In April 2014, my daughter took her new St. Bernard puppy, Archie, to Rose City Vet for his initial “well puppy” exam when he was 3 months old. Weighing just 42 lbs., he was given a clean bill of health.
At the visit, she was given information about Trupanion which she gave to me. It was an exam day offer of insurance coverage with no waiting periods if the pet was enrolled within 24 hours. Usually, I don’t follow up on such offers but this time I did.
And, boy, we are glad we did.
Within 3 days, Archie began having grand mal seizureswhich required several hospitalizations, extensive tests, and ongoing medication. Trupanion paid approximately $7,400 for the bulk of Archie’s treatment.
About a year later, Archie was diagnosed with luxating
patella (both sides) which are very unusual in large breed dogs. He required two surgeries and many follow up
visits. Additionally, his right side
required repair work in the summer of 2018.
To date, Trupanion has paid about $14,350 for these issues.
Archie also has ongoing allergies which require medication that would cost close to $145 a month if we didn’t have Trupanion. After meeting our deductible, they are covering 90% of this cost.
My late husband was the St. Bernard advocate of our family and he instilled that love in our daughter. Archie provided “Papa” many hours of companionship prior to his passing in October 2016. Archie continues to be a comfort and friend to the rest of our family, especially my grandson.
If it wasn’t for Trupanion, we would not have Archie today.
Thank you,Trupanion for helping us care for such an important family member.
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.