Nationwide pet insurance Hambone Award winner announced

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The thirteenth annual award went to a dog that survived a 400-foot fall and has fully recovered. Nationwide has announced the winner of the 13th annual Hambone Award, which is given to the animal that brought about the most extraordinary pet insurance claim of the year. The insurer gave this year’s award to a claim that was filed for the care of Bruin, a German Shephard. Bruin’s pet insurance claim resulted from the multiple injuries he sustained when he fell 400 feet into a canyon in California. The community searched…

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Protecting Your Pets: Insurance and Beyond

Our pets are our faithful companions, and we must do whatever we can to give them a safe and healthy life. A good first step is to purchase high-quality pet insurance, which will protect your furry friend now and in the future. Remember that insurance is there as a safety net, but you can avoid costly claims by creating a safe environment for your pet, so they don’t get sick or injured in the first place. Let’s talk about the importance of insurance and how to keep your pets safe…

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No growth in pet health insurance claims for respiratory issues

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Trupanion has been monitoring the nature of claims for cats and dogs through the pandemic. Trupanion, the pet health insurance company based in Seattle, has stated that it is monitoring the types of claims it is receiving. As of yet, it has not noticed an increase in claims relating to respiratory issues in cats and dogs. The insurer has been watching for changes in claims of that nature since the start of the pandemic. Back in March, the company released a statement that there were “no unusual increases or changes…

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Pet insurance company concerned about anti-vaxxers affecting their pets’ health

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Healthy Paws Pet Insurance is worried about a drop in the number of dogs receiving vaccinations. Healthy Paws Pet Insurance is concerned about animal health care as anti-vaxxers choose not to vaccinate their pets. The insurer has noted a reduction in the number of dogs receiving their basic vaccinations, including rabies vaccine shots. Anti-vaccination trends have been spreading in both human and veterinary health care. According to the Center for Disease Control, anti-vaxxers are currently the leading threat to global health. The result of this sentiment in human health care…

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American dog bite insurance claims rose to $686 million in 2017

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The country saw a 2.2 percent increase in the cost of these claims, said the Insurance Information Institute. The Insurance Information Institute has released its latest U.S. dog bite insurance claims data. The report showed a 2.2 percent increase in the total cost of claims nationwide last year. Claims values themselves increased by a considerable amount in 2017 when compared to 2016. Dog bite insurance claims values rose to over $686 million in 2017. This paid for the year’s 18,552 claims. The average cost per single dog bite claim rose…

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Cat and dog obesity rate rises for seventh consecutive year

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As pets become increasingly overweight, insurance claims connected to excess weight keep climbing. Among humans, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is weight loss, but the new cat and dog obesity rates should likely have pet owners doing the same for their furry family members. For the seventh straight year, the obesity rates among our most beloved pets are on the rise. Cat and dog obesity isn’t just a matter of the way they look. As is the case with people, obesity places them at risk of a…

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Pet insurance companies remind animal owners to avoid a scary Halloween

Pet Insurance for Halloween

While tonight is a great time for fun frights, it is also important to keep dogs and cats safe. Halloween is a very fun time of year, filled with the best of our scary sides, but at the same time, many pet insurance companies have reported that it is among the most dangerous days for animals such as dogs and cats. There are many different hazards to the health of animals on Halloween, so take care to be pet friendly. According to the National Retail Foundation, there was $330 million…

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