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Recovery and Complementary Care Rider coverage

Trupanion includes veterinarian-recommended acupuncture, behavioral modification, chiropractic treatment, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, naturopathy, and rehabilitative therapy in an optional Recovery and Complementary Care Rider, available for an additional cost when you're ready to enroll.

These treatments are often used in combination with traditional veterinary medical and surgical therapies to assist in the treatment of injuries and illnesses. Their focus is on individualizing treatment, treating the whole pet as opposed to treating specific signs, and promoting self-healing and pain relief.

This optional Recovery and Complementary Care Rider is offered for a cost to all pets enrolling in a Trupanion policy. New members can choose this rider when enrolling online or over the phone. You can also add this rider to your policy within 30 days of enrolling your pet. If you'd like to add this to your policy, call us anytime at 888.733.2685.

Acupuncture

The insertion of needles into specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect, provided by or under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian or a registered and certified member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and/or the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. 

Behavioral modification and therapy

A systematic approach to changing behavior, including a pet’s reaction to a situation, a person, a thing, an animal, etc., provided by or under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian or a registered and credentialed member of Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists, and/or Diplomate American College of Veterinary Behaviorist.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic adjustments include spinal manipulation and/or manual therapy recommended and performed by a licensed veterinarian who is ideally a credentialed member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

Homeopathy

A system of health care that concentrates on care of the whole animal by methods that are specific, gentle, and sympathetic to the body’s needs. Homeopathy is based on the utilization of specially prepared, refined dilutions of natural substances intended to trigger a healing response in a patient. Homeopathic care must be provided by or under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian who is ideally a registered and certified member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy involves the use of water to aid in the healing and/or conditioning of a patient. Pets either swim in a pool or tank for prescribed periods of time, or walk on an underwater treadmill. Hydrotherapy is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, orthopedic conditions, neurological conditions, and muscle, ligament, and other soft tissue injuries. It must be recommended by your veterinarian and provided by or under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian or a qualified professional (e.g., a registered and credentialed member of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and/or the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians).

Naturopathy

Naturopathy is a system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery, and emphasizes the use of natural agents (air, water, and herbs) and physical means (tissue manipulation and electrotherapy). Naturopathy is a holistic approach founded on the belief that diet, mental state, exercise, breathing, and other natural factors are central to the origin and treatment of disease. Most naturopathic doctors use a variety of therapies and techniques (such as nutrition, behavior change, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and acupuncture).  Naturopathic care must be provided by or under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian who is ideally a registered and certified member of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, or a registered and certified member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and/or the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, or a Certified Veterinary Herbalist, food Therapist or Tui-na Practitioner.

Rehabilitative therapy

Rehabilitative therapy is the use of therapeutic exercises and other healing modalities to help pets recover from acute and chronic health conditions resulting from illness, trauma, or surgery. It must be recommended by your veterinarian and provided by or under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or a qualified professional (e.g., a registered and credentialed member of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, and/or Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation)

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