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Latest Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. Stories

2012-05-02 02:26:18

BREA, Calif., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 four-legged friends can play and socialize. In fact, more pet owners are utilizing dog parks than ever before. With a 34% increase over the past five years, dog parks are the fastest-growing segment of city parks in the U.S., according to a study by the non-profit Trust for Public Land. As dog park visits increase,...

2012-03-28 02:25:35

BREA, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 conditions are curable, they can become chronic and expensive to treat. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) policyholders spent more than $46 million in 2011 treating the 10 most common medical conditions afflicting their pets. VPI, the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance,...

2012-02-22 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 coronate Leap Year on February 29, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, features perilous pups and courageous cats that took a leap of faith and lived to bark or purr about it. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120222/LA55650)...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- February is Pet Dental Health Month, and Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, is marking the occasion by reminding pet owners about the importance of regular dental care for their four-legged loved ones. VPI policyholders spent more than $8.5 million last year on dental conditions, the 11th most common type of claim submitted to the Company in 2011. Preventive...

2011-12-14 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 with an unusual appetite this year. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, received more than 6,500 foreign object ingestion claims from January through November. While many pets opted to snack on commonly ingested items, such as socks...

2011-11-08 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans Day will have new significance for Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, as the company announced today its partnership with Pets2Vets. The collaboration unites VPI with the national nonprofit organization, whose mission it is to alleviate the suffering of U.S. active military, veterans, first responders and their families by matching them with at-risk shelter animals...

2011-11-01 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 cancer diagnosis and treatment in pets - making cancer-related conditions collectively the fourth most common type of medical claim received last year. In a continuing effort to educate pet owners about the prevalence, detection and treatment of pet cancer, VPI again recognizes November as National Pet...

2011-09-21 08:04:00

BREA, Calif., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 more coveted title to his claim to fame as Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, named him the winner of the 2011 VPI Hambone Award. More than 4,000 votes were cast at VPIHamboneAward.com from Sept. 6-20, 2011 to determine a winner among...

2011-09-06 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 host of remarkable medical claims. For the third consecutive year, the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance will bestow the coveted title of "Most Unusual Claim of the Year" to one of its nearly half a million insured pets. The winner will be determined by the public, who is...

2011-07-18 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 form. For the fourth consecutive year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, is celebrating the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the country. VPI employees selected 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names from the...