Petsecure Celebrates Pet Health Insurance Month

    WINNIPEG, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - Petsecure pet health insurance is celebrating
September as the fourth annual Pet Health Insurance Month. By teaming up with
other organizations in the industry, Petsecure's main goal is to educate
Canadian pet owners on the importance of pet health insurance as part of
responsible pet parenting. Due to the positive response and past success of
this event, NAPHIA ( has created two additional contests to
promote pet health insurance across the United States and Canada.
    "Although just over 1% of Canadian pets are insured, we continue to see
significant annual growth in our organization," states Randy Valpy, President
and Chief Operating Officer of Petsecure pet health insurance. "It's our
mission to promote, educate and share information about pet health to pet
people across the country. Pet health insurance is a great way for pet owners
to prepare and financially plan for the unexpected, especially in uncertain
economic times."
    Huge medical advances have been made in veterinary medicine in the last
few decades. We are now able to care for our pets better than ever before.
However, one in three pets still experience an illness or injury that will
require veterinary treatment each year and caring for an ill pet can become
costly, that's where pet health insurance can help. Over 67% of pet owners
visit their veterinary practice more than their own doctor, so it's no
surprise that pet health insurance continues to evolve and gain popularity
year after year.
    To celebrate Pet Health Insurance Month, pet owners are encouraged to
enter Petsecure's contest at select veterinary practices across Canada and on
their website at This year, Petsecure's grand prize is
valued at $4,000, their largest prize package to date. One lucky winner will
take home: a one year Petsecure Secure 3 policy, a 40" Sony LCD television
courtesy of Petsecure, a one-year supply of pet food courtesy of Purina(TM),
an Apple iPod courtesy of London Drugs, a one-year subscription to Modern Dog
and Dogs in Canada magazines, a dog carrying case courtesy of Ducks Unlimited,
$300 gift certificate towards any veterinary service courtesy of PetLynx and a
$200 gift certificate to Fetch and Pounce.
    "The grand prize was absolutely wonderful," states Terry Braglin, last
year's grand prize winner of Pet Health Insurance Month. "When I won, it was a
gift for the entire family. My dog got pet health insurance, my cats got
Purina cat food, I got a brand new iPod and my husband claimed the remote for
the wonderful TV! I have read my Modern Dog and Dogs in Canada magazines from
cover to cover, they are fantastic. Thank you to Petsecure and all of their
partners for providing such an amazing grand prize for such a wonderful

    About Petsecure pet health insurance:

    Petsecure pet health insurance, the core brand of SecuriCan General
Insurance Company, is 100% Canadian owned and operated. Petsecure is Canada's
oldest and largest pet insurance provider and is currently celebrating 20
years of offering pet insurance to Canadian pet parents. Petsecure provides
comprehensive accident & illness coverage, routine care for pets, plus member
benefits including dental, alternative care and more. Petsecure is also the
only pet health insurance provider in Canada to offer their exclusive Secure
For Life(TM) guarantee.
    For more information on Petsecure visit

For further information:

For further information: Mika Sanson, Manager, Marketing &
Communications, Petsecure pet health insurance, Phone: (204) 942-2999 ext.
7297, E-mail:

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