Getting Started

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How to Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Puppies are great fun but also a great responsibility. We'll help you navigate through everything–from the adoption process to providing the best products and veterinary care.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs

Find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about dogs, including questions about breeds, grooming, health and behavior and everything in between.

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Getting Started with Your Puppy

Welcoming a dog into your home requires a lot of work and preparation. To get you started, we'll help with training, discipline, play time and everything in between.

You may not realize it but the products you use to keep your house clean could be dangerous, or even toxic, for your dog. Many commercial cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can be hazardous for your dog if he inhales or ingests them.
You may not realize it but the products you use to keep your house clean could be dangerous, or even toxic, for your dog. Many commercial cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can be hazardous for your dog if he inhales or ingests them.
Many dog parents keep cleaning products that are not safe for dogs around the house.  Cheaper and just as effective as the products you buy at the store, we’ve found a few DIY cleaning supplies you already have in your pantry.
Many dog parents keep cleaning products that are not safe for dogs around the house. Cheaper and just as effective as the products you buy at the store, we’ve found a few DIY cleaning supplies you already have in your pantry.

Animal Shelters are not only an amazing place to adopt your next furry companion but also a great way to get involved in a community. The animal shelter provides a versatile program of fun ways families can interact, play, and help support their organization. Here are Top 10 Reasons why community programming at Animal Shelters […]

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When a pet passes away it feels as though a part of your family is missing. Your loved one is irreplaceable and it can take a substantial amount of time to recover from the pet’s passing. It is a difficult transition for us, but what about the other animals in your family? According to our recent survey […]

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With autumn here, we are looking forward to the cooler weather and spending more time with our furry companions outdoors. From playing in the backyard leaves to taking long walks on the beach, hiking or camping, it is important to keep an eye out for pesky ticks on your pup. There are 5 common places ticks like to […]

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Stella came to us at 8 weeks old. She and six other puppies were born in the back of a car en route to a dog rescue. We fell in love with her the minute we found her online and adopted her from SCT Retrievers Pet Rescue. She was full of energy. Since her mother […]

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Flooding is a natural disaster in it’s own right, or it can follow other disasters, such as hurricanes tropical storms or other big weather events. If you live in an area that is prone to flooding or one of the aforementioned disasters, there are some important steps to take in order to protect your pet: […]

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We are huge advocates for bringing pets to work. So, it should be no surprise that our Trupanion headquarters is filled with dogs. More than 300 of them, in fact! With so many pups in the office, a dog walker program is crucial to our company programming and culture. We are forever grateful for our […]

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Who doesn’t love to sit down and enjoy a good book? If you love to read, and enjoy sharing a good tail, consider taking some time to volunteer, reading to shelter pets! Literary community programs have popped up across animal shelters and rescue organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Many of these literary community […]

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We value our pets as family. That is why pet care providers, especially dog walkers have become a staple in modern life. Rain or shine, every day, they walk our dogs with love and commitment. So what a better way to show your dog-walker gratitude than to provide them with a hand-made care package!  Here are some […]

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I fell in love with Blue when I saw his face online, just days after my husband passed away. After weeks of wonderful care from Tracy Rivers of Rescue Dogs Rock, I adopted Blue exactly one month from the date I’d lost my husband. I took Blue to my veterinarian for a checkup to find […]

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I am a Trupanion fan! Six years ago when I adopted my new puppy, Portia, I also had a nine-year-old dog, Saki. I insured both dogs with Trupanion and I am so happy I did. Saki was healthy her whole life until a couple of years ago, she was not feeling well. I took her […]

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The Business of Healing Pets, Trupanion’s blog series written by Stith Keiser of Blue Heron Consulting, takes a deep dive into the business side of animal medicine. Look for a new installment each month featuring topics such as business best practices, effective leadership, strategic hiring, and more. Leadership: What Are My Reference Ranges? If you’re […]

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Pet owners may be scratching their heads. As summer comes to a close, many pet owners may be thinking about school starting, their last summer vacation, or even holiday plans. But many may not realize that late summer can be a really bad time for pet allergies. They may not notice their pet scratching, licking, or […]

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MightyVet: Lead More, Stress Less – Yes Really! Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST | CE Credit: 1 hour Veterinarians and veterinary staff are very important to us. They are our friends, colleagues, classmates, and caretakers of our beloved pets. Sadly, we are seeing disturbing trends related to veterinary burnout, compassion […]

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Have you searched high and low for your furry companion and have yet to find them? Finding the Purrfect fit for your family is a bit like Match-Making. The adoption process requires a more of an extensive process than just seeing a photo. When choosing your forever friend you want to make sure they have […]

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As summer comes to a close, we look towards going back to a normal routine and schedule. So, let’s celebrate Back-to-School. And don’t forget our furry companions, we’ve got 10 tips to get them “School-ready” too! Top 10 Back-To-School Essentials for your furry friend 1. Back-To-School Supplies: When you go back-to-school you need supplies. Well so […]

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We love to celebrate our furry best friend every day. What a better way to honor your pup then throw them a dog party? Let’s be honest, our canines are part of the family, and we love to find new and creative ways to spend time with them. A party is a great opportunity to […]

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Hurricane Lane has sprung up in the Pacific and is headed towards Hawaii. It is a rare sight to see a hurricane in the region, one of which has not made an appearance in a number of years. If you and your pet are in an area that could be affected, please seek shelter and […]

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“Shortly after picking up Brenda from the local animal shelter, I signed up with Trupanion. My previous cat had extremely high medical bills and no insurance, so signing up for pet medical insurance seemed like a sensible thing to do. Brenda settled down very happily in her new environment. A few months later, I took […]

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From the moment we set eyes on the sweet, extra-wrinkly puppy we called Aspen she had our hearts in her paws. She’s an avid runner and hiker, closet couch potato, and the best rainy-day cuddle buddy. The perfect fit for our family! There is a lot of misinformation about pet insurance out there, so when […]

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Looking for your next furrever friend, but not sure where to go? One great option is to visit your local shelter. Shelters come in all sizes and provide different resources. Sometimes there are misconceptions in regards to shelters and we wanted to provide clarity on what to expect from a pet shelter and answer some frequently […]

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We all lead busy lives, but it pays to be prepared! An emergency or natural disaster can happen anytime. The safety of our pets is a top priority, and planning ahead is the key to their safety. Here are 6 Emergency Apps that are essential for you and your pet’s well-being in the case of an […]

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Here at Trupanion, we love our cats and dogs. We love our cats and dogs so much that we bring some of them to work with us, every day. Nearly 289 dogs and some brave cats co-work with us in our Seattle Headquarters. Pets in the workplace have become the new normal for many offices, […]

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Animal shelters and rescue organizations are successful with the hard work of a dedicated and versatile group of supporters, paid and unpaid, that are often unseen by the public. We are shedding some light on how the world of animal rescue and the shelter network coincide with the adoption process.  An animal shelter is a […]

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I often get asked about pet health insurance. Who to go with, whether or not to have it, etc. I wanted to share with you my experience with Trupanion. I added up my German Shepherd’s veterinary bills for 2017. He is two years old with skin issues and allergies. His total for the year was […]

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Imagine a world where Cats rule? It’s not entirely impossible. In honor of International Cat Day, we want to take the time to celebrate the frisky feline and dive into the wonderful world of cats. The Wonderful World of Cats Cats Rule … Literally. Cats have been around the world for a long time. There […]

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In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, we thank all the service dogs for all their hard work and dedication to their job. There is a clear distinction between pet and service dog and we want to provide some insight in regards to the life of a service dog and their role.   The Life […]

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We all want the very best for our pets. This includes having the most recent tech, trends, and toys for our best friend. Nowadays, there is an app for everything and everyone, including your favorite mate.  Check out our Top 10 app picks for your furry companion below. Top 10 apps you must have for […]

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We’re taking a closer look at Trupanion team members who go above and beyond in our series, Who We Are. Each issue we’ll be introducing you to someone who works every day with and for the pets who mean so much us. This time around we’re chatting with Sarah, a manager in the contact center […]

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We here at Trupanion look to our pets as part of the family. So, it’s no surprise that Pets consider us their family. According to Trupanion’s recent TruPoll, a survey of 1,250 pet owners, 44% of pet owners referred to themselves as “pet parent”. In observation of July 22 being, National Parents Day, we look […]

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The Business of Healing Pets, Trupanion’s blog series written by Stith Keiser of Blue Heron Consulting, takes a deep dive into the business side of animal medicine. Look for a new installment each month featuring topics such as business best practices, effective leadership, strategic hiring, and more. Leadership: Where Does My Business Stand? Let’s add […]

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