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.

We asked our Trupanion team members to show us how they celebrate the winter season with their Trupanion pets, and we can’t wait to share the escapades. See how our Trupanion pets enjoyed their extra winter.

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Cat dental health is an important factor of your furry friend’s lifetime health, as well as part of being a responsible pet owner.

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Saturday, otherwise known as Caturday, is a great way to spend time bonding with our furry friends. Additionally, it is a wonderful opportunity to rest up with a quality cat nap and take some much-needed downtime. Naturally, our feline friends are the champions of cat-napping, so we look to them for inspiration while trying to […]

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Responsible dog breeders are an essential factor of the pet breeder industry.

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We’ve got the scoop on some purrfect pet sitter gifts that every pet-lover will cherish for years to come.

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Learn the details of a Hygge lifestyle and how your pets are essential to doing nothing this weekend.

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There has been speculation over the years among pet owners, whether it is a good idea for our pets to sleep in bed with us, or not. Certainly, your dog sleeping in bed with you may have positive outcomes for your pup, but for you as well. Nothing beats getting a good night sleep and […]

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I have Trupanion for all three of my dogs. Two out of the three use their insurance on a monthly basis. All have been enrolled since the day we brought them home, so they have no pre-existing conditions.

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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 new installments featuring topics such as business best practices, effective leadership, strategic hiring, and more. 5 Lessons for Better Leadership Thus far in our series, we’ve […]

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Pet’s are prone to eating things they shouldn’t. As a result, pet toxicity (poison ingestion) is a common occurrence among both cats and dogs. Whether you have a puppy or a senior cat in your household, pet poison claims are on the rise, and you’d be surprised to hear what the most common ingestions are […]

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Learn more about welcoming a cat and smoothing their transition into their new home with Get Your Pet.

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We all know that one day rules the week – Caturday. Caturday is the one day a week where it’s going to the cats, all day, every Saturday. Similarly, cat-lovers and cat-owners alike, flock to the internet to view, snap, tweet and share their amazing cat stories and photos. As we look towards the weekend […]

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I cannot express how happy I am that I signed up for Trupanion insurance for my dog Magic. My main concern is that she gets cared for 100% but we all know that budgets do not always match with what we want to do. Trupanion takes that out of the equation!

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We asked our Trupanion team members to share their pet’s dynamic love with us, their #TruLove as we called it, and we’re thrilled to reveal their stories. Love is unconditional and there is no doubt these inspirational dogs and cats of Trupanion exemplify the meaning of love every day. Learn the true meaning of love from our Trupanion furry friend’s perspective.

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Our furry friends, dogs and cats alike, can become anxious or stressed rather easily. With just a change of an environment or an adjustment to a new household, a pet can become stressed. For instance, cats are not partial to change, something as small as moving a litter box can cause stress or a change […]

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My Boston Terrier Winston is a classic example of why Trupanion is worthwhile after an accident or illness.

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Certainly, a new furry friend joining the family can enhance your life, but also can change your everyday routines, schedules, and activities. We’ve got five key factors to consider before bringing home a new pet and the importance of responsible pet ownership.

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While our pets are there for us, never wavering, certainly we want to be able to provide the same support. Learn the value of medical insurance for pets and what you need to know to protect your furry friend through their lifetime.

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when do cat behavior changes merit seeking medical care? Learn more about five critical cat behavior changes and when you should seek veterinary care for your furry friends.

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In honor of World Spay Day, we highlight the importance of spay/neuter programs and the value they bring to the animal welfare industry and our furry friends alike.

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Before bringing a furry friend home, we have a new pet owner checklist for you, making sure you have exactly what you need when you first bring home your new pet.

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Little ones (human and furry friends alike) have a way of finding their own version of fun at parties. Check out our tips on how to host an epic family and pet-friendly Super Bowl party that will be a touchdown run for years to come.

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Our two-year-old boxer mix, Dempsey, required critical surgery for a retropharyngeal abscess just weeks after enrolling with Trupanion’s insurance.

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Winter is here and pet safety is a top priority. The recent snowstorms, from the polar vortex on the East coast to the self-described “snowpocalypse” on the West Coast, excess snow and icy conditions create snowstorms winter pet hazards that every pet owner should be aware of. During these cooler months, winter-specific illnesses and conditions are […]

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Quinn’s story began on a typical September morning while out for her morning romp with her dog friends at the local park. That morning, the dogs all congregated in one area of the park.

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When you work for Trupanion, you not only get to be surrounded by passionate pet-lovers every day but also get to be at the forefront of an innovative pet-focused industry.

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What if you could join your love for pets with your love for extra cash and get a pet side gig? Pet side gigs not only bring in additional income but they are a great way to discover new interests and potential career paths, all while fueling your passion.

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Happy National Pet Dental Health Month! Wow – that’s a mouthful to say. Our claim data tells some interesting stories about pets and their dental health. For instance, small dogs claim dental disease 72% more often than the average dog. The breeds most likely to claim for dental issues are Maltese, Yorkshire terrier, and Chihuahua. […]

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Bringing a new puppy into your home can be an exciting time. There are many things to consider when getting a new puppy, such as what type of food they will eat, when to take them out, and knowing when is the right time to start puppy training. Puppy training is an essential part of […]

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Imagine starting your workday surrounded by dogs and cats. If this sounds like a dream job, we’ve got the scoop on the best jobs for dog and cat lovers.

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