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Jan 03, 2013, 08:30 ET Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top Pet Names of 2012

 The "Twilight" movie franchise may have concluded last year, but the popularity of the name "Bella" is showing no signs of slowing down among...


Nov 15, 2012, 09:00 ET Pets: Top 10 Holiday-Related Medical Conditions

 From snacking on human treats to biting colorful light bulbs, as the winter holiday season draws closer, pet owners must keep an even more...


Sep 26, 2012, 08:32 ET Nearly Buried Alive, Pooch Rescued, Recovered and Now Revered with 4th Annual VPI Hambone Award for Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claim of the Year

Last October, Keith and Christy Wolfram of Sicklerville, N.J., were given quite a scare when Peanut, their dachshund-terrier mix was found buried...


Jun 27, 2012, 11:59 ET Veterinary Pet Insurance Announces New Leader

 Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, has named Scott Liles its new executive...


May 02, 2012, 09:00 ET Most Common Dog Park-Related Medical Conditions

 As summer approaches and the weather heats up, pet owners are more likely to frequent dog parks for a fun outdoor escape where their furry...


Feb 22, 2012, 09:00 ET Leap Year "Tails"

Leap Year hits the calendar once every four years, but our four legged friends aren't averse to taking a "leap" when we least expect it. As we...


Feb 01, 2012, 09:00 ET February is Pet Dental Health Month

February is Pet Dental Health Month, and Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health...


Dec 14, 2011, 09:00 ET Your Pet Ate What?!

 Harley the pug may have captured the 2011 VPI Hambone Award when he ate more than 100 rocks, but he wasn't the only pet...


Jul 18, 2011, 09:00 ET Veterinary Pet Insurance Reveals Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2011

Although "Bella" and "Max" may lead the pack as the most popular names for pets, thousands of others are donning monikers of a less conventional...


Jun 28, 2011, 09:00 ET Top 10 Most Expensive Pet Health Conditions

Few pet owners imagine they will ever have to spend more than $1,000 for treatment of a single pet health incident or condition. Unfortunately,...


May 24, 2011, 09:00 ET The Top 10 Most Dangerous Days for Pets

Some of the best days for people—weekends, holidays, summer break—turn out to be the worst for pets. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI),...


Apr 26, 2011, 09:00 ET Pet Health Insurance Experiences Record Growth as Employee Benefit in 2010

While 2010 saw politicians argue the merits of human health insurance, there was little debate among employers as to the value of pet health...


Mar 16, 2011, 09:00 ET Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. Celebrates Pet Parent's Day® With Customizable e-cards

National Pet Parent's Day is April 17, and Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, is...


Feb 15, 2011, 09:00 ET Chihuahua Wins Tug of War With Great Horned Owl

The Chihuahua is many things: pet, actor, mascot, and even fashion accessory. If it hadn't been for the quick actions last month of a pet owner in...


Jan 03, 2011, 09:00 ET Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Pet Names of 2010

Call it the "Twilight Effect." In 2010 "Bella" retained its position as the most popular dog name for the second year in a row, and surpassed...


Dec 14, 2010, 09:00 ET Pets Eat the Strangest Things: 2010's 60 Most Unusual Ingested Objects

With nearly 2,000 foreign body ingestion claims received over the past year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) – the nation's oldest and...


Oct 21, 2010, 09:00 ET Top 10 Medical Conditions Requiring Surgery for Dogs and Cats

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) policyholders owning dogs and cats spent more than $30 million in 2009 on the 10 most common health conditions...


Aug 02, 2010, 09:00 ET Public to Vote for Recipient of 2nd Annual VPI Hambone Award

For the second year in a row, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, will grant the...


Jul 26, 2010, 09:00 ET Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals the Sources of Pet Poisoning

Pet owners often joke about pets being like vacuum cleaners literally eating anything put in front of them. Unfortunately, that lack of dietary...


Mar 30, 2010, 09:00 ET Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Marks 3rd Annual National Pet Parent's Day(SM) by Recognizing Pet Parents of the Year

When Sally Benson of Grand Junction, Colo., lapsed into a diabetic coma in 2006, her German pinscher Thor came to her rescue by dialing 9-1-1, a...