Posts in category "pet insurance"

President of the American Veterinary Medical Association

President of the American Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association new President Dr. Ted Cohn talks about his goals as president on nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE. What Dr. Cohn says is astounded – about only half of our pets see a veterinarian in the course of a year. As a result of diminishing preventive care, there’s increasing illness.... Read more »

Take Your Dog to Work

Take Your Dog to Work
Going to work is good, taking your dog to work is better….according to Natasha Ashton, PetPlan Pet Insurance CEO. Listener HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World as we rattle off the many benefits of having four legs and a wagging tail in the workplace. For starters, dogs are a great stress buster and a way to... Read more »

Sold on Pet Insurance, But Which Company? Reader Question

Sold on Pet Insurance, But Which Company? Reader Question
Q: I’m sold on pet insurance and am looking around for a company. Comparing policies is confusing, though. Any hints? — R.S., Ann Arbor, MI A: Dr. Jules Benson, vice president of veterinary services at Petplan Pet Insurance, has some general advice. “What are you seeking?” he asks. “No question, everyone with pet insurance should... Read more »
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Trupanion Fire Drill at Work Place Where Dogs Go to Work

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At Trupanion (a pet insurance company), there are over 60 dogs at their workplace. I know – I want to work there too! But it occurred to those folks, they don’t have en emergency plan, a fire drill, for example. So see how they prepared. Odds are you don’t have 60 dogs in your home – but... Read more »

Pet Spending Predictions for 2016

Pet Spending Predictions for 2016
Interesting data here, according to “Pet Health Products & Services,” a Freedonia study. The study predicts pet ownership and pet spending in 2016: By 2016, pet spending will reach nearly $31 billion, as pet spending continues growth annually. Pet insurance is gaining significant ground – climbing 11% annually, reaching $680 million in 2016. At the retail level,... Read more »

Purring and Growling Back at Me: Reader Questions/Comments

Purring and Growling Back at Me: Reader Questions/Comments
I love your feedback – sometime you purr, other times you bark or growl…but keep those emails and letters coming (petworld@stevedale.tv). Here are some recent comments. “I was moved by your recent column, which you responded to a reader who had recently euthanized her pet and was feeling a great deal of guilt.  Your response... Read more »
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Trupanion Supports Service Dogs, American Humane Associaiton Hero Dog Awards

Trupanion Supports Service Dogs, American Humane Associaiton Hero Dog Awards
I usually don’t just run press releases – but I am quite pleased about this…Trupanion has walked the walk for service dogs, supporting the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards from day one and also – most important – realizing they may need a ‘break in their coverage. WASHINGTON, July 5, 2012  – Trupanion, a trusted... Read more »

Pet Insurance Saves Lives

Pet Insurance Saves Lives
Veterinarians have traditionally been opposed to pet insurance, but their views seem to be shifting. “This is because pet insurance can save lives, and we’re seeing more examples of this,” says Dr. Julia Georgesen in Chicago. “As a veterinarian, pet insurance allows me to practice better medicine.” Bella was an 8-week-old Pit Bull mix, who... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Report from North American Veterinary Conference

WGN Radio Petcast: Report from North American Veterinary Conference
This WGN radio Petcast was recorded in January (2012) at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL. Listen HERE (you may need to wait a few moments for the petcast to load). Dr. Ron DeHaven is the executive vice president and CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and chair of the Partnership for... Read more »
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Veterinary Visits on the Decline, Our Pets Suffer

Veterinary Visits on the Decline, Our Pets Suffer
My biggest wish for the New Year is that you will keep your pets healthy. You’d think every pet owner would comply, but the fact is there’s been a steady decline in veterinary visits over the past decade, and our pets’ health is suffering. Totally preventable problems are on the rise. As one example, according... Read more »
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