I initially started Trupanion as a benefit from my employer in 2017. Now I will never own animals without Trupanion.
Dilbert originally came to me in 2012 as an emaciated and abandoned boy. He has been a medical train wreck since day one with, let’s call it, overindulgence.
Trupanion helped with his most recent predicament.
Dilbert couldn’t sleep one night and went on a scavenger hunt where he found an entire bottle of Rimadyl, a doggy non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. At the time I didn’t know if Darla, my other “angel,” helped with this game or if Dilbert acted alone. Both pets had to be hospitalized for the potential ingestion of a lethal dose of the medication. After days of intravenous fluid therapy, monitoring bloodwork, countless medications, and a hospital full of worried friends, Darla was checked off as being stable. Dilbert, however, had a few more days to go, but eventually pulled through!
All together Trupanion saved me just under $2,000 in eight days.
This isn’t the first time Trupanion helped me either!
I was in the process of moving to a new home and had my kitchen torn apart so I could pack my boxes up. Dilbert decided to help himself to a five-pound bag of sugar that was pushed to the very back of the counter. By the time I had made my way back into the kitchen, he had already ingested around two pounds of pure sugar.
I took him to the emergency clinic to check for bloat. Luckily, he was fine, but a few days later, he got himself into a pre-diabetic state (from all the sugar) and contracted a urinary tract infection.
Moral of the story, Dilbert needs Trupanion’s help to stay alive. There is no way I would be able to afford all of his adventures.
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.