September 21, 2015
PET OWNERS will spend nearly $16 billion on veterinary care this year. If you're considering purchasing pet health insurance, here are five things you should know: 1. Some insurers provide discounts to AARP or AAA members, military personnel and multi-pet families. 2. Some employers offer pet insurance as a benefit. 3. Policies are available for birds, reptiles and other exotic pets. 4. Older pets can be insured, usually until they are 12 to 14 years old, but policies may exclude coverage for age-related illnesses.
March 22, 2015 |
Deathly ill, Harley was marinating in his own toxins. The 4-year-old cat's kidneys had stopped performing their vital blood-cleansing function. The orange tabby from Jordan - his owner was a diplomat in Washington - was carried into the dialysis suite limp, eyes half-closed and glazed over. The veterinarians and other staff at the University of Pennsylvania were already masked and gloved. They hooked Harley up. Penn's Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital is one of a dozen dialysis centers nationally (four are on the East Coast)
July 15, 2014 |
In a nation still struggling to insure humans against illness, insurers say fewer than two million Americans have policies for their pets - maybe 1 percent of the potential market. In England and Sweden, 25 percent or more of pet owners have policies. But marketing to veterinarians and animal drugmakers who sell expensive new therapies has boosted sales and prospects for Newtown Square-based Petplan and others in the small-but- growing ranks of U.S. pet insurers. Bosses and backers of Petplan, founded by English expats Chris and Natasha Ashton when they were Wharton students coping with high vet bills for her cat, thought it a measure of fiscal validation recently when rival Trupanion , the Seattle company that owns American Pet Insurance Co. , filed to raise $89 million in an initial public stock offering.
March 20, 2014 |
ON ITS website, H&M tells potential hires how much they'll be treasured by the behemoth company. "It's important that you feel appreciated and treated well in every way," the Swedish low-priced, high-style fashion retailer assures those who join its 105,000-plus global workforce (whose benefits package is so rich, it even includes pet insurance). "In the long run it's your well-being that is the key to our success. " If only the company's construction people cared as deeply about the well-being of H&M's neighbors.
June 17, 2013
The Daily News Pet of the Week is Gideon, a 9-year-old shar-pei mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Gideon is gentle and loves to take leisurely strolls. He is house-trained and neutered, has his current vaccinations and comes with a month of free pet insurance. Through June, he's available free. For more information on Gideon, contact the PSPCA, 215-426-6300, stop by 350 E. Erie Ave., or visit the website at www.pspca.org .
June 4, 2013
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Lokey, a 3 1/2-year-old male tabby cat at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Lokey is sweet and affectionate, has had his shots and has been neutered. He comes with a month of free pet insurance. In recognition of National Shelter Cat Month, the PSPCA is offering a "Name Your Own Price" adoption promotion through the end of June. If you like Lokey, make an offer. For more information, contact the PSPCA, 215-426-6300, stop by 350 E. Erie Ave., or visit the website at pspca.org.
May 21, 2013
The Daily News Pet of the Week is Madison (above), a 2-year-old pitbull mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Madison is gentle and gets along well with people and other dogs. She has been spayed and is housebroken. Her adoption fee of $40 includes vaccinations and a month of pet insurance. For more information about Madison, contact the PSPCA, 215-426-6300, stop by 350 E. Erie Ave., or visit the website at www.pspca.org .
April 23, 2013
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Piper, a 3-year-old pit-bull terrier at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Piper was saved from cruelty and is loving her new life. She gets along well with other pets and is always happy to see a smiling face. She has been spayed. Her $35 adoption fee includes vaccines, microchipping and a month of pet insurance.
March 11, 2013
TRUDY, a 6-month-old pit-bull mix full of life and energy, is the Daily News Pet of the Week. She loves people and playing with toys, but her real selling point is her adorable speckled nose. Trudy is young and eager to please - a perfect match for almost anyone. Come meet her at the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 350 E. Erie Ave. She has all of her shots and is spayed. Her adoption fee of $50 includes a month of free pet insurance.
February 25, 2013
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Philly, a 7-to-8-year-old German shepherd mix at the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Philly gets along great with other dogs, is house-trained and knows basic obedience commands. He isn't afraid to lean in and give you puppy-dog eyes until you rub him. He has been neutered, is current with his vaccinations and comes with a month of free pet insurance. For more information on Philly, contact the PSPCA, 215-426-6300, stop by 350 E. Erie Ave. or visit pspca.org.