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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...

Mar 01, 2010, 09:00 ET

Nation's Largest Pet Insurance Company Reaches 5,000 Exotic Pets Insured

An Eclectus parrot, chinchilla, or Sulcata tortoise might not be everyone’s idea of the perfect house pet. However, for those who consider...

Feb 09, 2010, 09:00 ET

Top 10 Dog and Cat Medical Conditions of 2009

Even the healthiest person can end up in a doctor's office with an unexpected bout of stomach trouble or an ear infection. While these conditions...

Jan 04, 2010, 09:00 ET

Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Dog and Cat Names of 2009

For six years in a row, Max ruled the top spot. But in an upset that is sure to have dog owners talking, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the...

Dec 10, 2009, 09:00 ET

Top Five Reasons Pets Visit the Veterinarian on Christmas Day

While home may be the ideal destination this time of year, many pet owners find that there is no place like the veterinarian's office for the...

Nov 03, 2009, 09:00 ET

Lulu the Pacifier-Eating Bulldog Receives First VPI Hambone Award

One look at the X-ray and Lulu's veterinarian knew this 2-year-old English bulldog's case was far from usual. The radiograph revealed a large...

Oct 29, 2009, 09:00 ET

November Marks Fifth Annual National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is not strictly a "human" condition. As the No. 1 disease-related killer of dogs and cats, cancer claims millions of pets each year....

Sep 01, 2009, 09:00 ET

Twelve Bizarre Pet Accidents Vie For First 'Hambone Award'

From toxic bra inserts to ingested pacifiers and a falling cow, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) received many astonishing pet health...

Aug 18, 2009, 09:00 ET

Allergies to Acne: The Top 10 'Human' Conditions That Also Affect Pets

People allergic to pets may be surprised to learn that pets can sympathize--many cats and dogs also suffer from allergic reactions. Topping...

Jul 20, 2009, 09:00 ET

Top 10 Wild Animals That Attack Pets

Sometimes our pets go looking for a fight, but other times the fight comes to them--from land, sea, and even air. Veterinary Pet Insurance...

Jun 17, 2009, 09:00 ET

Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2009

Nation's Leading Pet Health Insurance Company Reveals Wackiest Pet Names For many a pet owner, Max sounds mundane and Bailey is simply boring. In...

May 21, 2009, 09:00 ET

Top 10 Ways Pets Break Bones

Nation's Largest Pet Insurance Company Reveals Data on Pet Fractures While moving vehicles pose an obvious threat to pets, another common cause of...

Apr 01, 2009, 08:00 ET

April 26 Marks Second Annual National Pet Parent's Day(SM)

Dedicated Day for Pet Lovers Highlighted by Free e-Cards at petparentsday.com Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has designated a day in honor of...

Mar 18, 2009, 09:00 ET

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. Reveals Top Ten Plant Poisoning Claims of 2008

Raisins, Mushrooms and Marijuana Top List of Toxic Plants Most Often Ingested The wrath of grapes was, unfortunately, all too familiar for many...

Feb 17, 2009, 09:00 ET

Sick as a Dog: Pets' Top Medical Conditions of 2008

Largest Pet Insurance Company Reveals Last Year's Most Common Claims Not all the similarities between pets and people are cute and cuddly. Take...

Jan 06, 2009, 09:00 ET

Veterinary Pet Insurance Reveals Top 10 Dog and Cat Names of 2008

Traditional Pet Names on the Decline as "Max" Tops Dog and Cat Lists The faithfulness of man's best friend led many in the past to consider Fido...

Nov 24, 2008, 13:07 ET

Fido Got Run Over By a Reindeer: The 10 Vet Bills That Stole Christmas

Sure, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn't mean Rover won't get sick, break a leg, or eat a nativity set. "He ate a sheep...

Sep 25, 2008, 01:00 ET

Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Insured Dog Breeds

BREA, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- True to its name, the Labrador retriever keeps coming back. Year after year, the Labrador retriever is...

Aug 26, 2008, 01:00 ET

Veterinary Pet Insurance Announces First Winner in Monthly Contest Highlighting Bizarre Pet Accidents

BREA, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people's diets contain too much sugar. But for Sugar, the Jack Russell terrier, the problem was too...

Jul 10, 2008, 01:00 ET

Veterinary Pet Insurance Reports Pet Emergencies a Costly Reality

BREA, Calif., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy squeezes consumer's discretionary income, many pet owners are recalculating their household...