Trupanion Canada | Pet Insurance Review


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Updated: May 29, 2024

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: Sylvie Lietz

Always a positive experience

We had never purchased pet insurance for any of our previous dogs, and when we incurred astronomical vet bills with one of them who had orthopedic problems and then cancer, we thought our next dogs would have to be covered from puppyhood. Our beautiful Siska who is a 6 and a half year old Bernese Mountain Dog has been insured with Trupanion since she was 8 weeks old. We also have a younger Berner (2 year old Logan) who is also covered with Trupanion. Throughout the years, we have had smaller claims for a variety of illnesses and have always been extremely happy with the turnaround time for processing and receiving our claims reimbursments. More recently, Siska was having difficulty walking and what we thought was arthritis turned out to be 2 torn ACL's (anterior cruciate ligaments). Upon consulting with our Veterinarian, we were referred to a specialty surgeon who performed a bilateral TPLO (tibia plateau leveling osteotomy) procedure on Siska's back legs. Needless to say that the surgery was very expensive ($6,500), but when we presented our claim to Trupanion, we were again very pleased to receive the expected coverage amount within 2 weeks. Despite increases in monthly premiums, we have always been very satisfied with Trupanion's quick response and level of coverage.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Maureen Nelson

Very Satisfied Customer

I purchased Trupanion insurance for my 10 month old English Setter puppy Lucy a few months ago. I picked up the flyer at our vets office, checked out their information online and signed up right away. On February 11th I took my dog Lucy to the vets and she was diagnosed with Giardiasis. The vets office faxed the $984.88 bill direct to Trupanion and on February 12th I received an e-mail from Trupanion stating that they had received our claim, they verified information and gave us a phone number if we had any questions. I was very impressed.On February 18th I received a call asking if we were going to submit any more invoices or if they could process payment to us. It took less than 17 days for Trupanion to pay the claim and for me to receive it - unbelievable! I would and have referred Trupanion as a pet insurance company and I wish I would have know about them for my previous pets.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Colleen

A Huge Thank You!

Living on Social Security, it's hard to have the extra money for unplanned emergencies. Twice now, Trupanion has come thru for me and my dog, Grady. I am so grateful to my vet for recommending them when I first got my puppy and I'm eternally grateful to the crew at Trupanion for their prompt and caring response. Thank you just seem enough.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: John


do not buy this pet insurance, have a lab that injured his knee and needed surgery- they denied it and now i have to appeal to them and to an "independent" third party vet, that gets paid by whom??? yes, trupanion, how can this vet ever be impartial?- my dog has been at the same vet for over 11 years and not one problem ever with his leg!- full documented records and still they don't want to pay and they keep delaying the appeal process so i keep paying the premium! stay away!!

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Erica


hello there. I love love love trupanion. So far they are great. They cover 90% of the bill. But do not cover yearly vaccinations, the initial vet fee to check out your pet ie. mine is $47.00, and they also in canada do not cover the taxes which is unfortunate, but their reason behind it is justifiable. We took our dog in on a monday and after faxing off the paperwork that day I recieved an email stating it had been recieved and will be reviewed. That thursday I got an email saying that it have been processed along with the break down of whats covered, whats not, and how much the cheque will be made out for. And the following monday (just one week later) I got the cheque in the mail. Very very impressed. Thanks Trupanion.

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—once the deductible is met, Trupanion pays 90% of the remaining invoice. 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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