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What is cat insurance?

When your cat gets sick or injured, the last thing you want to think about is how much the veterinary care will cost. The best cat health insurance helps protect you from that financial burden and makes sure you can focus on getting the best care possible. Whether your cat encounters a minor incident, like a snagged claw or stumble down the cat tree, or develops a serious medical condition like kidney disease or cancer, Trupanion is there to cover 90% of all eligible healthcare expenses.

In a world of advanced veterinary care, the best coverage gives you the financial ability to care for your family member, and we can do that.

The Trupanion policy provides coverage you can count on. 



How does cat insurance work?

Cat health insurance is simple with Trupanion. You pay a monthly premium in order to be covered for any unexpected illnesses or injuries throughout your cat’s life.

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If your cat is under the weather take them to any veterinarian, specialty center, or emergency hospital in the US, Canada, or Puerto Rico and get them the treatment they need.

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Rest assured knowing Trupanion has your back. When you file a claim,we’ll cover 90% of eligible healthcare expenses for your cat.* You are responsible for any non-eligible expenses, your deductible and the remaining 10%.

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You’re only responsible for the routine and preventive care—the costs you expect to pay as a cat owner—but when it comes to the unexpected, we’ll be there for life.


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What does cat health insurance cover?

Simply put, we provide one simple plan that covers 90% of your unexpected veterinary costs. This includes hospital stays, diagnostic tests, medications, surgeries, and other treatments that arise when your feline friend is ill or injured.* The 90% coverage kicks in after you meet your deductible, and there are no limits on the amount we reimburse.

Basically, almost every type of injury or illness is eligible for coverage, so long as it is not considered pre-existing. We do not exclude any conditions or breed-specific ailments. We even cover hereditary and congenital conditions, provided signs were not evident before your enrollment date.

That means if your cat gets a respiratory infection, develops a recurring urinary condition, or is diagnosed with kidney disease or lymphoma, we’ll be there. Sprains a paw? We’ll cover it. Allergies? We’ve got it covered. Swallows a rubber band? We’ve covered it before and we’ll do it again. Nibbles on a toxic plant? We’re there for you.

What's covered

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  • Illnesses & injuries
  • Hereditary & congenital conditions
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Surgeries
  • Hospital stays
  • Medications
  • Veterinary supplements
  • Prosthetic devices & carts

Waiting periods

Coverage is applicable to new injuries or illnesses that occur after waiting periods.

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What's not covered

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  • Exam fees
  • Sales tax where applicable
  • Wellness & preventive care
  • Pre-existing conditions (an illness or condition which occurred or showed symptoms prior to your pet's coverage effective date)

Extra coverage

Trupanion also offers optional packages for additional coverage that may fit your lifestyle. These packages can protect you from other unforeseen events or circumstances related to your cat, provide extra coverage for alternative and rehabilitative therapies, and add extra protection for breeding cats. They come at an additional cost.

What's covered
  • Illnesses & injuries

  • Hereditary & congenital conditions

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Surgeries

  • Hospital stays

  • Medications

  • Veterinary supplements

  • Prosthetic devices & carts

What's not covered
  • Exam fees

  • Sales tax, where applicable

  • Wellness & preventive care

  • Pre-existing conditions

Waiting periods

Coverage is applicable to new injuries or illnesses that occur after waiting periods have expired.

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Extra coverage

Trupanion also offers optional packages for additional coverage that may fit your lifestyle. These packages can protect you from other unforeseen events or circumstances related to your cat, provide extra coverage for alternative and rehabilitative therapies, and add extra protection for breeding cats. They come at an additional cost.



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How much does cat insurance cost?

Each cat is unique, from their size to their energy level and temperament, which is why our prices are unique to your cat's situation. The cost of cat insurance varies based on several factors specific to your cat, including:

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You can see your personalized price now with a quick quote for your cat.




You can customize your monthly price by changing your deductible

Once you get a quote, choose your cat's monthly premium by selecting a deductible from $0 to $1,000. This is the amount you’ll be responsible for before your coverage starts. This gives you the flexibility to set a monthly premium that fits your budget. Plus, you can change your deductible at any time simply by giving us a call.

What might cause my premium to change?

Over the life of your cat, you may see periodic adjustments to your cat's premium, which may be an increase, a decrease, or no change at all. Premium changes are due to the average cost of cats similar to yours based on our claims experience and inflation.

You will never see an automatic increase to your premium as a result of filing a claim. We know that you have no control over whether your feline friend gets sick or injured, which is why we don't penalize a policyholder with increased premiums solely because they’ve filed a claim.

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When should I get medical insurance for my cat?

The best time to think about insurance for your cat is when they are a kitten or young adult. Every cat is prone to certain types of illnesses and injuries in each stage of life so it’s important to be prepared every step of the way.

lite-bulbTIP: No cat insurance provider offers coverage for pre-existing conditions. By insuring your cat when they are young or when you first bring them home, you can get them covered before you find any signs of pre-existing conditions and get the most out of your Trupanion policy.

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Why should I choose Trupanion?

The Trupanion policy can help protect your cat and your finances.

We know the choice of selecting a provider can be daunting, but there are a number of reasons why the Trupanion policy is a great choice for your cat.

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90% COVERAGE

The Trupanion cat insurance policy picks up 90% of eligible veterinary costs, including hospital stays, diagnostic tests, medications, surgeries, and other treatments when your kitty is ill or injured.*

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PICK WHAT YOU PAY

Looking to save? Pick a deductible that works for your family budget. Anywhere from $0 to $1,000, you’ll still be covered at 90% after it’s met.

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EASY CLAIM PROCESS

65% of claims are settled the day we receive them — and 80% within 7 days.

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YOU CHOOSE YOUR VET

Whether you visit your current 
veterinarian or a specialty hospital, Trupanion has you covered at any veterinary practice in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico.

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NO PAYOUT LIMITS

If your cat needs care, we won't impose payout limits. We'll never cut off care or raise rates just because your cat is unlucky or develops a chronic condition.

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AWARD-WINNING 
CUSTOMER CARE

Enroll today and see why almost 99% of our policyholders stay with us every month.

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But don't take our word for it. Hear from many cat owners like you on how Trupanion made a difference for them

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Barney the Domestic Shorthair swallowed something he shouldn't

$3,306 COVERED

Your curious kitty has a habit of eating objects that don’t belong in its mouth or stomach. Some of these can be life threatening. Trupanion has one simple plan to make sure your cat is covered for unexpected injuries and emergency care.

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Cole the Siamese was treated for nasal respiratory carcinoma

$6,993 COVERED

Cats can be great at hiding their symptoms when they aren’t feeling well. When an illness strikes, know that you have the ability to provide your cat with the best care, without financial concern.  Trupanion has 90% coverage to make sure your cat is covered for unexpected illnesses—no matter what the cost.

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Raidyn the Ragdoll was diagnosed with IBD

$1,222 COVERED

If your cat is diagnosed with a chronic illness, know Trupanion will be there every step of the way. The Trupanion policy has no limits and a per-condition deductible, so your cat will be covered for unexpected chronic illnesses as long as they need to be, and you only have to cover the deductible once. 




All it takes to get started is to:




*Terms and conditions apply. See the policy for details.

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