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Nellie is Grateful for Pet Health Insurance

Read on to learn more about why Nellie is thankful for pet health insurance with a Trupanion policy.

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 years –

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 copper retention.

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.

Fortunately, Trupanion 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.

Thank you,

Bob & Marilyn W.


  • Gap, Pennsylvania
  • Date enrolled: August 2011
  • Conditions: Chronic Hepatopathy & Hypothyroidism
  • The Trupanion Policy paid: $7,749.10

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