Trupanion Aims to Help “˜Wash’ Away Canine Cancer

November 16, 2010

Pet insurance company Trupanion announces partnership with the National Canine Cancer Foundation.

Seattle, WA (Vocus) November 15, 2010

In honor of National Canine Cancer Awareness Month, pet insurance company Trupanion is partnering with the National Canine Cancer Foundation to support National Dog Wash, an event that raises money for canine cancer research.

Trupanion is proud to take part in such an important cause, and will make a $5 donation to the NCCF for any new policy established in November by National Dog Wash participants. Trupanion’s pet insurance policy covers expenses related to cancer, including diagnostic tests, chemotherapy, and medications.

The National Dog Wash started on November 1st and runs through November 30th. During this time, anyone who makes a $5 donation to the National Canine Cancer Foundation receives exclusive dog washing supplies shipped directly to their home. Participants are then asked to take photos of the products in action and upload those photos to the NCCF website. The intention is to engage people to “wash away canine cancer”. Proceeds from this month-long event will be used to fund important research grants that are used to develop innovative approaches to a cure, treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of cancers in dogs.

According to the NCCF, one in three dogs will be affected by cancer, and of those, half will die. Mast cell tumors are one of the most common cancers found on dogs and while any dog breed or mixed breed can be affected, Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and Shar Peis are more prone to them. Early detection is key to finding and treating cancer in dogs and the NCCF suggests that dog owners routinely examining their dogs for physical or behavioral abnormalities including abnormal swelling, lumps under armpits, sores that won’t heal, foul breath, weight loss, and difficulty breathing.

To learn more about the National Dog Wash and the National Canine Cancer Foundation, visit http://www.nationaldogwash.com.

About Trupanion̢Ң

Trupanionâ“¢ pet insurance offers cat insurance and dog insurance in the United States and Canada. Trupanionâ“¢ is self-underwritten by the American Pet Insurance Company, allowing Trupanionâ“¢ to offer a simple, customizable pet insurance policy with no payout limits and 90% coverage of veterinary bills. Enrolled pets receive lifetime coverage for diagnostic tests, surgeries, and medications if they get sick or are injured, with no incident, annual or lifetime limit. Trupanion’s mission is to deliver fast, simple and user-friendly financial support to pet owners. For more information about Trupanionâ“¢, call 800-569-7913 or visit http://www.TrupanionPetInsurance.com.

About the North American Pet Health Insurance Association

Trupanion̢Ң is a founding member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA). Founded in 2007, the North American Pet Health Insurance Association is committed to educating and promoting the values and benefits of quality pet health insurance to North American pet owners, the general public, and the veterinary community. As an association, we are committed to high standards and transparency in all of our actions and products. To learn more, visit the North American Pet Health Insurance Association website at http://www.naphia.org.

About The National Canine Cancer Foundation

The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to Cancer researchers who are working to save lives, find cures, better treatments and accurate, cost effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine Cancer.

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