The day we got Barney we immediately took him to our veterinarian, Dr. Matthew Cooper at Sky Lake Animal Hospital, who examined him and gave him a battery of tests. Dr. Cooper recommended we take out pet insurance with Trupanion on that first visit.  We had researched pet insurance in the past for our previous Scotty, and previously determined it was basically useless, but we trusted Dr. Cooper’s recommendation and signed Barney up.

Trupanion Seeks Your Support! 5 Seconds for a Vote

girl dog pug at desk work office TrupanionIn 2014, we went through the grueling process of completely redesigning our website. After several months of hard work, we launched the finished product which allowed people to browse our website and enroll new policies from any device, be it tablet, desktop, or mobile.

Now that it’s complete, our new site is up for an award and we’re hoping you can help us win! Voting only takes a few seconds!

Next time you’re logged into Facebook, please click here and vote for Trupanion.

Thank you very much for your support!

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 1/9

After spending a bundle on vet bills with my last afghan who passed away in 2010, when I got these two, I researched and bought Trupanion for both and I can’t be more satisfied with the service! -Nancy M.


I have Danes and had lost a young two year old to spinal nephroblastoma last December. At that time I did not have pet insurance and had to resort to every option I had to raise money for her surgery, radiation and physical rehabilitation, and in the end I still lost her after three months of treatment. As a result, when my eight year old needed to have a cyst on his side checked last spring, I decided to enroll him in Trupanion which my vet’s office strongly recommended. I felt so fortunate to have enrolled then, thinking that it was surprising to even find a pet insurance which would insure an older dog.

Then, in August, my Dane, Basil, developed a progressive weakness in his back legs, seeming unable to figure out where his feet were being placed. After a number of visits, tests including many x-rays, two MRI’s, a spinal tap and finally surgery, he was found to have, concurrently, spinal discospondylitis and a bulging disk, at two different places affecting his spinal cord and his ability to walk. Through this all, Trupanion has been there for me, has often paid directly upon billing by the vet’s office and never questioned a necessary treatment. The payments were incredibly quick and allowed me to pursue Basil’s healthy future without complete financial meltdown and a possible incomplete treatment. Basil is now walking fine, looking wonderful and acting again like a dog younger than his years – making my Christmas very, very special this year. Basil has just turned nine young years old and I have Trupanion to thank for that. I cannot recommend them enough for their service and heart. -Shelley H.

Dog is going on day 2 at the vet. Feeling relieved we have pet insurance. (Thanks @Trupanion ) -@eyspahn

Thank you TruPanion for helping my 10yr old lab duke over christmas, you guys have saved me and my dog, thank you from the bottom of my heart, i was about to sell my summer car to cover these bills if this was denied, but no need, you came through. again, Duke Testa, his lil bro & I Thank you. -Corey T.

Hi Trupanion,

I wrote a shout out to you on facebook and have been telling the world about you!!
My Ginger ruptured her ACL, she had to go for surgery Nov 24. That was stressful and the post op rehabilitation has been stressful, especially for Ginger since she is a golden doodle and want to play all day long. So difficult to keep her calm! But she is getting better day by day. What was not stressful? is you folks at Trupanion. I am still in shock of how quickly you facilitated the payment and closed the claim. Many ppl said I was wasting my money having insurance for my dogs….they do not say that anymore. You staff are lovely every time I call, the customer service is phenominal and you are true to your word. My heart is happy I choose you, knowing that your company has our back so we are able to take care of Ginger properly makes me sleep well at night!! Happy New Year to all the team at Trupanion -Lynda R.

It’s been a year since Ozzy’s knee surgery and he is up n running like he use too. Thank you for being there for us -Roland C.

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Thank you so much for your assistance with my kitten Morpheus’s recent surgery. Your claims process was easy, prompt and very considerate.
I’m telling my pet owning friends about this insurance so that they don’t have to face a life or death decision based on affordability for a beloved family member!
Now if I can just get him to stop trying to keep me from working. -Sherri A.

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