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.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Kate


Paid 90% - paid 1st claim within 10 days of filing - 2nd claim almost immediately! So glad we have Trupanion on our side! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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POSTED: | BY: Matt

I'm Amazed

My 11 month old chocalate lab puppy caught a nasty bout off Colitis. I got him to the Vet and he needed tests to rule out obstructions, bloodwork and stayed overnight to get IV and medication to get everything under control. My Vet and I filled out all the paperwork and sent all his records since it was our first claim. I faxed all the information this morning and by this evening I was notified that my claim was approved minus my deductible and I would be receiving $435 on my claim. I figured at least 2 to 3 weeks, and can't believe that it was processed soo quickly. I'm relieved to know Guinness is covered and that this company will come through.

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POSTED: | BY: jeff

Paid 1st claim as promised

This was my first claim with Trupanion. I just signed up a little over a month ago and my puppy already got sick. I called Trupanion and they encouraged me to take my puppy in. I did and Trupanion quickly turned my claim around.

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POSTED: | BY: John


As I thought this company cared about pets, one has to remember that it is still a business. I insured my less than a year old puppy and added hip dysplasia insurance. Upon bringing her to the vet for a regular checkup, my vet said that she was standing "odd". I did not think anythin of it, but my vet wanted to do an x-ray. I let him, only for him to come back letting me know she has hip dysplasia. I was shocked and did not even see this coming! I collected all the relevant forms and followed all the instructions from the Trupanion website. I faxed everything in, just claiming the x-ray and meds. Trupanion emailed me that day notifying that they refuse to pay. There reasoning: the condition was found within the first 30 days of my insurance -- I only had two more weeks to go. I called to see if any further coverage would be available after the 30 days and was told "no". I even explained that I did not even know and that it was not even my choice to get the x-ray done then! Trupanion still refused. I realize that it is in their policy but there has to be an exception in some cases. I could even have the vet write a letter explaining that it was his idea and not mine, but that would still do no good. Since Trupanion has done absolutely nothing for me, I asked for a refund for my coverage (2 months) and was refused on that as well. They just offered a $5 refund on the hip dysplasia. To everyone out there, be wary on your policy start date and allow your pet to suffer until the 30 days is up. This is was Trupanion forces you to do.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Cindy

Customer Service is Excellent!

One day after his first birthday, our Siberian Husky had health issues. All I can say is ... "thank goodness for Trupanion". My experience with this company has been a very positive one. Claims are processed quickly. Customer service is excellent! I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Trupanion.

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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