Trupanion pet health insurance,
don’t go home without it!
I say that because, when we took our rescue fur baby to our veterinarian for the first time, it was highly recommended that we consider pet health insurance. Our veterinarian knew how much we had spent over the years to care for our four-legged furry children. He told us this Yellow Lab pup might be prone to Cancer.
We looked over the literature he gave us and decided to go with Trupanion thinking it would give us the “biggest bang for our buck.”
Fast forward about 5
Over the weekend, Nellie
stopped eating and wasn’t interested in playing. We took her to the veterinarian
on Monday. Her blood work was done and Liver enzymes were markedly elevated. We
were immediately referred to the Veterinary Referral Center (VRC). The ultrasound
showed liver damage and the biopsy showed chronic hepatopathy secondary to
After meeting our $200
deductible, Trupanion sent us a check for 90%. The medication prescribed for
Nellie would cost $20,000 to $30,000 a month.
said it would be covered and we’re able to get her medication compounded by a
pharmacy who worked with VRC. That brought the cost down to less than $300/month.
Trupanion paid 90%, including her regular blood work.
Nellie was nine in September. Her monthly prescription is almost $90 a month. Trupanion covers it at 90%. Also, submitting claims by email is fast and easy. They reply promptly with their decision on the claim. I get a check in the mail in less than a week.
Nellie is stable now, but I don’t know what the future holds for her. I do know that whatever happens, Trupanion is on our side. Every pet owner owes it to themselves and to their pets to have insurance to cover the unexpected.
Bob & Marilyn W.
enrolled: August 2011
Chronic Hepatopathy & Hypothyroidism
Trupanion Policy paid: $7,749.10
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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.