Thanks to Trupanion, my lab is on the mend!

Out of 10

When I first heard of Pet Insurance, I had mixed feelings. It made sense to insure pets in the way we insure our other family members, but how necessary could it be? When we decided to add a chocolate lab to our family, we did our research and learned labs can get into all sorts of things in their first couple of years, and can have problems with their hips and cancer in later years. We decided to learn more about pet insurance and after carefully comparing plans, decided Trupanion was the right option for us. That was 7 months ago. Since then, Mugsy has swallowed a tube sock, had ear infections from swimming, and was coming up lame. After several visits and many xrays and tests (all covered at 90% minus the office visit fee), we found out he had a condition that causes the cartilidge in his elbows to calcify and chip away. The poor little guy needed surgery on BOTH elbows and it was going to cost over $4000. Without insurance, we'd have had to either let him live in pain, rehome him to a family who could afford his surgery, or put him down. Thanks to Trupanion, his surgery was not only covered at 90%, they pre-approved it and he was able to get in without us paying up front and waiting to be reimbursed! He's home, happy and healing, thanks to Trupanion. I recommend you to EVERYONE who has or is thinking about getting a pet! :)

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Osteochondritis Dissecans
Claim Amount
Over $1000

Labrador Retriever

Age of Pet
Under a year

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