Pet Insurance - Why Trupanion?

posted: by: Deirdre Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Quality Medical Care is Expensive
As pet owners, we have the opportunity to budget for the predictable care our pets need, such as vaccines and annual exams. Preparing for the major expense of an accident or illness is much harder. 

As medical providers, we see the struggle people go through when the care their pet needs is beyond their reach. It is gut wrenching for everyone involved. We believe in pet insurance because a quality policy can take the money out of the equation. Pet insurance allows you to meet your pet's needs and us to practice good medicine. 

Unfortunately, people tend to think that their healthy pets don't need insurance. The need for pet insurance usually hits the radar once the first health crisis occurs and the cost of care is overwhelming. At that point, whatever diagnosis your pet has becomes a pre-existing condition. So the sooner you get your pets insured, the better.

Why Trupanion?

We have worked with many different insurance providers, and we recommend Trupanion. The reason for this is because this is a solid company that stands behind their product, they care for pets, their plans are simple and straight forward, and they don't have payout limits or tell us how to practice medicine. Trupanion also pays for treatments and conditions others won't. Trupanion reimburses clients in a timely manner and in some cases they are able to pay us directly so you don't have to worry about being reimbursed.

The videos below will show you Trupanion in the perspective of veterinarians as well as in the perspective of a pet owner.



We encourage you to take a closer look. That's why we have worked with Trupanion to be able to offer our clients a 30 day trial of coverage with NO strings attached! Unlike many companies, Trupanion offers their product to you completely free of charge for one month just so you can experience it first hand. They don't ask for your credit card, they don't harass you trying to get you to sign up. They believe in their product and want you to try it because they know that you will see the value. Ask us about this trial. You literally have NOTHING to lose. The video at the bottom of this page will show you a family's experience with the 30 day trial.

We do not receive anything for endorsing Trupanion other than the knowledge that we will be able to practice quality medicine and our patients will stay happier and healthier. 

Unlike medical insurance that we are used to, Trupanion plans are simple. They do not pay for preventive care or pre-existing conditions (so getting a plan while your pet is healthy is a good idea). They do pay 90% of the cost of accidents and illness, including many breed specific problems that other company's won't cover. Their website allows you to estimate the cost of a plan for your pet, and has examples of what care costs and what they have covered. 

Why Do We Believe in Pet Insurance?
Why Do We Trust Trupanion?

So you and your pets can rest easy. There is nothing worse for a pet owner than having to decide to euthanize an otherwise healthy pet because you can't afford the treatment. As medical providers, there is nothing worse than having to euthanize an animal we know that we can save.

Quality medical care is expensive because it is expensive to provide. We do all we can to manage costs and prices from our end. And quality pet insurance is something you can do to protect your pets and yourself.

Hate Paperwork?

We can submit your Trupanion claims for you at the time of your visit. How is that for making things easy?!

Why do we trust Trupanion? What this video or ask us when you come in.