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Is Pet Health Insurance worth the cost?

Pet insurance can get pretty complicated when you have to sort through several plans and levels?and all from the same provider. At Trupanion, we want to help you by making itsimple and easy to understand. We offer one simple pet insurance plan for your dog or cat. Because all Trupanion-insured pets enroll with the same pet insurance plan, you can be sure you are getting the best coverage we have to offer.


Our comprehensive policy covers surgeries, diagnostic tests, medications, treatments and hospital stays if your pet gets sick or injured. We also reimburse from your actual veterinary bill so you don?t have to worry about a predetermined benefit schedule.

Depending on your specific budget and situation, you have the option to choose your own pet health insurance deductible, including the option for no deductible at all, or any amount from $50 to $1000. Custom-selecting your deductible allows you to determine a monthly premium that best suits your budget. It?s completely flexible and up to you.

Trupanion sets fair pet insurance premiums. Your cost is determined by the breed of your pet, their age at the time of enrollment, their gender, whether they are spayed or neutered, and the local costs of veterinary care in your area.* Rates will occasionally be adjusted to reflect the current cost of veterinary care in your region, but your pet?s premium will never increase due to your pet aging. That is, we will never raise your rates simply because your pet has a birthday. You will also never be penalized because you file claims. We don?t believe in penalizing unlucky pets.

After all, unexpected accidents and illnesses are why you have pet medical insurance in the first place!


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Understanding the importance of vaccinations

If a Vaccine Lasts a Person his or her Whole Life, why do I have to Vaccinate my Pet Annually?

In the U.S., vaccines are licensed based on the minimum duration they can be expected to last. It is expensive to test vaccines across an expanse of years and it is not generally done. We know most vaccines last at least one year and have not been willing to take a chance on whether they might last longer without knowing for sure.

It is also important to realize that some diseases lend themselves to prevention through vaccination while others do not. For a vaccine to generate solid long-lasting immunity, the infection must be fairly generalized to the entire body (like feline distemper or canine parvovirus) rather than localized to one organ system (like kennel cough or feline upper respiratory viruses). Vaccination for localized infections tends to require more frequent boosting whereas there is potential for vaccination for systemic disease to last for many years. This information and even in more is brought to you by


Ticks. They make our skin crawl too.

New England is known for many things and one of them is an ugly disease carrying parasite known as a tick. Ticks are more than just creepy; they can spread a number of different diseases that affect both pets and people. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, Ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, anaplasmosis, tularemia, and babesia. So what can you do to protect your pets and your family from tick-borne diseases? Find out below, then learn more about parasite screening and prevention at Beware the Bug.

There are over 350 varities of ticks on earth. Living in northern New England, we have about a dozen different species to contend with, lurking in our woods, forests, and yards.

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