Dogs swallowing tote bags, honeycombs top list of unusual claims.
BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading nationwide pet insurance agency, today released its annual list of the most bizarre pet insurance claims submitted to the agency during the summer seasons. Since the agency opened in 2005, rambunctious canines have generated a wide range of surprising claims during the warmer months of the year.
“Dogs are often exposed to a wide range of risks during the summer months, as they spend more time outdoors and are exposed to potentially dangerous elements and materials,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best. “While we encourage pet owners to carefully monitor their pets, it is also important to be financially prepared for veterinary emergencies. For many families, pet insurance plays a valuable role in significantly reducing out-of-pocket expenses for veterinary care.”
Below are five of the most unusual summer-related claims Pets Best has processed recently:
Can’t Handle the Tote
Tote bags can carry many delicious treats to a summer picnic, so it was surprising that Tony, a 10-year-old golden retriever from Illinois, decided the tote bag itself was more enticing than anything inside of it. The dog gobbled the handle of a canvas tote bag, but luckily, he arrived at a local veterinary clinic within 45 minutes of eating the unusual item. When a veterinarian induced vomiting, the entire tote bag handle came back up. Although Tony recovered, the tote bag might not make it to the next picnic.
Curse of the Honeycomb
While most pet owners are aware that bees can pose a danger to their pets, the honeycombs bees create can also lead to troubling situations for four-legged family members. While a honeycomb may look appetizing, the treat wasn’t so sweet for Jordan, a 1-year-old Irish terrier from Washington. After devouring a honeycomb, Jordan experienced vomiting and was rushed to a veterinary clinic. Abdominal X-rays were taken and Jordan received fluids to treat his symptoms. The young pooch was placed under observation and then sent home.
Blister in the Belly
18,720 votes cast in latest My Vet’s the Best contest.
BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, announced today that veterinarian Dr. Judy Morgan has been voted the most recent winner of the agency’s My Vet’s the Best contest. The nationwide contest honors veterinarians for outstanding service.
This installment of the contest saw 18,720 votes cast from pet owners across the U.S. on the Pets Best website, www.petsbest.com, and on the company’s Facebook page. Hundreds of veterinarians were nominated and Dr. Morgan competed against five other finalists, winning with 7,189 votes.
“We are thrilled to see so many enthusiastic pet owners getting involved in the My Vet’s the Best contest with their nominations and voting,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best. “It is important to recognize veterinarians, like Dr. Morgan, who work tirelessly to better the lives of animals, not only in their clinic but in their community as well.”
Dr. Morgan received her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois in 1984.
She has operated Clayton Veterinary Associates in Clayton, New Jersey since 1993 and opened her second practice, Churchtown Veterinary Associates, in Pennsville, New Jersey in 2010.
“I think my clients and pet-owning friends understand how passionate I am about pet rescue and giving our pets the best life possible,” said Dr. Morgan of why she believes she won.
As the winner, Dr. Morgan received $1,000 from Pets Best to treat animals in need. She plans to use the prize money to assist with dog rescue efforts. Dr. Morgan is actively involved in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue and an English Toy Spaniel rescue, where she transports, fosters, and provides care to abandoned, neglected, and abused animals. She also plans to place the remaining prize money in an account for other locally rescued pets, including puppy mill rescues.
BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, today released its list of the 10 most popular states for pet insurance. The list was compiled based on the number of dogs and cats enrolled with the pet insurance agency in 2013.
Although the U.S. pet insurance industry continues to grow, some countries have significantly higher rates of enrollment. An estimated 3 percent of dog owners and 1 percent of cat owners in the U.S. have pet insurance, according to the American Pet Products Association 2009-2010 National Pet Owners Survey.1 However, 54 percent of dogs and 34 percent of cats in the United Kingdom had pet insurance in 2012, according to recent data from Timetric, an independent economic and business research firm.2
“While pet insurance is more popular in some other parts of the world, a growing number of American pet owners are recognizing the financial and emotional benefits of insuring their four-legged family members,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best. “As an organization, we have noticed that our coverage options are extremely popular in certain states, with California topping the lists for both dogs and cats.”
In addition to California, six other states ranked in the top 10 lists for both dog and cat enrollment through Pets Best. Pets Best offers pet insurance in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Top 10 States for Dog Insurance
3. New York
5. New Jersey
Top 10 States for Cat Insurance
2013 My Vet’s the Best grand prize winner Dr. Sarah Coburn to aid pets in need with prize money
LAS VEGAS – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, has named Dr. Sarah Coburn the 2013 grand prize winner of its nationwide My Vet’s the Best contest. Dr. Coburn practices at North Slope Borough Veterinary Clinic in Barrow, Alaska, which is the sole source of veterinary care within an 89,000-square-mile area.
Pets Best created the My Vet’s the Best contest in 2010 to recognize outstanding veterinarians and provide funding for the treatment of animals in need. The agency awards several seasonal winners each year and announces one annual grand prize winner during the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. Nearly 1,000 veterinarians received nominations from grateful pet owners during the 2013 contest.
Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best Insurance, announced Dr. Coburn as the grand prize winner today at the Western Veterinary Conference. Dr. Coburn, who was selected from a group of 24 grand prize finalists across the U.S., received a check for $1,000 to support her ongoing efforts to address animal health issues in her region. Dr. Coburn said she plans to use the prize money to provide shelter and insulation for outdoor dogs that otherwise would not have protection from the frigid arctic weather.
Top 10 most insured dog breeds
Published: January 29, 2014
By: Betsy Freese
“Pets Best Insurance Services, a U.S. pet insurance agency, released its list of the most popular dog breeds enrolled with the agency in 2013. You might be surprised at what is Number 1! Click through to see the most insured dogs.”
Read about the most popular breeds here: http://www.petsbest.com/press-releases/pets-best-releases-2013-list-of-most-popular-pet-breeds/
See the full article at: http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/animals/pets/top-10-most-insured-dog-breeds/