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May 19, 2015, 08:02 ET Taking Your Pet on Vacation: Travel Hazards and Safety Tips Revealed

Each year millions of pets accompany their families on vacation, and with summer approaching, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's...


Feb 04, 2015, 08:02 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 by...


Jan 06, 2015, 08:02 ET 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 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

 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 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 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 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...


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...


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...


Jul 31, 2013, 09:00 ET 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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...