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Recovery and Complementary Care coverage

In addition to the core Trupanion policy, your pet can have even more protection with our Recovery and Complementary Care package. This provides coverage for alternative treatments that go above and beyond normal veterinary medicine.

What it covers

This package gives your pet 90% coverage for:
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Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points in the body to cause a desired healing effect.

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Behavioral modification is a systematic approach to changing behavior, which includes a pet’s reaction to a situation, person, object, animal, etc.

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Chiropractic adjustments include spinal manipulation and/or manual therapy to induce healing.

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Hydrotherapy involves the use of water to aid in the healing and/or conditioning of a patient. A pet can swim in a pool or tank, or walk on an underwater treadmill.

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Rehabilitative therapy is the use of therapeutic exercises and other healing modalities to help pets recover from health conditions resulting from illness, trauma or surgery.

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Naturopathy is a way to treat diseases that avoids drugs and surgery and instead emphasizes the use of natural agents (air, water, and herbs) and physical means (tissue manipulation and electrotherapy).

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Homeopathy is based on the use of specially prepared, refined solutions of natural substances that are intended to trigger a healing response in the animal.

For an additional cost, you can add this package that complements Trupanion's core coverage. Remember, core coverage includes things like:

  • Surgeries

  • Hospital stays

  • Carts and prosthetic devices

  • Medicine

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Supplements

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

Like with all Trupanion coverage, alternative treatments must be given by or under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, and cannot be covered if the condition being treated is pre-existing.

Why is this an add-on option?

The Trupanion policy is there for unexpected medical issues that come up during your pet’s lifetime.

In contrast, the Recovery and Complementary Care package is there for continuing healing after your veterinarian’s first course of treatment ends. For example:

  • After an accident, physical therapy or hydrotherapy can help get your pet back on their paws after any surgeries or treatment.
  • If your pet is eating something they shouldn’t, alternative treatments and behavioral therapy can help correct issues after the item leaves their system.

How and when to add this coverage

It’s easy to add the Recovery and Complementary Care package to your pet’s policy!

Enrolling a pet:

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Call us anytime and ask about this extra coverage: 855.591.3100

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Enroll online and choose this package when you checkout

Already a member?

You have 30 days after signing up for Trupanion to add extra coverage. Simply call us anytime and ask about our Recovery and Complementary Care package.

How alternative therapy can help

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Halle’s story

Member since 2011
Condition: Tendon Laceration
Trupanion policy paid: $22,207

When Halle heard an interesting sound while out on an evening walk with her owner, she ran to investigate and jumped through a broken window, lacerating her tendon.

She was quickly taken to the veterinarian, but had weeks of physical therapy and rehabilitation ahead of her. Fortunately, Halle was a Trupanion member and had the Recovery and Complementary Care coverage on her policy.

After hydrotherapy, shock treatment, acupuncture and more, Halle was well on her way to recovery.

Interested in extra coverage for your pet? We’re here 24/7 to answer your questions and talk about all the coverage options for your best friend.

Call 855.591.3100

Or choose your coverage online.

Looking for information on Trupanion’s coverage for breeding pets? Learn about our add-on breeding pet coverage here.