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Holly’s Sweet Sixteen

Holly, my Shetland Sheepdog, is sixteen years old and counting! Because of Trupanion, I have been able to take amazing care of my girl. Holly is my hero; she is my retired seizure alert and response service dog and has saved my life many times. Together we have made a difference in the world and inspired thousands. Holly was honored with the AHA Hero Dog Award– Service Dog category in 2012 and was honored with the Award of Canine Excellence in 2007. She truly is my life and I can’t imagine my life without her by my side.

A few weeks before Holly’s 16th birthday she took a turn for the worse and started showing neurological signs that something was very wrong. We feared brain cancer. Because of Holly’s policy with Trupanion, we were able to do a CT scan. When it came back we learned that she had suffered a major stroke and a couple smaller strokes before that.

Because of that information we were able to get her on aspirin to prevent a future stroke and were able to make the decision to give her brain time to heal. Holly recovered from the stroke and celebrated her 16th Birthday on October 8th! Trupanion has helped us with Holly’s medical expenses from kidney disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, high blood pressure, stroke, and several near-death medical emergencies.

Trupanion is always fast with processing the claims and is always so kind and knowledgeable when I call with a question.

Thank you, Trupanion, for taking amazing care of my hero and helping me save her life, we could not have done it without you!

-Shanna and Cindy W.


Magna, Utah
Enrolled: November 2012
Condition: Pancreatitis, kidney failure, seizures
The Trupanion Policy Paid: $18,225.57


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