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Jan 31, 2013, 08:30 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 insurance,...

Jan 29, 2013, 08:30 ET

Kitten Gets Stuck in Washing Machine, Creating Near 'Cat'astrophe

 Many of us have experienced a laundry mishap or two – perhaps inadvertently mixing our "darks" with our "whites." Unfortunately for...

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...

Nov 08, 2012, 11:00 ET

WHAT: Sixth Annual VPI K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk in Long Beach - Sunday, November 11

- Partnering with the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF), Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) will host the 6th Annual VPI K9K Cancer Awareness Walk...

Nov 01, 2012, 09:00 ET

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

In 2011, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, received more than 48,000 claims for...

Oct 24, 2012, 08:27 ET

Top 10 Presidential Pet Names

With the 2012 presidential campaign heating up, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health...

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...

Sep 06, 2012, 07:57 ET

4th Annual VPI Hambone Award Honors the Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claim of the Year

 After reviewing more than one million pet insurance claims received by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI)  over the past year, 12 were...

Jul 25, 2012, 08:57 ET

Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2012 Revealed

 "Bella" and "Max" once again topped the list of most popular pet names last year, but there are thousands of pet owners who look for more...

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...

Jun 20, 2012, 08:28 ET

Fortune 500 Companies Expand Pet Health Insurance Offerings

With the campaign trail for the 2012 Presidential Election heating up nationwide, one of the hot-button issues at the center of the debate is human...

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...

Mar 28, 2012, 09:00 ET

Top 10 Dog and Cat Medical Conditions of 2011

 An ear infection, stomach ache or cough can prompt a visit to your doctor and the same holds true for our pets. While the majority of these...

Feb 22, 2012, 09:00 ET
Shayna, a leaping Lab from Florida.  (PRNewsFoto/Veterinary Pet Insurance)

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...

Jan 04, 2012, 09:00 ET

"Bella" Becomes Most Popular Name for Both Dogs and Cats

Holding tightly to the title of most popular name for dog lovers, "Bella" shot into the lead among feline fans for the first time in 2011. ...

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...

Nov 08, 2011, 09:00 ET

Program that Pairs "Heroes" with Shelter Animals Becomes New VPI Partner

Veterans Day will have new significance for Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance,...

Nov 01, 2011, 09:00 ET

Cancer Ranks Fourth Among Most Common Pet Health Conditions

In 2010, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, received more than 71,000 claims for...