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When You Wished You Had Pet Insurance…

November 4, 2015

Our pets can get into many kinds of prickly situations, and although dogs will always be dogs it can be difficult to predict the cost of medical care when accidents happen. The veterinary treatment for these dogs who got into a tussle with a porcupine are approaching $10K. While this pet owner was lucky enough to obtain funds […]

5 Surprising Facts About Pet Insurance

October 26, 2015

Pet insurance can help offset the costs of paying a veterinarian to diagnose, treat, and manage a pet’s illness or injury. An unexpected illness or injury can happen at any time. Pet owners will probably incur at least one $2,000 to $4,000 bill for emergency pet care at some point during their pet’s lifetime, says […]

The Right Way to Think About Pet Insurance

October 19, 2015

If you’ve done online research elsewhere, you may have seen articles about whether pet insurance is “worth it”—specifically, whether the costs you pay equal or exceed the benefit payouts you get from the pet insurance policy. This is entirely the wrong way to think about pet insurance (or any insurance). You don’t buy insurance with […]

4 Easy Ways to Help Pets in Need – No Checkbook Required

January 14, 2015

If there’s one thing that can be said “fur sure” about pet lovers, it’s that they’ll do anything to make life better for four-legged friends. But giving to favorite causes doesn’t require a lot of effort – in fact, there are ways to support animal organizations just by doing everyday things like shopping, exercising and […]

Trupanion, Inc. Expands Footprint through New Partnership with VCA

January 12, 2015

Trupanion, Inc. TRUP, -1.99% and VCAWOOF, -0.92% announced a new partnership today to help pets receive the best veterinary care possible. The partnership expands Trupanion’s footprint, naming it the preferred vendor for medical insurance for cats and dogs across VCA’s veterinary hospitals throughout the United States.  VCA clients who enroll will have the peace of mind that comes with a medical […]

Pet Insurance Technology Improvements Imperative to Underpin Booming US Market

January 12, 2015

Bosses at leading Anglo-American pet insurance technology specialists, Aquarium Software Inc., have welcomed the news that pet insurance growth in 2014 in the US was (according to The Seattle Times on November 17, 2014) triple the pace of accident and health coverage, with a warning that the growth may not be sustainable without the correct technology platforms underpinning it. What […]

Pet Obesity on the Rise

January 8, 2015

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 and cats. New data released by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, reveals that pet obesity is on the rise for […]

Tips For Starting The New Year With A New Pet

January 4, 2015

This is the “in between” time when we are recovering from the holiday craziness. Our kids haven’t gone back to school yet and many of us haven’t put away our Christmas decorations. Our days have been mixed up for the last two weeks, and we are just now beginning to know whether it is Monday or Friday. […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Pets and their Owners

December 30, 2014

Pets provide us with so much affection and unconditional love that we should find ways to improve our relationships with them in the coming year. At the top of almost everyone’s resolution list is to find ways to save money. Pet owners can keep veterinary costs low by following a few simple guidelines in the […]

What You Should Know About Pet Insurance

December 20, 2014

It is amazing what veterinarians can do today these days – it’s really people medicine for pets. And like people medicine, the price tag for some of these procedures can be staggering. Maybe you should consider pet insurance? Jessica Anderson, a columnist at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, looked into the pros and cons of buying pet […]