National Puppy Day reminds dog owners of the importance of pet insurance

National Puppy Day - Cute Puppy

Saturday was an ultra-cute opportunity to look at the difference these animals make in our lives. Saturday was National Puppy Day and across the country, dog owners and dog lovers took the opportunity to appreciate how important these animals are to us and the difference we can make to them, too. Increasingly dogs are seen as furry family members as opposed to being animal possessions. The last couple of decades have marked a strong difference in the way we think of our pets. They are beloved companions, but what they…

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Pet health tops human wellness, say half of dog owners

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Owners care more about the wellbeing of their companion animals than they do about their own. Pet health has become an astoundingly important issue in the lives of dog owners. In fact, a recent study showed that many dog owners care more about their animal’s wellness than their own. Half of dog owners specifically placed their canine’s health at a higher priority than their own health. The study findings showed that over half of dog owners placed pet health above their own personal health. Moreover, 62 percent of these pet…

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Pet insurance from Trupanion has now made it to Delaware

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The most rapidly growing animal insurer has added yet another state to its list. The second largest pet insurance company in the United States, and the fastest growing, Trupanion, has just announced that it has expanded into Delaware and that animal owners can begin purchasing policies in that state. The policies have become available through the company’s website as well as over the phone. Trupanion stands out from other pet insurance providers as it operates with terms that are different from other companies. For example, it has lifetime coverage available…

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Middletown Common Council chambers hear strong opposition to dog insurance proposal

Pet insurance liability issue grows in Middleton The Middletown Common Council chambers were filled to the limit on April 3, when, one after the next, individuals representing themselves or various organizations spoke up against a proposed law that would force renters to obtain insurance if they own a dog that weighs over 50 pounds. The opposition to the proposal was very strong and brought up a number of different objections to it. Among them, for example, were that it would cause landlords to be less accepting of tenants who own dogs.…

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Benefits and drawbacks of pet insurance coverage

Pet insurance coverage is steadily on the rise as a growing number of dog, cat, and exotic animal owners seek additional financial support to cover the cost of keeping their animals happy and healthy. There are now ten times more insured pets than there were a decade ago, with policies that can insure anything from the regular health check-ups to unexpected emergency services or surgeries. There is a wide range of coverage available, but remember that the better it is, the higher the premiums will be. According to most veterinarians,…

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Pet insurance coverage is worth the cost

Many pet owners struggle with the decision as to whether or not pet insurance coverage will be a good investment to protect their finances and ensure that their pets will obtain the veterinary care they require for the best quality of life. Unfortunately, a large number of Americans are already finding it challenging to be able to afford their own health insurance. This makes the decision even more of a struggle. Currently, there are almost one million North American pets covered by pet insurance. This may sound like a lot,…

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Petplan pet insurance identifies most common veterinary health conditions from 2011

The leading animal coverage provider in the United States, Petplan pet insurance, has revealed the results of its data from 2011, showing the top 10 most common health conditions in dogs and cats. Though some of the conditions, such as diarrhea and vomiting, were to be expected, there were a few surprised about what made it into last year’s most common illness list. According to the claims data received by Petplan last year, the following are the top ten conditions reported: 10 – Periodontal disease 9 – Urinary tract infections…

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