Trupanion is America’s #1 Pet Health Insurance Two Years Running

By: Trupanion Staff | Published Aug 31, 2023


Trupanion is #1 pet insurance DVM360


It’s official — Trupanion is veterinarians’ pick for top pet health insurance the second year in a row. As per an annual pet products survey commissioned by leading veterinary publication dvm360 and announced in late August, Trupanion remains the #1 pet insurance provider in the United States.

Spanning from March 30 to April 1, 2023, the survey asked veterinarians across the country to select what they viewed as the top provider of health insurance for pets. Trupanion — a leader in pet medical insurance that covers animals across the United States as well as in Canada and Australia — once again emerged the clear choice.

The importance of pet insurance

Though the concept of pet insurance goes back historically more than 100 years, it has only been in more recent decades that coverage has taken off with pet parents across North America. Trupanion enrolled its first pet in 2000 and has since helped over 1.5 million dogs and cats get the veterinary care they need.

Pet insurance is considered crucial for many pet owners because of the financial security and peace of mind it can provide when it comes to unexpected veterinary bills. The best pet insurance plans enable timely and comprehensive medical care for pets, improving their quality of life and potentially extending their lifespan.

Additionally, pet insurance promotes responsible pet ownership by encouraging regular check-ups and preventive care. This can ultimately benefit both pets and their owners.


Vet exam with tabby cat


Trupanion’s goal to help pets get the care they need

Trupanion was founded in 2000 with the mission of helping loving, responsible pet parents budget and care for their pets. Over two decades, the Seattle-based pet insurer has become a trusted partner to millions of families with dogs and cats, not to mention numerous veterinary professionals dedicated to providing the highest levels of care to their patients.

With the needs of both pet parents and veterinary teams in mind, Trupanion has revolutionized the industry. Many pet parents don’t have the finances to pay upfront and wait, for example. Trupanion is the only pet health insurance provider that can pay the veterinary invoice at the time of check-out, often in seconds, eliminating the often-cumbersome reimbursement model.

Covering billions in veterinary costs

Over the past 23 years, Trupanion has paid more than $2 billion in veterinary invoices, with nearly one-third of that paid directly to veterinary hospitals at the time of invoice. That’s a lot of pets getting the health care they need!

This is increasingly important, as veterinary costs have risen notably in recent years with inflation. While the average vet visit runs about $61 in 2023 (according to Forbes), it’s the unexpected care costs from surprise health conditions that are challenging to budget for. After all, nobody plans on their pet getting a broken bone or illness that will cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars to treat.

A good pet insurance plan offsets these surprise costs and helps pet owners plan for the unexpected. With more than 1,000 team members globally, Trupanion provides 24/7/365 assistance to members and their veterinarians, helping them to budget and care for their pets.

Is pet insurance right for you?

When bringing a dog or cat into the family, most pet parents anticipate routine veterinary expenses. But nobody can predict the future, and even the healthiest animals are at risk of accidents. A good pet health insurance policy is key to protecting dogs and cats and getting the veterinary care they need when these unexpected injuries and illnesses arise.


A happy pet owner sits between two dogs on a lawn.


That said, trying to track down the best policy for your situation can get overwhelming fast. Comparing your options is crucial to ensure your needs are met. For pet parents, it’s important to carefully consider your furry family member’s specific needs, your expectations for veterinary care, and your budget.

Make an informed decision

Trupanion’s award-winning team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and help you navigate the world of medical insurance for pets.

Not sure where to start? Reading through some common pet insurance FAQs can help get you on the right track!


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