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Posted on 17 Jun 2011 In: pet insurance

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Protecting pets: More people purchasing insurance in Carroll News from Carroll County Times:One morning last year, Colleen O’Neill’s 7-month-old Great Dane, Miley, wouldn’t eat anything that was given to her. She took her to a local veterinary clinic, but they couldn’t diagnose her.
The next morning, Miley wouldn’t even drink. That’s when O’Neill, of Westminster, knew something was wrong and took her to the clinic again.
“Miley swallowed one of her squeaky toys and needed abdominal surgery to remove the blockage,” O’Neill said.
Luckily, she had just insured her two dogs, Miley and Moose, about four months [...] Continue Reading…

Covering the cost of pet care with insurance

Posted on 15 Jun 2011 In: pet insurance

Covering the cost of pet care with insurance News from ConnectTriStates.com powered by KHQA:Read more: Local, Health, Community, Consumer, Health Insurance for Pets, Health Insurance for Dogs and Cats, VPI Pet Insurance,

Pet Vet: Ear problems in pets

Posted on 11 Jun 2011 In: pet insurance

Pet Vet: Ear problems in pets News from WNDU-TV:
Pet Vet: Ear problems in pets
Many pets scratch their ears, but it’s not always normal; itchy ears can have many causes. 16 Saturday Morning’s Pet Vet, Dr. David Visser, has tips on what you can do about it. Itchy ears are very common. In fact, the largest pet insurance company, VPI, researched and reported the top reasons that pets went to the veterinarian. The 8th most common reason for cats to see the vet was ear infections. For dogs, ear issues topped the annual list.
While there [...] Continue Reading…

Pet insurance provider Hartville Group and the ASPCA® renew strategic partnership News from Benzinga:Continued collaboration between Hartville and ASPCA benefits pet parents nationwide through ASPCA Pet Health Insurance
CANTON, Ohio (PRWEB) June 09, 2011
The Hartville Group, Inc., and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) have renewed their strategic partnership for pet insurance, continuing the strong collaboration between the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare and one of the largest and oldest pet health insurance providers in the U.S.
Initially established in 2006, the strategic partnership paved the way for Hartville [...] Continue Reading…

Trupanion Pet Insurance Announces Partnership with Fetch! Pet Care News from Benzinga:Pet insurance provider Trupanion becomes a founding partner of Fetch! Pet Care’s newly launched Customer Loyalty Club.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 06, 2011
Trupanion, the nation’s fastest-growing pet insurance provider, has become a founding partner of pet sitting company Fetch! Pet Care’s Customer Loyalty Club. All Fetch! Customers will be automatically enrolled into the Loyalty Club at no additional cost and will receive exclusive rewards from Trupanion and other founding members.
“Many pet owners who protect their pets with pet insurance are also those who turn [...] Continue Reading…

Insurers finding a market niche with pets

Posted on 5 Jun 2011 In: pet insurance

Insurers finding a market niche with pets News from Tampabay.com:By Lisa Brown, St. Louis Post-DispatchIn Print: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Faced with the increasing price of medical care, more pet owners are now pulling out insurance cards when visiting the veterinary’s office.
Pet health insurance has been available in the United States for nearly 30 years, but expanded veterinary treatments and changing attitudes toward the family pet has bolstered the number of policies over the past decade, even during the economic downturn.
“The humanization of pets is driving it, as people are more likely to treat pets [...] Continue Reading…

Melanie Wright looks at ways of safeguarding your pet’s health News from Mirror.co.uk:Soaring living costs have forced everyone– including pet owners – to make savings wherever they can.
Yet cancelling pet insurance could be a step too far as it can lead to families faced with an ­unexpected vets bill having to take out a bank loan or even having a much-loved pet put down.
“It’s tempting to look at things like pet insurance as a luxury,” says Phil Paterson-Fox, head of pet insurance at Gocompare.com “However, imagine your dog or cat is injured in an [...] Continue Reading…

Pet insurance growth outpaces veterinary service sales, report says
News from DVM 360:
NATIONAL REPORT — As the cost of owning a pet—and running a veterinary practice—rises, more pet owners are turning to third-party payment plans to keep their animals healthy.

In fact, a new study by Packaged Facts indicates that sales of pet insurance policies are actually growing faster than the sales of veterinary services.

Following a jump of 27 percent from 2007 to 2008, pet insurance sales rose 16 percent from 2008 to 2009, according to Packaged Facts. Sales of veterinary services rose 10 percent [...] Continue Reading…

SPCA Pet of the Week: Sweetie is a survivor

Posted on 1 Jun 2011 In: pet insurance

SPCA Pet of the Week: Sweetie is a survivor News from Santa Cruz Sentinel:
Click photo to enlarge Sweetie lives up to her name. She’s available for adoption at the Santa Cruz SPCA.

LIVE OAK — If any dog deserves a name like Sweetie, it’s this 3-year old miniature Poodle who was severely injured after being left in a Central Valley shelter drop-box with an aggressive dog.
“She suffered a large painful gash and some deep punctures and bruising to her front leg sometime in the middle of the night and shivered in a corner for [...] Continue Reading…

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