Domino’s Only Hope for a Cure

We first signed up for Trupanion when Domino swallowed a bee in the middle of the night. It only took one $500 emergency room bill for us to learn the value of pet medical insurance. We signed up the next day and it is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. At only two […]

Why is there Bleeding Under the Skin of your Dog?

Image Source: Pixabay.com Understanding subcutaneous bleeding Any kind of bleeding is a cause for concern, especially in your pets. Unfortunately, subcutaneous bleeding or bleeding under the skin is a lot more common that dog owners would imagine. The most common cause for this condition is trauma or injury. Dogs are very exuberant creatures, which means […]

Bring Your Cat to Work Day, Every Day!

  Trupanion has been a pet-friendly office since the beginning, and we couldn’t be more pleased that this trend is becoming more mainstream. Spending the day with furry friends helps reduce stress and increase job satisfaction – and we should know. We have at least 150 dogs and cats in the office on any given […]

Precautions To Take While Doing Blood Transfusion In Dogs

Image Source: Pixabay.com Is your dog, usually quite active, suddenly not interested in exercise or play? Is he visibly tired all the time? It could be a result of anemia which results in a reduced number of red blood cells in the bloodstream. Anemia can be identified by a simple lab test as directed by […]

7 Ways You Can Support Local Animal Shelters.

You may have heard, Trupanion employees are busy collecting 10 TONS of pet food for local shelters as a part of our annual pet food drive. Please read on for seven ways you too can help local pets in need.  When people think of helping homeless animals, most of us think the only ways to […]

Austin Pets Alive! Nevada’s Echocardiogram – FUND COMPLETED!

May 8, 2018 • Nevada’s Echocardiogram – FUND COMPLETED! by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins You may remember Nevada from our previous post, where she was lucky enough to receive the funding needed for her double wrist surgery. Now this sweet little girl needs our help again, in addition to her wrist injuries […]

All You Need To Know About Botulism In Dogs

Image Source: Pixabay.com Botulism is a rare infectious disease in dogs caused by ingestion of decomposed or raw meat containing the Clostridium botulinum type C bacteria. The bacteria produce a neurotoxin called botulin, which can affect the nervous system of canines. Though dogs are generally resistant to the toxin, when infected meat is consumed in […]

Are Essential Oils Harmful for your Cat?

Image Source: Pixabay.com For decades, people have been using aromatherapy and potpourri to spruce up their homes. We use essential oils to improve the scent in our homes. These oils are believed to be natural and safe for our use, but how do they affect our feline friends? Cats and essential oils A few years […]

A Saving Grace for a Setter Family

Pepper McDuff and Finnegan Patrick are our two Irish Setters. We have been a family of Setters for quite a while. Murphy, one of our earlier Setters, needed quite a bit of medical attention and ultimately had to be put down before he was three. Time does heal and we were finally ready to invite […]