Looking for a Valentine Dog Name?

As you know, before we were pet writers, John and I were travel writers with a specialty in romantic travel. We wrote several book specifically on romantic getaways and destination weddings (and even had several destination wedding vow renewals ourselves in both Jamaica and Las Vegas!) Valentine’s Day was always a very busy time of […]

Dog Park Safety Tips

The past few months, we’ve been visiting dog parks everywhere as we research our next guidebook. While we love dog parks for the fun that they can offer dogs and especially for the great off-leash opportunity for traveling dogs that are tired of riding in the car, we’ve seen some bad practices at many parks. […]

Dogs Predict Super Bowl Winners

OK, maybe it’s a little unconventional, but Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has come up with a way to predict the winner of the Super Bowl…using pet names. Yes, this pet insurance company is willing to predict the winner of the Big Game on February 6 based on the number of pets named in honor […]

VPI Releases List of Most Unusual Dog Names

As the pet parents of a dog named “Irie” (a Jamaican patois word that means “all’s well”), we love unusual dog names. But we just thought Irie was an unusual dog name. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has just released its list of the 10 most unusual dog names in its files. Some are real […]

Keeping Your Puppy Safe

Keeping up with a puppy is no small order; these bundles of energy can jump, run, and sniff during all their waking hours. But all that energy can sometimes lead to accidents. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) has looked through their list of 480,000 insured pets to find the top 10 accidental injuries suffered by […]

Keeping Your Kitten Safe

Kittens are a bundle of energy–but sometimes all that playing and jumping can lead to accidents. Just what kind of accidents are most common for kittens? Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) recently looked at its database of more than 480,000 insured pets to find the top 10 accidental injuries suffered by cats during the first […]

Does Your Employer Offer Pet Insurance?

Does your employer offer you the option of a pet insurance benefit? Apparently many more are these days; California-based Veterinary Pet Insurance or VPI (800-872-7387, petinsurance.com) is reporting a 35 percent increase since 2005 in the number of companies and associations that offer the perk in their voluntary benefits package. “In the late 1990s, VPI’s […]