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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...

Sep 21, 2011, 09:04 ET

Rock-Pooping Pug Wins 3rd Annual VPI Hambone Award

A Manville, R.I., pug named Harley made national headlines when he ate, and subsequently passed, more than 100 rocks. But today, Harley can add a...

Sep 06, 2011, 09:00 ET

Public to Choose Winner of 3rd Annual VPI Hambone Award

From the dog that ate more than 100 rocks to the cat that chased a fly onto a hot wood stove, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has received a...

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...

Nov 01, 2010, 09:00 ET

November Marks 6th Annual National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Every year in the United States, millions of pets are diagnosed with and treated for cancer. For the sixth year in a row, Veterinary Pet Insurance...

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...