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Apr 29, 2015, 08:02 ET
NY Jets' Eric Decker and "Deckers Dogs" team with Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) to celebrate Pet Parent's Day. For every new quote generated at petparentsday.com through Memorial Day (May 25), VPI will donate $5 to Deckers Dogs to help fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for our military veterans returning home with disabilities.

Veterinary Pet Insurance Teams with NY Jets' Eric Decker and Country Music Singer Jessie James Decker to Help Fund the Rescue, Training and Uniting of Shelter Dogs with Disabled Veterans

 Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, commemorates Pet Parent's Day® on...

Apr 15, 2015, 08:02 ET
With more than 500,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance is the first and largest pet health insurance(http://www.petinsurance.com/plans-and-coverage/dog-insurance.aspx) company in the United States.

Top 10 Most Common Medical Conditions for Dogs and Cats

 Just like their human counterparts, our pets require regular medical attention to treat minor ailments. While common issues such as ear...

Mar 25, 2015, 08:02 ET

Veterinary Prices Decrease in Spite of Consumer Inflation

America's passion for pets has pushed the value of pet-related products and services up steadily year-over-year. However, according to the...

Feb 04, 2015, 08:02 ET
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February is Pet Dental Health Month

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, marks February as Pet Dental Health Month by...

Jan 06, 2015, 08:02 ET
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Pet Obesity on the Rise

 The number one New Year's resolution in America is to lose weight and data shows that pet owners should extend that resolution to their dogs...

Dec 03, 2014, 08:02 ET
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Most Popular Pet Names of the Year Revealed

 For the third straight year, "Bella" reigns as the most common name among both dogs and cats in 2014. "Bailey" was a close second in the dog...

Nov 05, 2014, 13:23 ET
November Marks National Pet Cancer Awareness Month (PRNewsFoto/Veterinary Pet Insurance)

November Marks National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

 Last year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, received more than 63,000...

Oct 07, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claim of the Year Revealed

Charlie, a Labrador retriever from Indianapolis Ind., has won the 2014 VPI Hambone Award  honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the...

Sep 16, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Twelve Perilous Pets in the Running for the Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claim of the Year

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

Aug 06, 2014, 08:15 ET
With more than 500,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance is the first and largest pet health insurance(http://www.petinsurance.com/plans-and-coverage/dog-insurance.aspx) company in the United States.  (PRNewsFoto/Veterinary Pet Insurance)

Wackiest Pet Names of the Year Revealed

The results are in – Peanut Wigglebutt and Snuggles Butt Le Lee head the list of unforgettable monikers chosen as the Wackiest Pet Names of...

Jun 17, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Pet Health Insurance Popularity Soars as an Employee Benefit

BREA, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- National "Take Your Dog to Work Day" is Friday, June 20. While not all companies allow furry four-legged...

Apr 02, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Top 10 Medical Conditions that Prompt a Visit to the Vet

 While seemingly minor ailments in pets such as an ear infection, skin problems, stomach ache or a cough are rarely life-threatening, they can...

Feb 06, 2014, 08:30 ET
With more than 500,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance is the first and largest pet health insurance(http://www.petinsurance.com/plans-and-coverage/dog-insurance.aspx) company in the United States.  (PRNewsFoto/Veterinary Pet Insurance)

Valentine's Day Inspired Pet Names Revealed

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

Feb 04, 2014, 08:30 ET

February is Pet Dental Health Month

 Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, marks February as Pet Dental Health Month...

Jan 08, 2014, 10:51 ET

Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top Pet Names of 2013

 For the second straight year, "Bella" and "Max" reign as 'top dogs' as the modern-day monikers led the list of most common dog and cat names...

Nov 20, 2013, 08:30 ET

Keeping Pets Safe During the Holiday Season

From munching on colorful holiday light bulbs to ingesting chocolate treats intended for human consumption, pets are exposed to a variety of...

Nov 05, 2013, 08:30 ET

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

In 2012, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, received more than 55,000 claims for...

Oct 16, 2013, 08:30 ET

Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claim of the Year Revealed

An ingested bag of toxic onion rings, timely Facebook feedback, and life-saving care at a Boston-area animal hospital led to Winnie 'the pooch'...

Sep 24, 2013, 08:30 ET

Cast Your Vote for 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, 11 were...

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...