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.

Five reasons to adopt a shelter cat with Get Your Pet.

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Learn more about your friendship with your feline friend.

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Gus was experiencing allergies and was able to find relief through veterinary medical care and life-time coverage.

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Learn more about the importance of pet exercise and the positive health benefit for the entire family.

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Dogs love everyone. Take a closer look into Trupanion's diversity in the workplace initiative and what's in store for the future.

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Sometimes the best way to honor your pet is to find a unique way to remember them.

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Learn how to keep your best friends protected throughout the seasons.

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Pet-friendly travel with your furry friend in mind.

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Pets are family and every cat deserves to have the chance to have a loving home.

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Learn how new pet owners unexpected trip to the emergency room for their puppy James resulted in a full recovery due to his medical coverage.

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Working dogs are on the job every day. Many any are serving their communities and work as part of a team, such as a K9 unit, to help keep cities and streets safe. Essentially, their duties are to provide protection and safety to the community they serve – but what protects them? The handler and […]

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Animals have the incredible ability to love unconditionally and heal with their never-ending comfort and support. Humans and pets alike can benefit from the inspiration of therapy dogs. Just being in the presence of a doting animal can provide a feeling of well-being and peace. We sat down with our Trupanion pet program team to […]

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Whether you have a puppy or a senior pet, proper paw care is essential to prevent a dog paw pad injury. Unfortunately, a dog paw pad injury can occur from something as simple as taking a walk to hiking on trails. As a responsible pet owner, proper paw care includes having all the resources you […]

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Here at Trupanion, we love our veterinary professionals. From the front desk to behind the exam room door, our trusted veterinarians, technicians, and specialists support the health and wellness of our cherished pets. We couldn’t be more grateful for the work they do. That’s why we created Veterinary Appreciation Day™! Every year on June 18, […]

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What does a dog’s life look like? Likely something along the lines of belly rubs, playing with toys, long walks, regular visits to the veterinarian, and sleeping peacefully beside human companions. Throw in the odd eating-something-they-shouldn’t and you have a pretty good depiction. That’s one way—in fact, our favorite way—to look at a dog’s life. […]

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Somewhere in a galaxy not so far, far away – cat Star Wars names grace our best friends in households near and far. With the popularity of the Star Wars movies spanning decades, it’s no surprise they’ve inspired the names for our pets. We searched through our Trupanion database to see which names veered more […]

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My sweet Scarlett was an impulse decision. She came through the veterinary clinic I work at, as an emergency, after a severe dog attack. I couldn’t resist that puppy face, so I took over her care from the previous owners, as the cost of her care was more than they could afford. From day one […]

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Heading out with your furry friend, it always pays to be prepared for whatever the day may hold. Whether you opt to take a spring vacation with your pets or hit the hiking trails with your pup this season, certainly an emergency, or foul weather, can quickly change the course of your day. In honor […]

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While you are out enjoying everything the season has to offer with your furry friends, spring safety should be at the top of mind as doting pet owners. Likewise, as the temperatures start to rise, primary safety concern is the effect that heartworm disease can have on our pet’s health. Further, heartworm in dogs is […]

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My Rottweiler, Havoc, has had his fair share of health issues in the last few years that has made Trupanion a life-saver. Years ago, I had a Rottweiler that passed away due to stomach bloat. I did not have insurance and the bills were extremely high. Unfortunately, four days after her emergency surgery, she passed […]

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You probably have quite a few questions to ask a vet when you visit their hospital or clinic. Much of the time, you might not be the only one in the family with questions. Often your children have some of the most insightful and candid questions in relation to your pets. As a Trupanion culture, […]

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If you’re researching where to take your next trip, look no further than these dog-friendly vacations in Canada. Whether you want to hike, camp, or be surrounded by nature’s playground these Canadian destinations offer something for the entire family. Gone are the days of leaving your furry friend at home. Come experience a lifetime of […]

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When you bring a new puppy into your home, it is an exciting time! If you are a first-time pet owner, or new to having a puppy in your household, there are many new experiences and “firsts” that you will encounter. Certainly, one new “joy of puppyhood” is that puppies are full of energy! By […]

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Caturday falls on a rather auspicious day this year if you happen to indulge in the human equivalent of catnip. If you partake in certain extra-curricular activities, cat owners should carefully consider where to store your stash. Otherwise, a curious kitty might mistake it for a similarly herbal cat-friendly treat. Although marijuana has been deregulated […]

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If you have a feline friend in your home, chances are, your cat has had a hairball. Hairballs in cats are a normal everyday occurrence. The question is, when do they become a medical concern for your furry friend? Obviously, cat grooming is a necessary task which provides health and wellness factors to our furry […]

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If you are bringing home a new pet, we’ve got some mighty marvel pet names to consider for your new best friend’s namesake. With the popularity of the Marvel universe reaching new audiences across block-buster films, television shows, and comic books, it certainly is no surprise they are influencing the names of our pets. We’re […]

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Tyson’s story We decided to insure Tyson at the age of 8 years. In doing so, we were pleasantly surprised at the affordable monthly cost of the policy we chose, especially enrolling him later in life. Little did we know, it’s the reason we still have our boy with us today. In October of 2018, […]

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The topic of cannabidiol (CBD) is controversial, polarizing, and—let’s face it—hazy at best. There’s a growing number of anecdotal accounts and very little formal research. Despite that, many pet owners are asking about it and for it, leaving veterinary professionals in a tricky spot. So, we took a look at our claim data to see […]

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When you bring a new kitten into your home, it is an exciting time, and for some pet owners can be a first-time experience with a baby pet. The joys of kitten ownership come with its own set of “firsts”, expectations, and obstacles. Because of this, resourceful tools such as our kitten care 101 guide […]

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I began working for Dr. Kaiser at the Animal Clinic of Mandarin over 3 years ago. I decided to get a new Lab mix puppy and made the decision to enroll Zuri in Trupanion. Further, I made this decision after hearing other employees and Dr. Kaiser talking about how great it has been for their […]

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