Whether it was the rains early in the spring or the record high temperatures in July, this year is turning out to become one of the worst on record for pets and their allerigies. Dogs and cats that have never been plagued in the past are coming to our office scratching, sneezing, biting at feet,… Continue reading

A more recent player on the Pet Health Insurance stage with a bit of a novel approach is trupanion pet medical insurance.  Although more recently founded than VPI,  trupanion has been in existence for several years and has recently added to their “core” plan to provide optional coverage for Complementary Medical Procedures such as acupuncture… Continue reading

One of the original pet health insurance companies and still in existence is VPI (Veterinary Pet Insurance).  They have learned many lessons in their thirty plus years of existence some of which can benefit the pet owner and many which have lead to some complexities in the medical plans available to the consumer.  The flexibility… Continue reading

In the previous post we looked at the importance of health insurance for dogs and cats as the sophistication of veterinary care has escalated dramatically. Fortunately medical insurance for pets has also become more diverse with options that can best suit the needs of the policyholder. This often depends on the species and breed of… Continue reading

Posted on February 11th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Which Pet Health Insurance to Buy?

Over the past several years the medical care that can be provided to your dog or cat has become extremely sophisticated.  Diagnostic ultrasound, MRI’s, CT Scans, Radioactive thyroid treatments have all become commonplace. For your pet, a most important family member, this is great news.  However as we all are aware technology and exemplary care… Continue reading

All too often cat families think that their pets do not need to see the veterinarian regularly if they don’t go out.  Though your cat may not be exposed to as many contagious diseases as a feline who regularly spends time outdoors, there are a variety of other common diseases that can be very threatening… Continue reading

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) initiated a program earlier this year to establish unique veterinary hospitals across the US as Cat Friendly.  This program was created in direct response to an in depth national survey which revealed that our feline friends are significantly under served by the veterinary community.  Although cats out number… Continue reading

Keep Your Kitty Safe During the HolidaysDuring the holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in shopping, decorating, entertaining and everything else, but those activities can be traumatic for cats, and your beautiful decorations may be deadly. Here are some common-sense tips and precautions to help assure your cat’s safety, comfort and well-being… Continue reading

Sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and now scratching at my back……sounds like your seasonal allergies, doesn’t it?  At least all except the back scratching.   Actually this very accurately describes some of the common symptoms associated with allergies in dogs and cats.  In the previous posts we looked at the various causes, testing and evaluations required in assessing skin… Continue reading