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Aug 21, 2013, 09:00 ET

Accidental Ailments Fuel Veterinary Visits

Last year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) policyholders spent more than $37 million treating medical conditions related to pet accidents. In...

Jul 31, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Wackiest Pet Names of the Year Revealed

Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, celebrates the most clever,...

Jun 25, 2013, 09:00 ET

Obesity-Related Claims Rise Among Companion Animals

 Giving pets table scraps and treats may seem like a harmless reward for your cuddly canine or friendly feline, but it can lead to health...

Jun 12, 2013, 09:00 ET

Pet Health Insurance One of Fastest Growing Employee Benefits

 As the U.S. job market recovers, employers are strengthening their benefits package by offering employees one of the fastest growing...

Jun 04, 2013, 08:30 ET

Dog Parks: Safety Tips for Pooches & People

 While frolicking in the park is great exercise and a good time for our playful pooches, canines may return home from the dog park with more...

May 20, 2013, 09:15 ET

Tips for Traveling with Pets

According to the Travel Industry Association of America, approximately 30 million people travel with pets each year. With so many pets on the road,...

Apr 03, 2013, 08:00 ET

Top 10 Dog and Cat Medical Conditions that Prompt a Visit to the Vet

 Just like their human counterparts, when pets are afflicted with even seemingly minor ailments such as an ear infection, stomach ache or...

Mar 05, 2013, 09:00 ET

Veterinary Wellness Visits Keep Pet Costs Down

 Pet owners can save hundreds and even thousands of dollars on veterinary costs each year by taking pets to their veterinarian for routine...

Feb 07, 2013, 08:30 ET

Top 10 Valentine's Day Inspired Pet Names Revealed

In honor of Valentine's Day, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its...

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...