Trupanion | Pet Insurance Review


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Pets can be full of surprises—so their insurance coverage shouldn’t be. That’s why Trupanion is dedicated to helping the pets we love get the care they need. They pride themselves on the amount they pay out to pet owners, paying out more on the dollar than any other pet insurance provider. To date they have paid out nearly $2 Billion in claims. The Trupanion policy was designed by veterinarians to protect pets and their owners by taking the cost out of the care equation. If your pet gets sick or hurt, the last thing you want to worry about is affording the treatment they need, you only need to worry about getting them better. That’s why Trupanion is the only provider who can review, approve, and pay your claim direct to your veterinarian, within seconds, at the time of checkout.* No more juggling credit cards and no more waiting for reimbursement. Your pet gets treated, you pay your portion, and go. Trupanion takes care of the rest. 98.7% of Trupanion members stay enrolled every month. 1 Based on a November 2020 internal study analyzing third party hospital claims data comparing pets insured with a Trupanion policy to pets without a Trupanion policy. * Terms and Conditions apply. Policy details vary by state, please review your states policy for full coverage details. Not all veterinarians accept direct payment. Ask your veterinarian about Trupanion Vet Direct Pay. Underwritten in Canada by Omega General Insurance Company and GPIC Insurance Company and in the United States by American Pet Insurance Company and ZPIC Insurance Company, 6100-4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108. Please visit to review all available pet health insurance products.

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POSTED: | BY: Allison

Just wanted to say thank you for all…

Just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for my 2 girls! Bella had 12 yrs of service and you paid out over $100,000. In her lifetime. Because of your company, I never worried about how to pay for all of her health concerns. Knee surgeries, diabetes, trachea issues, blindness, and countless other issues. There was a lot! When I finally let you know she passed away, you talked me through it and your compassion showed! It was truly appreciated!

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POSTED: | BY: Karyn Schorr

Trupanion is probably the absolute BEST…

Trupanion is probably the absolute BEST pet insurance you can get for your animal!!! They have paid for everything for my Great Pyranees Luna! Physical therapy ( get the rider -you wont be sorry!!) and the large operation on her leg for her knee cap and ACL. They are quick and efficient and worth every single penny I have paid for the insurance!!!

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POSTED: | BY: Tina

Hands down best decision I ever made.

Trupanion has made owning my first ever puppy ownership a great experience. They have covered so much from the very beginning. I had an emergent animal hospital admit when my puppy was only a month or so old. She has been through so many ups and downs and I can depend on trupanion for all the unexpected! They are amazing and the process is simple! No fighting about bills, delays, or long wait times. I can simply go on my app or talk to a live agent quickly and have the answers I need. If I didn’t have them, I would be in vet debt… they are amazing!

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POSTED: | BY: not available

I love Trupanion!!!

Anytime I have had to contact Trupanion everyone that I have dealt with has been amazing -- fast and efficient but warm and friendly. The costs are reasonable - the coverage compared to what is offered by other pet insurance companies is great. I just finished a chat with Kreanna and once again I am all in for Trupanion.

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Very satisfied customer

My dog swallowed a tennis ball and needed to have his stomach opened to remove it. What was already a stressful time was compounded by the fact that the vet bills for his surgery were in excess of $12,000. Trupanion direct bills with our emergency vet and approved all charges before he was discharged. They paid 90% of all expenses after I paid my deductible and exam fees. I had a few questions during the process and trupanion’s customer service answered promptly and were very helpful. I am extremely grateful for our coverage and surprised by how smoothly the process ran.

Monthly Cost

Your monthly rate is determined by multiple factors, including your pet’s species, gender, breed, age, and zip code, and the deductible amount you choose.  


Depending on your plan, Trupanion policy pays up to 100% of the bill for all eligible expenses once your deductible is met, if you have a deductible at all. Some of the things they cover are:

  • All new, unexpected accidents and illnesses
  • Hereditary conditions (like hip dysplasia, diabetes, etc.)
  • Congenital conditions (like heart disease, cataracts, or liver disease)
  • Chronic conditions (like allergies, or cancer)
  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Medically-necessary hospital stays
  • Prescribed medications and supplements
  • Prosthetic carts

There are three additional riders to expand your policy, if they are not included in your states core plan:

Recovery and Complementary Care

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Behavioral modification
  • Homeopathy
  • Naturopathy
  • Rehabilitative Therapy

Pet Owner Assistance

  • Advertising and reward for lost pets
  • Boarding fees if you are hospitalized
  • Liability coverage for third-party property damage
  • Cremation or burial for death due to accident or illness
  • Vacation cancellation costs due to accident or illness


  • Whelping
  • Queening
  • Other injuries associated with breeding

Payout Limits

The Trupanion policy* has no payout limits, so whether your pet needs one quick visit or a lifetime of care, your coverage won’t quit.
That can mean a big difference if your pet develops a chronic condition requiring extended care like allergies, diabetes, or even cancer.


If your Trupanion policy has a deductible, you can customize it to fit your budget. You can choose from $50 to $1,000 in increments of $5, or choose to have no deductible at all. Trupanion deductibles are per-condition and good for the life of your pet. That means no annual resets-once a deductible is met, you never have to pay the deductible for that condition again.

Age Limits

All new pets can enroll from birth until their 14th birthday. Once your pet is enrolled, they can be enrolled for life

Waiting Period

Waiting periods vary by state. Please see your states policy for full coverage details.
However, other providers may have additional waiting periods for congenital conditions like hip dysplasia, Trupanion does not.


Trupanion was developed to protect you and your pet from unexpected illnesses and injuries. That means we don’t cover “predictable” care costs that you can plan ahead for, like:

  • Examination fees
  • Wellness and preventive care
  • Elective, or cosmetic procedures
  • Sales tax, where applicable

Like many other pet insurance providers, Trupanion does not cover pre-existing conditions. Whichever insurer you choose, it pays to enroll early!

* Terms and Conditions apply. Coverage may vary by state. Not all veterinarians accept direct payment. Ask your veterinarian about Trupanion Vet Direct Pay.

Trupanion was founded in 2000 with the goal to help pet owners plan for the unexpected and take the cost out of the care equation. They believe that the pets—and the veterinary professionals who help them—deserve better. That’s why Trupanion is a proud member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. We’re committed to sharing industry data, supporting animal welfare organizations, and working with federal and state regulators to help more pets get better care. Our members know we’re ahead of the pack, because there’s pet insurance—then there’s Trupanion: 24/7/365 Member Support—yes, even on holidays 20+ years of experience Nearly $2 Billion paid in claims Over 800,000 pets protected Unlimited Payouts The only provider that can pay your veterinarian directly at checkout* Accepted everywhere in the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia * At participating hospitals

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