Trupanion Canada | Pet Insurance Review


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Trupanion pets lead longer happier lives.1 Pets insured with Trupanion lived longer than pets without Trupanion because pet parents didn’t have to worry about the cost of the care their pet needed. Depending on the plan Trupanion covers up to 90% of eligible expenses, has unlimited payouts-always, and can pay your vet bill, within seconds, at time of checkout, so all you pay is your portion (anything not covered by Trupanion). They have transformed the way pet insurance handles claims by eliminating the reimbursement process. Trupanion was founded in Canada and provides bets-in-class coverage and is dedicated to helping pets we love get the care they need. They’ve been around for more than 20 years, making them experts and setting standards for the industry. One perk of this, and what they pride themselves on, is the amount they pay out to pet owners for each claim. Paying out more on the dollar than any other pet insurance provider. To date they have paid out $2 Billion in claims and have insured nearly 1 million pets. To put it simply, there is a reason why 98.7% of Trupanion members stay enrolled every month. 1Based on a December, 2020 Trupanion study analyzing third party hospital claims data comparing pets insured with a Trupanion policy to pets without a Trupanion policy. *Terms and conditions apply. Please view your sample policy for complete coverage details. Underwritten in Canada by Omega General Insurance Company and in the United States by American Pet Insurance Company and ZPIC Insurance Company, 6100-4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108. Administered in Canada by Canada Pet Health Insurance Services, Inc. dba trupanion and in the United States by Trupanion Managers USA, Inc. (CA license No. 0G22803, NPN 9588590). Please visit to review all available pet health insurance products.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Vera Arthur

Extremely Pleased with Trupanion

I had a 4 month old toy poodle who suddenly became sick and was diagnosed with liver failure, cause unknown. Unfortunately, she passed on 3 days later. The claim was submitted by the veterinarian and within 5 days, I was notified the claim had been approved and the check was on its way via Fed-Ex. My daughter gave me another 10 week old puppy and I immediately signed her up with Trupanion. The people at Trupanion were so kind and helpful, and I couldn't be happier.

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POSTED: | BY: Akiko

The Unique and Personal Approach

I am from Vancouver, BC Canada so I used to have policy with Vet Insurance in Canada with my last dog Pepper, the beagle. Pepper went through so many health problems and had a couple of big operations. When Pepper was 8 years old, I was newly divorced and hard to keep up with his medical bills everytime he needed vet care. Vet Insurance was the only pet isurance company accepted my application for enrollment although the others denied my application because Pepper was too old. He had two big life threatening surgeries, and one was spleen rupture when Pepper was 10. My bills was astonomical. However, thanks to Vet Insurance, it was 90% covered, and I didn't have to worry about going broke. Instead, I was able to focus on taking care of him. I give a huge credit to Vet Insurance for helping Pepper prolong his life and live happy, not to mention give me peace of mind. He passed away last year, but our vet told me it was miracle that he outlived 5 more years of borrowing time after the big surgery. During late years of Pepper, I was re-married and moved to US. After Pepper's passing, we thought we would never have another pet because of dealing with pet's loss. My husband was surfing Craigslist to look for something else and found ad for beagle puppy for adoption. We called up the original ownder and met the puppy. We fell in love with him instanteneously. That was not our plan to have another pet, but we could not help ourselves. He was born on Halloween and we picked him up on Friday the 13th (of February) so we re-named him Lucky for good luck. He is a loving happy dog. Thanks to wonderful experience with Vet Insurance I knew I have to get insurance for him so I began to research for pet insurance company in US. And I was so extatic to find out that Vet Insurance opened a company for US market called Trupanion. I knew Trupanion will give me great coverage at very competitive rate as well as excellent customer service just like Vet Insruance. And I was right. Trupanion offer very unique coverage that fits to anybody's budget and circumstances. Very simple to file claim and fast to get reinbursement check. And they will personally take good care of you. They follow up each claim and keep you updated by calls and e-mails. The representatives are very sinsere and care about you and your pets. I am very happy with Trupanion. Lucky is just a puppy, and he has many years to go so I am very confident that through Trupanion, we can provide him the best medical care without any finincial stress from big expenses when unexpected illness or accident occurs in the future. With Trupanion, we can keep Lucky happy and waggling his tail for a long time. In my opinion, Vet Insurance / Trupanion is the best in the market. I recommend to all my friends and family. If you have older pets, it is not too late to enroll. Please protect your pet and be stress free from enexpected future medical expenses for your pet with Trupanion.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Rodger Trani


we have a lab that is almost 1 year and we found out she had elbo dsyplasya.Trupanion was wounderful.She had to have surgury and Trupanion took care of everything.We feel very lucky that we chose Trupanion

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POSTED: | BY: Rick Pack

Trupanion Exceptional Prompt Claim Service

I have two Briards insured with Trupanion. What stands out for me is Trupanion's exceptional personalized service. I have always been contacted by my claim representative promptly on making the claim, a status follow up and even more importantly very prompt resolution of the claim! I have only had best experiences with Trupanion. Such personal service is rare today. It's all about the dogs not a negotiation for coverage!

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POSTED: | BY: Luke Miller

They do not reimburse

We have 16 month old dog who was just diagnosed with heartworm. Dogs under one year do not get tested for heartworm. Trupanion is claiming we didnt give our dog heartguard and we allowed this to happen. How are we to know if the dig was never tested prior to this? Therefore they are denying our claim. They have also denied us two other claims, one for Giardia and another for eating grapes. The grapes was supposedly a preexisting condition because she ingested gorilla glue a few months prior. Not 100% related. Three claims and three denials later we will switch back to our old carrier who never denied us. We left becasue nupanion was supposedly cheaper and covers 90%. They may be cheaper per month but not cheaper in the long run. Id rather pay a higher premium and have a lower reimbursement. TRUPANION IT TERRIBLE DO NOT USE THEM. Their customer service dept has not called me back either.

Monthly Cost

Monthly cost varies due to multiple factors including: species, breed, age at enrollment, gender, and postal code.


One simple plan covers new injuries and illnesses, hereditary, congenital, and chronic conditions, diagnostic tests, medically-necessary hospital stays, and more. Once the deductible is met, Trupanion pays 90% of the remaining invoice, with unlimited payouts-always To view a full list of inclusions and exclusions, check out our sample policy here.

Payout Limits

Unlimited lifetime payouts on eligible conditions with no payout limits-ever.


You can choose your deductible from $0 – $1000, in $5 increments, to fit your budget.

Trupanion offers a lifetime, per condition deductible meaning that once the deductible is met for an eligible condition, you never have to meet it again. That condition is covered for life. This is great for chronic conditions that can span the entirety of a pet’s life such as allergies or cancer.

Age Limits

All pets under 14 years old can enroll.

Once enrolled, pets stay insured regardless of age.

Waiting Period

  • Accidents: 5 days
  • Illnesses: 30 days

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

*Terms and conditions apply. Please view your sample policy for complete coverage details.


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. 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 $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 Trupanion is a registered trademark owned by Trupanion, Inc. Underwritten in the United States by American Pet Insurance Company and in Canada by Omega General Insurance Company  

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