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.

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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Whether you are venturing out on a spring getaway or gearing up for camping this weekend, we know your pet’s safety is a top priority. By keeping a pet first aid kit handy, it can help if any unforeseen situations occur while you are vacationing, traveling, or on a road trip with pets. Likewise, we […]

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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. The Ulitmate Measure of Leadership Almost a month under new ownership, […]

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Bailey Bob’s Journey Dr. Kaiser talked to me about insurance several times before I finally made the decision to get it for Bailey Bob. It was almost a year before I had to use it but boy when I did, I really did! In March of 2018, Bailey Bob started limping and I immediately took […]

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If you are pet-passionate and are in the market for a new career opportunity, look no further. Trupanion has some essential jobs for dog lovers. This is a chance to apply your customer service and bilingual language skills and reach new career heights. Ready to join the growing pet-health industry? Trupanion has new opportunities whether […]

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Pets love being around their loved ones, and we highly regard our furry friends as part of the family dynamic. Relationships among family members are special, but nothing is quite as distinctive as the bond between two animals. For instance, the bond of pet siblings is a unique, spirited, and impactful relationship that exists among […]

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If you visit your vet office often, you see first-hand the time, energy, and effort that your veterinarian puts in for the well-being and care for your pets. In honor of all the hard work your veterinarian performs every day, we want to welcome the opportunity to thank your veterinarian and show your appreciation for […]

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Our feline friends are known for being feisty, independent and headstrong. Essentially, dogs and cats alike, each have their own personality and quirks that make them distinct animal beings. As pet owners, we sometimes are left wondering why pets do what they do. As an example, why do cats give love bites? Naturally, part of […]

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Trupanion has given my dog, Bear another chance at life. For the first months of Bear's life, he was a normal happy puppy and we signed up for Trupanion insurance early on. Then his medical problems began.

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Dogs have some amazing abilities, not just as our companions, but as working dogs that help save lives. Such as search and rescue dogs (SAR), with intensive training, they are tasked in extreme circumstances to do unimaginable. Working alongside a trained K-9 handler, they work together as a team, against insurmountable obstacles to find, rescue, […]

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The first day of spring is right around the corner, literally! Naturally, we are ready to embrace the sunshine and warm weather with our furry friends. Rather, the start of spring can play a number on us, since across much of North America it actually marks the start of rainy season. Granted, whether you have […]

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Pets and happiness go hand in hand. And if you are reading this blog, you can probably find a smiling dog or a purring cat within reach, and there is no doubt it brings a smile to your face. Here at Trupanion HQ, with more than 300 pets gracing us with their presence on any […]

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If you work in the veterinary field and are looking to make a career change, look no further. Trupanion jobs are available. And to the point, you can use your veterinary experience and medical knowledge to help dogs and cats every day. If this sounds like a dream job, consider joining our expanding claims department […]

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We were so close to losing him that day, but he made it through! Calvin was treated quickly and received all the best care because we were not worried about the financial burden.

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Adopting a cat and welcoming them into your family is such a fun and exciting experience. From the moment you bring them home, your world is forever changed. Certainly, a lifestyle with a cat brings so many new experiences. Although, some of these encounters might include health issues your newly adopted cat. Naturally, becoming a […]

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You’ve decided it’s time to adopt a pet – congratulations! To start your pet adoption journey, you’ll want to ask yourself: What type of pet am I looking for? What type or breed of pet will fit best into my lifestyle?

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Spring is here and we are ready to get out and explore with our pets by our side. Naturally, with the rising temperatures, the spring season prompts some necessary spring pet safety tips that every pet owner should be aware of. Whether you’re headed out for a long weekend or an extended spring vacation, knowing […]

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If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies and are looking to bring a new dog into your home, hypoallergenic dog breeds are a wonderful consideration for your next animal companion. Not only are hypoallergenic dog breeds exceptional family dogs, but several of these pups are also a great mate for living in […]

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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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