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Latest Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. Stories

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...

2011-06-28 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Few pet owners imagine they will ever have to spend more than $1,000 for treatment of a single pet health incident or condition. Unfortunately, data from Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, reveals that $1,000 veterinary bills may be more common than expected. In 2010, VPI policyholders submitted nearly 14,000 claims with an average treatment cost exceeding $1,000. VPI analyzed...

2011-05-24 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the best days for people--weekends, holidays, summer break--turn out to be the worst for pets. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, recently analyzed its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to find the most dangerous days for pets in 2010. The company tracked accident claims by treatment day across the entire year to discover that, in general, more accidents occur in the...

2011-04-26 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While 2010 saw politicians argue the merits of human health insurance, there was little debate among employers as to the value of pet health insurance. Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, saw demand among employers at an all-time high in 2010. Last year the company added nearly 400 large companies and associations to the list of more than 2,200 groups that offer pet insurance as a...

2010-12-14 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With nearly 2,000 foreign body ingestion claims received over the past year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) - the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance - saw plenty of pets make meals of inedible objects. Many of the usual ingestions showed up again and again; socks, hand towels, sticks, and rocks were especially popular pet "snack" choices. Other ingested items were not quite as common. Following is a list of just some...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, seeks to increase awareness about the prevalence, detection, and treatment of pet cancer by designating November as Pet Cancer Awareness Month. To raise funds for pet cancer research, VPI has once again partnered with the...

2010-10-21 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) policyholders owning dogs and cats spent more than $30 million in 2009 on the 10 most common health conditions requiring surgery for each species. In fact, 1 in 20 VPI-insured dogs and cats required surgical treatment for these conditions. VPI, the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, recently examined its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to determine the top 10 dog and cat surgery...

2010-08-23 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 decide which pet with the most unusual health insurance claim in 2010 would take home the 2nd annual VPI Hambone Award. Between August 2 and August 16, nearly 3,000 people visited www.VPIHamboneAward.com to choose among the 12 nominees and select a favorite. The votes are in, and this year's award goes to Ellie,...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, will grant the title of "The Most Unusual Claim of the Year" to one of its more than 485,000 insured pets. Choosing among the 12 nominees is no easy task, which is why VPI is asking the public to visit www.VPIHamboneAward.com between August 2 and 16 and decide which dog, cat, or desert tortoise will take home the coveted...

2010-07-26 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet owners often joke about pets being like vacuum cleaners literally eating anything put in front of them. Unfortunately, that lack of dietary discretion too often results in pets ingesting toxic substances, emergency visits to the veterinarian, and large medical bills. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, has analyzed its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to find the sources...


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