Dishing with Darryl: Why is My Pet's Age at Enrollment Important
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Dishing with Darryl: Why is My Pet’s Age at Enrollment Important

Read on to learn more from Trupanion Founder and CEO Darryl Rawlings on the importance of your pet's age at enrollment.

A question that we hear a lot at Trupanion is “when should I enroll my pet?” Simply put, the answer is the sooner the better. Your pet’s age at enrollment is key because it’s a factor in the monthly cost of your insurance, and because it matters when it comes to coverage.

The importance of a pet’s age at enrollment

The younger your pet is when you enroll them for coverage, the less likely they will be to have pre-existing conditions. Unfortunately, if you take months deciding whether or not you want to insure your puppy or kitten, they may develop a condition during that time that any insurer will look at as pre-existing.

That doesn’t mean you should make an important decision on a whim—we recommend you do plenty of research before choosing coverage. All it really means is that your pet’s age at enrollment is important—the younger you enroll your furry friend, the better experience you can have!

Fortunately, Trupanion can actually enroll pets younger than most other companies. In fact, you can enroll your puppy or kitten from zero days old.

Words from our founder and CEO Darryl Rawlings, started Trupanion after he took note of how his family couldn’t afford care for his childhood dog. During our Dishing with Darryl series, we ask our leader about the why a pet’s age at enrollment is important.

No matter what, helping protect your pet with medical insurance is a key part of responsible pet ownership.

To learn more about how medical insurance can help protect your pet, give our pet-loving team a call anytime at 844.908.1178

We love informed decisions. See our policy for full coverage details.

Trupanion is a registered trademark owned by Trupanion, Inc. Underwritten in Canada by Omega General Insurance Company and in the United States by American Pet Insurance Company, 6100-4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108. Please visit to review all available pet health insurance.

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