About 7 months ago, after reading an article about Pet Insurance, I researched different companies and plans, and took out a pet insurance plan with Trupanion. It proved to be the best decision ever!
My seven-year-old rat terrier was suddenly unable to urinate and he started to swell "down there." He was in a lot of pain! I rushed him to the ER and he was admitted immediately. Despite diagnostic tests and treatments, no cause could be identified, and he rapidly got worse. He was transferred to another facility within 24 hours...still no answers.. as he continued to deteriorate. The bills were racking up quickly, but I knew that I could make decisions for his care based on what was best for him, not as a function of finances. I was close to putting him down after a couple of days, when the vets gave little hope, but we decided to give it one more day to see if the antibiotics would kick in...and they did!! And then slowly, day by day, he started to recover! After a full week in the hospital -- and thousands of dollars later -- my pup came home.
During his convalescence I had time to sift through the mounds of different bills I'd accumulated and start submitting claims to Trupanion. The customer support on the phone was very helpful, and the claims process was simple. Once claims were submitted, they were reviewed and approved within a days of receipt. I was emailed when the claim was received, if there were any questions, and notified when the claim was pai