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Trupanion Reviews – Week of 1/30

Very impressed after my chat w/ @Trupanion regarding health insurance for Porsche. #Impressive #PugLife -CClrHowatt


Seamus had a great weekend @EdmPetExpo thought he should pose with @Trupanion who make vet decisions so easy! #thanks -@ames_liz

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 1/30


Once again you guys are the best! -Lynne O.


Thanks for your help over the past 8 months! @trupanion #petinsurance #swag -@icanbox

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 1/30

Jax and I are so grateful to have Trupanion! We had an emergency visit to the vet for asthma. I submitted my claims at 5pm and had an email confirmation the next day stating that they were approved. Thank you!!!!!! -Steph R.


Trupanion Reviews – Week of 1/30

Trupanion for the win, again – seriously, this company is bananas! If you have a dog you love, BUY HEALTH INSURANCE! -Courtney H.


Visited @Trupanion today, the most #dogfriendly, #datadriven office ever. very impressed! -@Emiidee


I LOVE Trupanion….!!!! No human Cat or Dog patient should be without this Insurance!! DONT Underestimate…. It’s NEED or value!! -Jodi S.

through @trupanion go to their page and the link to their site. Do it now before anything happens. Because if you wait and something happens. That will be considered a pre existing condition… If you get it when he’s a baby they will cover everything for life! You can choose your rate that you want to pay each month based on the deductible amount. When something happens you just fill out the claim form and fax it in! I’m a frequent flyer with them so my claim is usually processed the same day and I get the cheque in the mail that week. If it’s something serious… Most hospitals will submit the claim for you and you’ll only need to pay the remaining 10%. Seriously worth it! It’s piece of mind if something does happen! If you have any questions let me know! As I said… I’m a frequent flyer with them -@insta.bentley



Thank you to the honest and trustworthy team at Trupanion! We’ve heard of many bad experiences with pet insurance companies and were reluctant to sign up with Trupanion, glad you proved us wrong! Here is Qubit (pronounced “kew-bit”) on his road to recovery. It’s day #4 and he’s doing much better already. No more leaky nose Thank you!

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 1/30


Misprinted Rug in Sheriff’s Office Reads “In Dog We Trust”

Misprinted Rug in Sheriff's Office Reads "In Dog We Trust"A rug placed in the front lobby of a Florida Sheriff’s office went months without anyone noticing the rug was unintentionally printed to read “In Dog We Trust” instead of “In God We Trust”. The rug quickly gained enough interest that the Sheriff’s office decided to auction off the $500 rug with the intention of donating a couple hundred dollars in winnings to a local shelter, Canine Estates Inc. The bidding started at $100 and 83 bids later, the “doggone rug” sold for a whopping $9,650! Canine Estates Inc. explained they will be using the proceeds to help pay for vet bills.

Canine Estates Inc. posted on their Facebook page, “We want to thank the high bidder for the Rug. The bidder wishes to remain anonymous. Your generosity will help us pay for the 10 dogs medical bills that came in the day we found out about the rug. We have laughed, cried and hugged the fur kids tight, just knowing that we can help them find the home they deserve or help them heal from the abuses they have suffered. Hats off to you and The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office PCSO for helping us save the dogs of Pinellas County. We are all “Saving One Tail At A Time”…… “In Dog We Trust””.

This is a great story about how an accidental mistake turned out to benefit animals in need. What are your thoughts on this story?

Boarding Your Pet for the First Time? A Quick Guide to Making this a Smooth Process

Boarding Your Pet for the First Time - A Quick Guide to Making this a Smooth Process

Photo via Flickr user Penny Miller

Boarding your furry family member for the first time may mean the first time both of you are apart from each other. It might just be your pet’s first time away from home. Unless your pet is extremely well-adjusted, this can be a tough process for both pet and owner, and doesn’t always go as planned. However, with a little forethought, you can plan for a smooth transition, and put aside your worries about boarding your pet. Keep reading for a few helpful tips to make this a seamless process and to ensure boarding success in the future.

Get to Know Your Kennel of Choice
A best practice before leaving your pet at any facility is to make an appointment to take a tour. Some facilities have regularly scheduled hours for visiting. Put yourself at ease by seeing how well a place is run, by getting all your questions answered, and by seeing they are inspected and certified as required by law. By talking with the professionals who will be looking after your pet, you can discuss any concerns you have with them, and prepare your furry friend for a pleasant stay.

Seattle and New England Go Head-to-Head in the Super Bowl Pet Name Face-Off

Super Bowl Pet Names

It’s that time of year again, when the top two football teams in the nation go head-to-head to see who will win the Super Bowl. Across the country, fans are showing their support, and many have even named their furry family members after their favorite players, coaches, and mascots.

In honor of the competitive spirit of the Super Bowl, Trupanion, a pet medical insurance company, compared the rosters of each team to their database of pet names from across the nation to see which team was most popular in each state. Alaska, Alabama, and Mississippi were an even tie, but the rest of the nation showed clear support for Seattle or New England. Overall, 23 states support Seattle and 24 back New England.

New England-related pet names dominated much of the Northeast and the South. Seattle-related pet names dominated the west coast and a large portion of the Midwest. The Southwest and mountain regions leaned toward New England.

One English Mastiff holds the full name “Russell Wilson,” and four pets are named “Tom Brady” in the database, including a Pomeranian, Golden Retriever, mixed-breed dog, and a long-haired cat. Each coach had a representative pet, with a cat named Carroll and a dog named Belichick. Seattle-supporting pets carry the names “Chancellor” and “Sherman.” A miniature pinscher and a domestic shorthair, both in Massachusetts, were ironically given the full name “Vince Wilfork,” and several pets are affectionately named “Gronk.”

Inspired by the furry fandom, Trupanion is asking pet owners to submit pictures of their pets in game day attire. Photos can be submitted to socialmedia@trupanion.com or posted to Trupanion’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #GameDayPets.

The story of how Trupanion had Simon’s back

Simon 2I would like to share my story about Simon, my lovable 11 ½ year old Bichon Frise.  Simon has always been a loving, happy, friendly dog who loves people and other dogs. Simon was about a year old when we decided to get pet insurance with Trupanion.  Simon has been pretty healthy for most of his life.  Although Simon has always been fed good quality dog food, mainly Hills Diet, never eats people food and has healthy dog treats, he is prone to pancreatitis which he gets periodically.  Trupanion has helped with the cost of his medication, and any testing that needs to be done.

Two years ago, Simon’s back legs collapsed and he was unable to walk.  We ended up taking him to a neurologist who diagnosed him with herniated discs and the prognosis was back surgery.  Simon was hospitalized for two weeks and it was a long recovery.  This cost was thousands of dollars.  We probably would have had to remortgage our house if it hadn’t been for Trupanion helping with most of the cost.