Japanese pet insurance market takes off due to high vet costs

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Veterinary bills are on the rise in Japan, sending dog and cat owners to buy policies to help cover expenses. Considerable advances in veterinary care have helped dogs and cats to live longer, boosting the Japanese pet insurance market well beyond where it was only a handful of years ago. Longer lives and improved veterinary care has sent the price of pet health care skyward. Since veterinary care now comes with a higher expense, Japanese pet insurance policies have taken off. The reason is that dog and cat owners are…

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Bullmastiff that ate a spatula wins weirdest pet insurance claim award

A dog from Lake Charles, Louisiana won the award by consuming the kitchen utensil. A Nationwide pet insurance claim involving a dog that ate a spatula might have been scary at the time, but ended up being an award-winning tale. The owners of the unfortunate pooch were relieved to have an insurance policy to pay for their dog’s care. The Lake Charles, Louisiana bullmastiff won the insurer’s most unusual pet insurance claim of the year award for 2017. This was certainly good news after the poor dog was required to…

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Pet insurance company unveils top 2016 claims for dogs and cats

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Healthy Paws has revealed the most expensive payouts it made for veterinary bills this year. The Healthy Paws pet insurance company has now revealed the top claims made for cats and dogs this year. Families found themselves making claims to cover veterinary bills for unexpected emergencies, incidents and illnesses for their furriest members. With high levels of veterinary care can come exceptionally large bills that owners need to pay. These days, dogs and cats aren’t just pets. They are indeed members of the family and their human parents will go…

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Pet insurance company names winner of “most unusual claim” contest

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A cat in Middletown, Delaware named Lewes was given this month’s title. A two year old cat named Lewes, who is owned by the Racelis family in Middletown, Delaware has now earned a rather unique form of recognition, as his pet insurance company named his circumstance as having the “Most Unusual Claim of the Month” after he was required to undergo an emergency surgery in order to extract a foam dart out of his small intestine. The insurer hands the title out to the oddest claim that is made each…

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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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Pet insurance and its value as a part of dog ownership

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Many families wonder whether or not their canine companion truly needs coverage. For many Americans, their dogs are just as much a member of the family as the humans that live in their households and, as such, they wonder if pet insurance is required in the same way that health plans would be needed for spouses and children. Though the coverage isn’t for everyone, it is considered beneficial to most people who haven’t saved. If you have been putting money into a savings account in order to make sure that…

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Pet insurance company announces top veterinarian contest finalists

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Pets Best has opened up online voting for customers to make their choices. The finalists for the My Vet’s the Best Contest have now been named by pet insurance company, Pets Best, after these animal doctors had been nominated by clients of the insurer for their exceptional care and service. Finalists were recognized for going above and beyond for the care of the animals. Among the veterinarians named within the top six by the pet insurance company are: • Dr. Richard Chu, from San Francisco, CA, at Pets Unlimited •…

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