Trupanion® now offers coverage and/or premium discounts for therapeutic and preventative pet nutrition

The full line of Hill’s® Prescription Diet®

and Science Diet® Healthy Advantage™

pet foods are now part of the Trupanion™ Pet Insurance coverage! 

I have featured Trupanion on my other blog, Cat Chat, quite regularly and was pleased when I was contacted by Hill’s to see if I would be interested in sharing some new information!

Trupanion just announced this week that the company’s dog and cat insurance now includes benefits for veterinary therapeutic pet foods, including the full line of Hill’s® Prescription Diet® pet foods, and veterinary exclusive preventative nutrition, Hill’s® Science Diet® Healthy Advantage™ pet food. The insurance covers half the cost of therapeutic pet foods including Hill’s Prescription Diet pet foods for two months followed by a discount on the monthly insurance premium for continued feeding of the therapeutic pet food, available exclusively through veterinary hospitals. Veterinary healthcare teams can find out more about the program through their Trupanion Territory Partner or by calling 1-800-569-7913 (then pressing #1). 

“The high cost of medical care is a part of everyday life in human medicine, and insurance coverage can help offset that burden,” said Howard Rubin, COO of Trupanion. “We’re offering a similar plan to assist owners in giving their dogs and cats what they need to have a better quality of life.” 

Trupanion’s dog and cat policies offer one simple plan with 90 percent coverage and no annual, per claim, or lifetime payout limit. With a veterinary physical exam, Trupanion also offers a 30 Day “no obligation” Trial for pet owners, giving them time to decide if the plan fits their needs and budget. The 30 Day Trial waives typical waiting periods so coverage is effective immediately. 

“It makes sense for us to get the news out about Trupanion’s new coverage. This helps pet owners be in a better place to comply with a recommended veterinary therapeutic pet food and supports the healthcare team’s action plan when it comes to nutrition for every pet,” said Janet Donlin, D.V.M., chief veterinary officer at Hill’s. 

For more than a decade, Trupanion has offered affordable pet insurance coverage for cats and dogs that enroll between the ages of 8 weeks and 14 years of age. Trupanion offers pet owners one plan that covers accidents, illnesses, medications and lab work. In addition, Trupanion never penalizes pets for aging or being unlucky enough to file a claim. 

About Trupanion Pet Insurance 
Trupanion pet insurance is available for cats and dogs in the United States and Canada. Trupanion is underwritten by its’ affiliate, the American Pet Insurance Company, allowing Trupanion to offer a customizable pet insurance policy with no benefit schedules. Trupanion’s mission is to protect the cherished bond between pets and their families by ensuring that pets are able to receive optimal veterinary care. For more information about Trupanion, call 800-569-7913 or visit You can also follow Trupanion on Twitter or Facebook. 

About Hill’s Pet Nutrition 
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. manufactures Hill’s® Prescription Diet® brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Hill’s® Science Diet® brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 60 years ago with a unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill’s is committed to its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill’s produces high-quality, great-tasting pet foods owners can trust and give to their canine and feline companions as part of a veterinary health care team recommendation. This ultimately improves patient health and the health of the practice. For more information about Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. and Hill’s Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition™ visit, follow us on Twitter or visit us on Facebook keywords “Hill’s Pet Nutrition.” 



I was not compensated for this post. I have featured Trupanion and Hill’s in the past and was happy to do so again. I believe in sharing information that might be of value to my readers.

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  1. It’s so good that there are so many pet insurance companies in your place and this means pet owners have more choices to choose from.

    So far, we have one and it’s the only one but I’m not pleased with what they offer. Sigh!

    • Hi Priscilla! Yes having choices is a super good thing! I am so sorry you aren’t pleased with yours…move to the U.S.!!!


      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Mom thinks this is wonderful news! She’s been shopping around fur insurance fur us and can’t make her mind up…*tapping toes* Thanks for the info Dakota!

    • Hi Prudence!! My Mom is so happy that you can use this! Don’t feel bad, my Mom has said for the past 2 yrs she is going to get insurance for us and STILL hasn’t done it!

      You are most welcome!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. Great information. I hope to get insurance on these two some day.

    • Hi Mary, Roxy and Torrey, I won’t hold my breath for my Mom to get ours. She sure needs to though!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. Me wishes we had better options where me lives….sigh
    PS Bob and Cinnamon did happy dances all day! Boy they was irritating!

    • Nellie you are such a sweet (and LUCKY!) kitty to enter Bob and Cinnamon so that they could win! I am so happy they are happy!!

      I feel bad you don’t have good insurance there. My Mom needs to get some!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. Hey Dakota,

    I think Trupanion is great – I think I’ve mentioned to you before that I have it – when I was sick a few months ago I had to have a big bag of special food as well as medication and they gave my Mum half the price of the food!! She didn’t even expect it, she just submitted the whole invoice….

    Their customer service is also really good and they tell you by email the status of your claim – they also sent the cheque fast.

    That’s just my experience, but we’ve been really happy so far – and Mum’s happy she doesn’t have to worry about the cost of treatment if I get sick 🙂

    Jeez, I sound like a commercial for Trunapion!! 🙂 But I just like to give credit where it’s due 🙂

    Have a fun day buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Snoopy you have sold me!! I am going to their website right now!!

      THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for that glowing recommendation!!! I am going to check with my vet right now to see if they accept it.

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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