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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,...


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...


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...


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 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 20, 2012, 08:28 ET Fortune 500 Companies Expand Pet Health Insurance Offerings

With the campaign trail for the 2012 Presidential Election heating up nationwide, one of the hot-button issues at the center of the debate is human...


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...


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. ...


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...


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...


Aug 23, 2010, 09:00 ET Beehive-eating Labrador Retriever Takes Home 2nd Annual VPI Hambone Award

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, asked the public to go to the polls and...


Jun 15, 2010, 09:00 ET Leading Pet Health Insurer Reveals 2010's Top 10 Most Unusual Pet Names

Shakespeare once famously asked "What's in a name?" When it comes to pet names, the answer is puns, pop culture references, and a little bit of...


May 06, 2010, 09:00 ET Veterinary Pet Insurance Announces Top 10 Puppy and Kitten Accidents

Anyone who's ever brought home a new puppy or kitten knows the seemingly endless amounts of energy and curiosity that come with these furry...


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...