Dekater is a dog in need of expensive surgery, and his owner simply cannot afford it. Sadly, he is relinquished to McKamey Animal Center, where he can get treatment and located in a new home. Dekater is lucky and emerges from surgery with three legs, but still a young and otherwise healthy dog. how do we ensure that our pets will always get the very best care they need and deserve, regardless of the cost?

Designing Spaces caught up with Dr. Kerri Marshall, Chief Veterinary Officer at Trupanion, a leading provider of pet insurance, at the McKamey Animal Center to learn where pet insurance comes in. It allows us to change the conversation from, “how much can I afford to spend on care” to “what is the best care option for my pet”. Now, more than ever pets are a valuable member of the family, and pet insurance is a must-have as opposed to a nice-to-have to ensure we can always keep the family unit together.

Protecting Your Pet

Just like you and me, our pets can suffer from unexpected illness, surgeries or even accidents. As much as you love your pet, what if you aren’t able to afford the high cost of veterinary care?

How can you ensure that your pet will get the very best care it needs and deserves regardless of the cost? This is where pet insurance comes in. Trupanion®, a leading provider of pet insurance for dogs and cats is a company that truly cares that your pet gets proper care without the stress of worrying you can’t pay for any unexpected illnesses that come along.

Why is pet insurance beneficial for pets and pet owners?

  • Any pet regardless of age breed or species can benefit from pet insurance
  • Even if your pet has had a medical condition already, pet insurance is still possible
  • Protection against future illnesses
  • Keeps pets within families who otherwise couldn’t afford payment for catastrophic illness and would have to give up pet
  • Monthly premium helps pet parents budget

The truth is, about 50% of all Trupanion’s customers’ make a claim within the first 6 months of their policy. So it’s best to be prepared!

Watch Dr. Kerri Marshall from Trupanion® as she joins the special “Designing Pet Spaces of Hope – Adopt a Shelter” series where Trupanion is a valued partner. The show airs Thursday, January 10th at 7:30 am (ET/PT) and focuses on giving a makeover to the McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, TN.

The special 3-part series “Designing Pet Spaces of Hope – Adopt a Shelter” airs the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays in January.

Keep your pet happy and healthy, and give yourself peace of mind with pet insurance!

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