Posts tagged "pet insurance"

Daffy Dog Tricks

Daffy Dog Tricks
Readers of my newspaper column wrote me about these dog tricks; hope these folks contact David Letterman: 1) A dog named Sampson, who when asked to “Do Sinatra,” croons – “whaoo-whaoo.”  The owner of the dog say the giddy response proves women still swoon, even with a canine Sinatra. 2) When a Collie named Lassie... Read more »

Trupanion Supports Fire Safety Saving Human and Animal Lives

Trupanion Supports Fire Safety Saving Human and Animal Lives
More than 3,500 Americans die annually as a result of fires, over 18,300 are injured. There is no data on the number of pets kills or injured – but the number are not insignificant. Trupanion – the pet insurance company – takes fire seriously. and they’re right. According to the U.S Fire Administration, many fires could... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

WGN Radio Petcast: Preparing for Emergencies, Pet Insurance, Cat Genetics, Parrots and Ferrets

WGN Radio Petcast: Preparing for Emergencies, Pet Insurance, Cat Genetics, Parrots and Ferrets
This WGN Radio Petcast wins the Gold Medal for being the most jam packed ever! (May take a moment to load): Tracy Reis, national director of Red Star Emergency Services at the American Humane Association talks about preparing for your pets’ survival in emergencies. Everything from carrier training for cats to the importance of microchipping.... 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 »
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Trupanion Insures Pet Mobility Devices

Trupanion Insures Pet Mobility Devices
I typically don’t run press releases here – but thought this is really interesting….As it  happens, I am working on a story about the benefits of pet insurance and many have very nice things to say about Trupanion. Trupanion, the second-largest and fastest growing pet insurance provider(1), today announced the addition of mobility devices, including... Read more »

Winn Feline Foundation Supports Candidate for Senate

Winn Feline Foundation Supports Candidate for Senate
The Winn Feline Foundation is pleased to announce its support for the Hank for Senate Campaign. Hank, who hails from Springfield VA and is running as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in Virginia, has been drawing increasing national attention for his simple message and winning ways on the campaign trail. When asked about... Read more »

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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Pet Owners In Denial On the High Cost of Ownership

The economy has directly hit millions of families across America, two-legged and four-legged members of the family. On November 26, 2010, the New York Times writes about pet owners who can’t afford routine medical fees and other costs such as boarding, grooming and food for pets.  The story asserts that problem is that the general... Read more »
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