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.
Bernese Mountain Dog