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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Bilateral Shoulder OCD

Rampage is a Cane Corso dog who recently received treatment for bilateral shoulder OCD. OCD stands for osteochondritis dissecans and is a condition in which the cartilage becomes detached from the bones at joint locations, most typically in the shoulders. … Continue reading

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Trupanion Sees Spike in Ligament Injuries During Summer Months

Trupanion notes an increase in pet insurance claims for cruciate ligament damages and ties this to warm weather. (PR.com) August 16, 2010 - Trupanion, a pet insurance company, reports a 29.76% rise in pet insurance claims for cruciate ligament damage between January … Continue reading

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The Costs of Owning a Dog

A financial website recently posted an article about the cost of owning a dog. It is fairly accurate and offers a lot of great information, however, they forgot to mention pet insurance! Of course, you need food, toys, supplies and … Continue reading

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Hip Dysplasia Degenerative Bone Disease Dogs & Cats – Trupanion

Wylie the Black Lab recently had surgery for hip dysplasia and degenerative joint disease (poor guy!). Hip dysplasia is a condition that occurs when the ball-in-socket joints do not perfectly fit together and can cause pain, limping, and other mobility … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Testimonial for Clara the Puppy

Pet Name: Clara Treated For: Patellar Luxation Total Repaid:$2,993.32 Time to Process Claims: 7 days Just weeks before Christmas, our puppy sustained an injury which resulted in luxating patella.  The only option for our dear puppy was surgery with a … Continue reading

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Dog Recovers from Car Accident Fractured Pelvis – Trupanion

Poor Lilly the dog was hit by a car last weekend and it cost her a fractured pelvis. The good news is that she is insured by Trupanion so her owner didn’t have to worry about expenses in getting the … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Cerebellar Abiotrophy

Cerebellar abiotrophy is a degenerative condition of the brain. Found in pets, specifically in dog breeds such as Border Collie’s, Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s, Gordon Setter’s, Kerry Blue Terrier’s, and Scottish Terrier’s, this condition causes the degeneration of neurons in the … Continue reading

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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: ACL Rupture

I’ve got an interesting story for you this week! While I was looking through claim reports to choose the Pet Insurance Claim of the Week, I noticed two very similar claims, and they both came from the same policyholder! She … Continue reading

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Featured Pet Insurance Review – I’m a believer

10/10 I’m a believer When I first started looking into pet insurance I was very leery of the whole concept. I calculated the cost of raising a dog over an average life span and thought that perhaps the benefits of … Continue reading

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Fractured Leg Sample Pet Insurance Claim – Trupanion

Josie is a Golden Retriever puppy who recently experienced the unfortunate incident of fracturing her leg. Treatment included sedatives, bandaging, splinting, X-rays, and a variety of medications. This bill also includes the costs of a secondary visit in which Josie … Continue reading

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