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Fido Got Run Over By a Reindeer: The 10 Vet Bills That Stole Christmas
Date:11/24/2008

i 200 Portable GPS ($224) ($199) 7. Bladder Infection 7. Coach Soho Leather Swingpack ($179) ($148) 8. Sprain 8. Barbie Three-Story Dream House ($142) ($119) 9. Skin Allergies 9. Ab Rocket Abdominal Trainer ($106) ($99) 10. Ear Infection 10. Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock ($95) Bundle ($99) * Manufacturers' suggested retail prices. Prices are subject to change.

This year VPI has received more than 160,000 claims for the aforementioned conditions with submitted fees totaling about $26 million. In contrast to these pricey treatments, VPI Pet Insurance policies start at about $30 a month and help offset costs for the above conditions and countless others, such as cancer, broken bones and diabetes. Optional riders for routine and preventive care coverage are also available.

"Part of responsible pet ownership is financial planning for a medical emergency," said Dr. Carol McConnell, vice president and chief veterinary medical officer for VPI. "The options are to create a dedicated pet savings account, designate a credit card for pet emergencies, purchase a pet insurance policy, or all of the above. These precautions may help prevent the unenviable situation in which pet owners have to choose between their pet's care and that Barbie Dream House."

About Veterinary Pet Insurance

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency is the nation's oldest and largest pet health insurance company. Providing pet owners with peace of mind since 1982, the company is committed to being the trusted choice of America's pet lovers and an advocate of pet health education. VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pe
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