COVID-19 and Pets: An update From Trupanion and the COVID Council

4/7/2021, 8:26 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Seattle, April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trupanion, a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs, will host a webinar to provide an overview, and the latest information on COVID-19 and its effects on pets. The live webinar will take place Thursday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m. PST / 7:00 p.m. EST.

The webinar, “Cats, Dogs, and COVID-19, oh my!” will feature updates from the COVID-19 Council on what is known to date, what is changing, and what pet owners should keep an eye on moving forward as it relates to pets and the pandemic.

At the start of the pandemic, Trupanion’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Steve Weinrauch founded the COVID-19 Council for Animal Health with the aim of advancing the good of global pet health. Over the past year, in a series of webinars, the Council has updated pet owners on new developments, provided guidance to animal health professionals based on the latest news, and addressed questions from the veterinary and shelter communities.

In addition to Dr. Weinrauch, the webinar will feature the Deputy Director of CDC’s One Health Office, Dr. Colin Basler, along with COVID Council members including Dr. Carrie Jurney, DVM DACVIM, CCFP; Professor J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DipACVIM; and Professor Michael Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM).
Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel. Pet owners, and those interested in the topic, can access the webinar for free on Facebook at

WHO: Dr. Steve Weinrauch, BVMS, MRCVS, chief veterinary officer, Trupanion, Founder, MightyVet, Colin Basler DRM, MPH, DACVPM, deputy director, CDC’s One Health Office, Carrie Jurney, DVM, DACVIM, CCFP, president of Not One More Vet, Professor J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DipACVIM; and Professor Michael Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM).

WHAT: A free webinar with an update and advice from COVID Council on what is known, what is changing, and what to look for as it relates to COVID-19 and its effects on pets.

WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 4:00 p.m. PST / 7:00 p.m. EST.

WHERE: The webinar will be streamed on Facebook Live at Trupanion:
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About Trupanion
Trupanion is a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs throughout the United States and Canada with over 600,000 pets enrolled. For over two decades, Trupanion has given pet owners peace of mind so they can focus on their pet's recovery, not financial stress. Trupanion is committed to providing pet owners with the highest value in pet medical insurance with unlimited payouts for the life of their pets. Trupanion is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "TRUP". The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Trupanion policies are issued, in the United States, by its wholly-owned insurance entity American Pet Insurance Company and, in Canada, by Omega General Insurance Company. For more information, please visit

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