Pets Best Releases List of Most Popular Pet Breeds in New York

Peppermint Patty, a Shih Tzu, is protected by Pets Best Insurance. The Shih Tzu is 5th most popular dog breed in New York.

Mixed breed dogs and domestic felines top lists of most insured breeds

Boise, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, released its annual list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in the state of New York in 2014.

In the company’s 10 years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends, with certain breeds gaining popularity and others falling in the rankings.

Dog owners in the Empire State, tend to choose smaller dog breeds compared to Pets Best policyholders in other states. The New York cities with the most dogs and cats insured by Pets Best include New York, Staten Island, Buffalo, Astoria and Long Beach. The most commonly insured dog breed in all the top five cities is the mixed breed dog. While cats are always a popular choice for major metropolitan areas, only one cat to every four dogs is insured in the state of New York.

Among the top cat breeds, domestic feline breeds include the domestic shorthair, domestic medium hair, domestic longhair and mixed breed cats.

Tracking data on 234 dog breeds and 46 cat breeds, Pets Best has listed its top 10 breeds for both dogs and cats in New York.

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Pets Best Releases List of Most Popular Pet Breeds in California

The mixed breed dog is No. 1 on the list of most popular dog breeds in California.

Mixed breed dogs and domestic felines top lists of most insured breeds

Boise, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, released its annual list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in the state of California in 2014.

In the company’s 10 years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends, with certain breeds gaining popularity and others falling in the rankings.

Warm weather and outdoor recreational areas make the Golden State a desirable place for small and large breed dogs. San Diego has more insured pets than any other city in the U.S. The most commonly insured dog breed in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, is the mixed breed dog. The city of Irvine’s most insured dog breed is the Labrador retriever.

With many major metropolitan areas, California is also home to many cat owning households. However, for every four canines insured with Pets Best in the state of California, one cat is insured.

Among the top cat breeds, domestic feline breeds include the domestic shorthair, domestic medium hair, domestic longhair and mixed breed cats.

Tracking data on 234 dog breeds and 46 cat breeds, Pets Best has listed its top 10 breeds for both dogs and cats in California.

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Pets Best Releases List of Most Popular Pet Breeds in Texas

The Golden retriever is the 5th most popular dog breed in Texas.

Mixed breed dogs and domestic felines top lists of most insured breeds

Boise, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, released its annual list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in the state of Texas in 2014.

In the company’s 10 years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends, with certain breeds gaining popularity and others falling in the rankings.

Offering a good balance of city and country lifestyles, Texas has a mixture of large and small breed dogs. Topping the Lone Star State’s list is the mixed breed dog, holding strong at No. 1 in the state’s five cities with the most dogs and cats insured by Pets Best: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and Arlington. For every four dogs insured in the state of Texas, only one cat is insured.

Among the top cat breeds, domestic feline breeds include the domestic shorthair, domestic medium hair, domestic longhair and mixed breed cats.

Tracking data on 234 dog breeds and 46 cat breeds, Pets Best has listed its top 10 breeds for both dogs and cats in Texas.

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Illinois Veterinarian Named Best in the Nation by Pets Best

Dr. Mary Felt accepts her award from Pets Best at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2014 My Vet’s the Best grand prize winner recognized for outstanding work

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency, has named Dr. Mary Felt as the nation’s best veterinarian of 2014. Dr. Felt, who treats animals at the DuPage Animal Hospital in Villa Park, Illinois, took home the top honors of the 2014 My Vet’s the Best contest, which featured more than 20 finalists from across the country.

Developed by Pets Best to recognize outstanding veterinarians who go above and beyond to keep pets healthy, the 2014 contest culminated with a presentation at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. During the event, Dr. Jack Stephens, founder and director of Pets Best, announced Dr. Felt as the winner of the coveted 2014 My Vet’s the Best title and presented the veterinarian with a check for $1,000 to support her charitable work. Dr. Felt plans to use her $1,000 winnings to help organizations such as Yorkie Rescue and Making Our Pugs Safe (MOPS) Pug Rescue, two groups she works with frequently.

“Veterinarians can make a significant difference in the lives of pets and their owners, and Dr. Felt exemplifies this through her many efforts to help animals in need,” Stephens said. “Pets Best is committed to recognizing veterinarians for the time and energy they invest in their work.”

Dr. Felt discovered she wanted to be a veterinarian at the age of 6. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has practiced veterinary medicine for 20 years. Her interests include internal medicine, and caring for shelter animals.

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International Business Leader Joins Pets Best Board of Directors

International business leader, Dennis Steadman.

Dennis Steadman offers extensive background in business and veterinary pharmaceuticals

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency, announced today that Dennis Steadman, a recognized business leader across the U.S. and abroad, has joined the agency’s Board of Directors.

Steadman offers more than 35 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and serving in executive roles with prominent multi-national companies, including a successful veterinary pharmaceutical company he built from the ground up.

Prior to joining Pets Best board, Steadman served as president, CEO and director of Velcera, Inc., an animal health company he developed from concept into a thriving business that was eventually acquired for $160 million. In addition, Steadman served as a senior executive with Merial and Merck, both international developers, manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals.

He has also worked as a consultant for numerous Fortune 500 companies and founded Valorum Associates, a company providing strategic and organizational advisory services. He is currently chairman of the board at Piedmont Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on animal health therapeutics.

“Dennis’ extensive background in the veterinary industry will serve as an asset to Pets Best’s efforts to help pet owners afford veterinary care and essential pet medication,” said Greg McDonald, CEO of Pets Best. “We look forward to working alongside him as we continue to serve as a trusted partner for pet owners across the nation.”

Steadman has achieved numerous accomplishments throughout his career, including the creation of a successful venture-backed start-up, as well as forming and implementing innovative veterinary pharmaceutical distribution models in both America and Japan that have been in use for decades. He also designed and executed the successful merger and integration of two multinational veterinary pharmaceutical companies in North America.

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